To assist owners who need a serious down ball rating, Kia has developed an upgraded package which lifts the Sorento's ball rating to 150kg. Currently, the maximum down ball rating for these vehicles is 120kg and the maximum braked towing capacity is 2000kg for automatic and 2500kg for manual vehicles.
The new heavy duty tow package consists of the tow bar, trailer wiring harness, new rating labels and uprated rear suspension springs to cope with the increased down ball weight.
This heavy duty kit will allow for an increased maximum down ball weight of 150kg whilst the maximum braked towing capacity will remain the same at 2000kg for automatic and 2500kg for manual vehicles.
Available for both 4x2 and 4x4 Sorento variants, this solution will provide wider opportunity for those requiring that bit extra for their towing requirements.
The complete heavy duty pack of tow ball, trailer wiring harness, labels and rear suspension springs is available from genuine Kia dealerships for $977.34 plus fitting.
Customers who have already purchased a genuine Kia tow bar with the 120kg down ball weight can upgrade to the 150kg capacity with the purchase of the new uprated springs and labels kit. The conversion kit from a 120kg ball is $239.78 plus fitting.
Further details at your Kia dealer.
(NOTE: towing capacities for vehicles are set around the capabilities of the vehicle and not the tow bar itself, often a cause for confusion when the down ball rating seems to belie the vehicle's towing capacity.This is partly the reason behind Kia's decision to develop the upgraded package to lift the Sorento's ball rating to 150kg.)