Kia has decided it’s time to refresh their popular three-row SUV, the Kia Sorento, as it enters its third model year. Recently unveiled in South Korea, the updated version brings significant changes to both its exterior and interior, aiming to elevate its appeal to fans worldwide.
Drawing inspiration from the successful Telluride, Kia has changed the Sorento’s exterior. The headlights now sport a vertical orientation, accompanied by a broader and taller grille, while the reshaped hood completes the revamped front fascia.
Inside the cabin, the refresh offers even more impressive updates. The entire dashboard has been overhauled to accommodate a curved display panel hosting a pair of 12.3-inch screens for instruments and infotainment. Beneath the screens, a comprehensive air vent panel bookends the dash with vertical outlets, while a familiar dual-mode touch button panel manages climate and infotainment functions.
Scheduled to hit the Korean market in August, the launch in other regions remains unconfirmed. Considering Sorento’s significance for Kia in the U.S., it’s highly likely that these changes will reach American shores soon. Expect the new Sorento to offer an array of powertrains, including naturally aspirated, turbocharged, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid options similar to the current version.