Debut Delayed Until Year’s End
Work on the improved Kia Sorento persists and recently, we circulated a spy video showing the South Korean SUV being tested in pre-production with Michigan license plates plus a complete body camo (look at the hyperlinks below). It would appear that the automobile manufacturer is making slow but steady progress in the creation of the model and it seems likely that the premiere won’t happen before the conclusion of this year. Conversely, you don’t have to wait until the official debut for a look at the design of the 2024 Sorento.
Our friends at Gotcha Cars showed us an amazing collection. This unique gallery points to renderings of a modernized Sorento. Compared to the original spy images, it is clear that the front-end has been fully overhauled featuring a fresh radiator grille and vertical lamps. The design of the LED DRLs is totally new with reconfigured details on the bottom of the bumper and the lower grille.
The design wheel has been altered as seen in the renderings, with a few smaller modifications to the outer aesthetic. No notable variation is expected on the rear side, based off of spy photographs, however the lights have new illumination artwork. The curve of the bumper seemingly stays untouched yet there are minor alterations to the diffuser made from plastic material.
Although these illustrations present us with a rough sketch of what the visual modifications on the upgraded Sorento could look like, not much is known regarding its powertrain configuration. The motor vehicle is currently retailed in the US with four varied engine types in which the bottom variant sports an ordinary 2.5-liter four cylinder engine boasting 191 horsepower (142 kW). Its superior version features a turbocharged version of that same engine, adding 281 hp (210 kW) of additional power. Furthermore, two electrified choices (standard hybrid and plug-in hybrid), both accompanied by 1.6-liter engines, generate 227 hp (169 kW) and 261 hp (195 kW) respectively. We are not expecting any major improvements there.
Source: Gotcha Cars