(Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – The current fourth generation Kia Sorento (buy a used Kia Sorento car now) was presented at the beginning of 2020 and was launched in Germany at the end of the same year. And even after two years, the style seems outdated. However, the facelift is coming and the South Korean manufacturer is already busy with tests and prototypes. But what could the updated version look like? We try to approach this question with these informal translations.
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Kia Sorento facelift release
Erlkönig’s latest appearance now it has inspired our colleagues from Kolesa.ru to create two exclusive reviews of the updated SUV.
The updated Sorento will be recognized on the outside with a new face with redesigned headlights with C-shaped LED daytime running lights. In addition, a changed grille is assumed to be installed. It remains to be seen if the model shown here is correct, because it does not match those of the models seen.
He offers three different ones to choose from
In the second presentation from behind, Erlkönig’s captured performances are also seen. There wasn’t much to see yet, but digital artists believe they’ve spotted an LED strip connecting the two rear lights.
This much-loved design element seems to complement the Telluride-inspired style of the rear end well. A new accent on the rear bumper is also possible.
The current Sorento is available in Germany with a choice of three drives. The base is a four-cylinder 1.6 liter with 180 hp, which is combined with a 60-hp electric motor to create a 230-hp hybrid car and can be ordered with front wheel or all wheels and always with six. -automatic speed.
The market launch is not before early 2024
The 1.6-liter engine also forms the basis of the plug-in hybrid model, which has a system output of 265 hp thanks to a 91-hp electric motor, all-wheel drive is on board as standard with a maximum 13.8- kWh. -battery voltage gives a theoretical EV range of 57 km.
The diesel is a 2.2 liter four-cylinder with 194 hp and 440 Nm of torque. This engine is always mated to an 8-speed gearbox and can be ordered with front or all-wheel drive. However, we don’t expect any major changes to any of the facelift stocks. Only the PHEV model range could be slightly increased by Kia.
But when is the refreshed model coming to dealers? And when will the premiere take place? We don’t think it will debut until mid or late 2023, so a launch isn’t likely until early 2024 either.