Kia Sorento New Interior Leak Ahead of February Reveal

by Jan 24, 2020All News, Kia, Spy Shots3 comments

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We keep discovering more & more elements of the next-gen 2021 Kia Sorento thanks to a new set of spy pictures that shows us all the interior design & dashboard as we have never seen before and also gives us a reveal date, set for February 17th in South Korea (start of pre-order).

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There are up to three interior configurations on the pictures (black, beige/black & sand/black), the source says the black one corresponds to the Hybrid variant, that like the future Santa Fe Hybrid, will use a combination of a 1.6 Turbo engine and an electric motor.

What we know so far?

Kia will offer a Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants. As well, a Fuel Cell variant is under study as the Sorento SUV, whose higher price can justify the cost of the fuel cell power pack, is highly likely to be the beneficiary of a hydrogen-powered option.

Kia already has a fuel cell car on sale in Korea, but this model is not sold in U.S or Europe. “We are looking at a fuel cell, in the future, in a bigger car,” says Artur Martins, Kia Motors Europe Marketing Vice President “but it depends a little bit on how the European market goes. It works better on a bigger car because the customer is prepared to pay more on a bigger car.”

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Also we have a lot of new details that confirms his words. The next generation Sorento will debut during before the end of 2019. These are the very first spy shots of the next generation Sorento SV which is expected as a 2020 Kia Sorento Model Year in the US-market. It will be a full model change, not a facelift, with a completely new design.

One of the special characteristic of this new model that we are able to see despite the big layer of camouflage is the Tiger Nose grille. The grill shape follows what we have seen on the latest SUV from Kia, the Telluride, a model that according to Kia executives will share its angular body shape with the next gen Sorento & Sportage.

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And looking at the pictures we can confirm that this is truth and the next-gen 2020 Kia Sorento will change from the more rounded design of the current one to a more angular & with more straight lines, like what we have seen on the Telluride.

On the powertrain side, despite the future Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid variants will use the latest technology from Hyundai-Kia, including the Solar Panels charging system on the roof, no more details have been disclosed yet.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

3 Comments

  1. Fish

    I was afraid this would be all touch sensitive like the k5, its refreshing to see real toggles. If they stretch this 2-3 inches as they did with the santa fe, I could totally see getting this in top trim vs a telluride ex.

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  2. dalex7777

    @thekcb @Jose @joseantoniolopez

    Your boilerplate copy for Sorento needs to be updated. This will be a 2021 model. The 2020 Kia Sorento was already introduced in October of 2019. Your boilerplate still says:

    “Also we have a lot of new details that confirms his words. The next generation Sorento will debut during before the end of 2019. These are the very first spy shots of the next generation Sorento SV which is expected as a 2020 Kia Sorento Model Year in the US-market. It will be a full model change, not a facelift, with a completely new design.”

    The 2020 Kia Sorento has already been introduced in the US and North American market. And there were no significant changes accept all Kia ADAS systems went from “warning” up to “assist”, dropping the top-line SXL trim, no dynamic bending lights available, no ventilated seats available and no “ice cube” fog lights available on any trim.

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  3. Maykel

    This is why I wanted Genesis to have an exclusive interior fit and finish. Look at the beige steering wheel, gear selector and drive mode; tell me that doesn’t remind you of GV80 one bit? BTW, gloss black finish would be dirt and fingerprints magnet.

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