Kia Debuts Refreshed Sorento In South Korea
Kia’s SUVs are surprisingly premium and well equipped for the price, and the automaker has had great success with its Telluride three-row. The long-running Sorento is due for a facelift after a few years on sale in its current form, and it appears it’s getting one – at least in South Korea.
Though it’s expected to come here soon, the new Sorento is hitting its home country first. As it did with the Carnival minivan, Kia mimicked the Telluride’s muscular lines with the updated styling, though changes focus mostly on the front end. The tail lights have new shapes, and the rear bumper is slightly different than before.
Updates in the cabin include a new dash with a large curved display panel and two 12.3-inch screens. The air vents are reshaped, and interior door panels are updated with new ambient lighting features. In Kia’s typical fashion, the interior looks more upscale than the SUV’s likely price tag affords.
Kia hasn’t given a release date or details for the North America-bound Sorento, but the Korean version goes on sale in August. We could see the new model as soon as the summer of 2024, and there will likely be hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants alongside the gas model when it arrives.
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