While we continue undressing the next-gen 2021 Kia Sorento, today we want to share with you a new rendering image that following the latest spy shots could be very close to production model.
What we know so far?
The new Sorento will have Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid variants, that like the future Santa Fe Hybrid, will use a combination of the 1.6 Turbo engine and an electric motor with two battery types. The total output is going to be 220 hp. This eco variants should use the Solar Roof premiered on the Sonata and also used on K5 Hybrid.
The 4th gen Kia Sorento will have up to 6 engines, depending on the market. From the gasoline side, we have a 2.5-liter Naturally Aspirated GDi engine will be the entry level and also a 2.0-liter T-GDi and a 2.5-liter T-GDi engine.
From the diesel side, Kia will offer the 2.0-liter & 2.2-liter R-engines. We suppose that the 2.5-liter NA will be the base model for the US-market, while diesels could be limited to Europe & South Korea. After all they want to move it up on the ecofriendly said offering the Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid so that makes sense.
As we have seen on the many pictures of the interior that were already leaked, the new Sorento will have a 12,3″ inch digital cluster and a 10,25″ inch infotainment system, rotary gear selector and more. Something that is on the list of the information we have received is something very curious, it’s about a hidden rear wiper, we need to see more pictures to understand how it could work.
The next-gen Sorento is expect release the first official pictures on February 20th, with official launch event on March 10th. After this leaked pictures were emerged, this schedule could suffer some changes as Kia could release official teasers soon to stop leaks. Launch of HEV & PHEV are set for Q2 2020.