Since the Mitsubishi Outlander does not have a brand new plug-in hybrid mannequin, the model will not be competing within the Rebelle Rally with electrical help this 12 months. But Kia is selecting up the baton by coming into not one, however two 2022 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrids within the all-women off-road race.
The Sorentos have been beefed up for the tough terrain, and in step with the all-women theme, they have been modified by the women-owned store, LGE-CTS. One-inch spacer have been fitted to the suspension for a modest elevate together with chunky all-terrain tires on 17-inch KMC wheels. Skid plates line the underside for defense, and tow hooks have been fitted for potential recoveries. Speaking of recoveries, tools resembling tread boards and shovels are saved on the aftermarket roof racks. Inside, the rear seats have been eliminated to create space for a customized storage system.
With two Sorentos, Kia has two groups coming into. One of them is Kia’s group from final 12 months, comprised of Alyssa Roenigk and Sabrina Howells. The second group is new with rally driver Verena Mei and navigator Tana White. They’ll be competing within the X-Cross class in opposition to automobiles such because the aforementioned Mitsubishi Outlander and even the VW ID.4. The Rebelle Rally is already underway and wraps up on October 16.