The next-generation Kia Sorento is coming, and it could be coming quickly based on the variety of spy pictures that have popped up in the last few weeks. Spy professional photographers have recorded the large crossover testing at the Nürburgring on several occasions, and the video above highlights the Sorento’s substantial testing at the popular track.
2021 Kia Sorento Design
We do not know how the Sorento’s design will change for its fourth generation. Nevertheless, taking a look at the camouflaged vehicle, it doesn’t appear the crossover is getting a substantial visual upgrade from the outside. It was just earlier this year when we drove the refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento, and the South Korean car manufacturer is already preparing for a full-fledged replacement.
A rendering from last month offers a hint at what the next-generation Sorento could look like, and, while it does not borrow a lot from the stylistically sensational Kia Telluride, it does look far more glamorous. We’ll have to wait for more camouflage to fall off before we can state with certainty where the design is heading.
2021 Kia Sorento Engine
While it’s enjoying the view the lumbering SUV navigate the Nürburgring, tires squealing for grip through sweeping corners, we still don’t know what kind of powertrains the new Sorento will have under the hood. Presently, Kia provides the 3.3-liter V6 and 2.4-liter inline-four in the 2019 model making 290 and 185 horsepower (216 and 137 kilowatts), respectively. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid are likely alternatives for the next-generation crossover too.
2021 Kia Sorento Interior
We have yet to see inside the 2021 Sorento; however, even the revitalized version for the 2019 model year looks a little obsolete. The interior might borrow greatly from the new Telluride, which has an interior that looks even more upscale than the Sorento’s. The Kia should sport a fully digital instrument cluster, bigger infotainment system, new switchgear, and top quality products where they matter.
We could see the new Sorento soon, especially if it’s supposed to hit the market as a 2021 model year vehicle. However, we likely won’t see it till early next year during the winter auto show circuit. Its expose might even be delayed up until late next year, too. In any case, a new Kia Sorento ought to thrill customers seeking to upgrade.
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