Kia Sorento to Get New Styling Tweaks: Goes On Sale This Year
Images of the upgraded version Kia Sorento, which is set to go on sale later this year, have been leaked while testing its prototype at the Nurburgring, in Germany. Reportedly, the new model will get an all-new platform and a few styling tweaks and it include the lights, grille, and front and rear bumpers. These are the major tweaks included to the facelifted model of Kia Sorento. But majority of the changes will be under the skin as the new and modified Sorento shares the same platform with the forthcoming Hyundai Santa Fe, which was revealed at the 2012 New York Motor Show in April.
Even though, the chassis has been upgraded, the updated Sorento will probably keep the current engine specifications, with some minor upgrades to boost its power and fuel efficiency. Engine choices of the new Kia Sorento include a 2.4-liter four-cylinder MPI engine, which generates 175 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque, along with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder GDI engine producing 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and a 3.5-liter V6 engine making 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The refreshed Kia Sorento will also get some minor upgrades to interior design and technology.