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All you need to know about towbars for KIA Sorento

KIA first introduced the Sorento into their range in 2002. The KIA Sorento is available as a or ATV/SUV. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your KIA Sorento, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of KIA Sorento below.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 1) Towbars

The KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 1) was first released in 2002. To determine which variant of KIA Sorento you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 1) Nose Weight

ATV/SUV(MK 1) models made between 2002 and 2006 have a minimum nose weight of 112 kg and a maximum nose weight of 150 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 1) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your ATV/SUV(MK 1) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 1)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your ATV/SUV(MK 1), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your ATV/SUV(MK 1) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 1) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your ATV/SUV(MK 1) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your ATV/SUV(MK 1) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local KIA dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 1) Bumper Cuts

ATV/SUV(MK 1) models made between 2002 and 2006 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 1) Towing Capacity

ATV/SUV(MK 1) models made between 2002 and 2006 have a towing capacity of 2800 kg to 2800 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your ATV/SUV(MK 1) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the ATV/SUV(MK 1) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 2) Towbars

The KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 2) was first released in 2006. To determine which variant of KIA Sorento you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 2) Nose Weight

ATV/SUV(MK 2) models made between 2006 and 2010 have a minimum nose weight of 140 kg and a maximum nose weight of 150 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 2) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your ATV/SUV(MK 2) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 2)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your ATV/SUV(MK 2), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your ATV/SUV(MK 2) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 2) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your ATV/SUV(MK 2) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your ATV/SUV(MK 2) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local KIA dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 2) Bumper Cuts

ATV/SUV(MK 2) models made between 2006 and 2010 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 2) Towing Capacity

ATV/SUV(MK 2) models made between 2006 and 2010 have a towing capacity of 3500 kg to 3500 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your ATV/SUV(MK 2) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the ATV/SUV(MK 2) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) Towbars

The KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) was first released in 2010. To determine which variant of KIA Sorento you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) Nose Weight

ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) models made between 2010 and 2012 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local KIA dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) Bumper Cuts

ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) models made between 2010 and 2012 will not require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) Towing Capacity

ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) models made between 2010 and 2012 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2500 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the ATV/SUV(All other variants LED rear light) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4) Towbars

The KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4) was first released in 2012. To determine which variant of KIA Sorento you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4) Nose Weight

ATV/SUV(MK 4) models made between 2012 and 2015 have a minimum nose weight of 120 kg and a maximum nose weight of 150 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your ATV/SUV(MK 4) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your ATV/SUV(MK 4), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your ATV/SUV(MK 4) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your ATV/SUV(MK 4) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your ATV/SUV(MK 4) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local KIA dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4) Bumper Cuts

ATV/SUV(MK 4) models made between 2012 and 2015 will require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4) Towing Capacity

ATV/SUV(MK 4) models made between 2012 and 2015 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2500 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your ATV/SUV(MK 4) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the ATV/SUV(MK 4) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) Towbars

The KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) was first released in 2015. To determine which variant of KIA Sorento you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) Nose Weight

ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) models made vehicles made after 2015 have a minimum nose weight of 135 kg and a maximum nose weight of 135 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local KIA dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) Bumper Cuts

ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) models made vehicles made after 2015 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


KIA Sorento ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) Towing Capacity

ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) models made vehicles made after 2015 have a towing capacity of 2500 kg to 2500 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the ATV/SUV(MK 4 facelift (inc. AdBlue) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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