Kia has transformed the Sorento from minivan-esque to a muscular type of car. However, it used the reimagined version of its mid-size crossover. The new generation Sorento looks a lot different from the one it succeeds. Meanwhile, its full details are yet to come. However, Kia has revealed that the upcoming and latest Sorento will offer a hybrid powertrain and also have more interior space compared to the prior. And also there happens to be an improvement in its cabin over its predecessor with a snazzier styling throughout, and slick digital interfaces.
The Kia 2021’s Sorento is expected to boast an impressive portfolio of Kia SUVs.
What’s New About the 2021 Kia Sorento?
The new generation Kia Sorento is however expected to make its debut in March at the Geneva auto show. Both camouflaged and undisguised spy shots and also several official images of the Sorento have given us a clue of what to expect from the all-new midsize crossover.
Meanwhile, the Korean automaker has also said that the next-generation model will ride on an all-new platform. And this new platform will make it bigger inside and out. The car will also feature an eventual plug-in variant all together with its hybrid powertrain.
The New Generation’s Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The Sorento lineup will possess a turbocharged of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and will ride on eight-speed auto transmission. Meanwhile, the engine is expected to develop 227 horsepower. However, there will be an optional all-wheel drive as well as a hybrid powertrain that pairs a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor.
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The 2021 Kia Sorento however still shuttles families in three seat rows. However, its not the largest SUV available by the automaker anymore. The new makeover made on the Sorento makes it to find itself among other crossovers Kia has introduced so far.
Meanwhile, Kia hasn’t yet said how much the new generation Sorento will cost, but the all-new Sorento will make its arrival in the U.S in late 2020.
Comfort and Features of the New generation Kia Sorento
However, Kia says that the bones for the new generation 2021 Sorento are new. And also the new crossover rides with a slightly lighter body compared to its prior. But its still less than 190 inches from bumper to bumper.
Moreover, there’s one extra inch between the wheels than the outgoing version, and also the cabin part has been moved closer to the engine than before. This helps in improving its interior space which the former models lack to its direct rivals.
The seven-seat version is however expected to have a short third row that’s best left for small children. Kia also said that its new design created more legroom in the first two rows, more headroom in the third row, and also 32% more cargo volume in the back.
You should know that Kia hasn’t yet detailed standard equipment. But its available safety features include an automatic emergency braking, active lane control, adaptive cruise control. And even a highway driving assistant.
However, it has some other optional features which include an ambient sound maker, and a head-up display. It also has a 12-speaker
Bose sound system as well as mood lighting.
The new generation Sorento comes with at least 7 USB ports, and also the ability to pair two devices via Bluetooth. This feature will enable you to use one for calls and the other to play music.