The Los Angeles Auto Show kicks off later this week and Kia will use the event to provide a “peek into the future.” While the automaker is playing coy, the teaser image shows the 2025 Sorento.
Unveiled in South Korea earlier this year, the facelifted crossover adopts a more assertive Opposites United design that looks great. As part of the makeover, the model has been equipped with a new grille that is flanked by vertical headlights and “star map” daytime running lights. They’re joined by a new bumper, which embraces a more rugged aesthetic.
The remaining updates are modest, but include restyled wheels and new taillights that are now connected together. The model also sports a lightly revised rear bumper.
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The US-spec Sorento should have an all-new interior with a minimalist dashboard and a curved panoramic display, which consists of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment system. The latter should be new and support over-the-air updates.
Other highlights should include revised switchgear, digital key technology, and a fingerprint authentication system. They should be joined by updated trim and a digital rearview mirror.
In Korea, the Sorento is offered with an assortment of engines including a turbocharged 2.5-liter unit producing 277 hp (207 kW / 281 PS) and 311 lb-ft (422 Nm) of torque. Customers can also get a 1.6-liter turbo hybrid or a 2.2-liter diesel with 191 hp (143 kW / 194 PS) and 325 lb-ft (441 Nm) of torque.
We’ll learn US-specifications shortly, but the current model offers 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid options.
Korean model shown