Facelifted Kia Sorento ready for European debut at Frankfurt

Updated Nov 24, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

Alongside the new 5-door hatchback concept, Kia will bring a refreshed SUV to Frankfurt.

Back in July, the Kia Sorento facelift was premiered in South Korea. Next month, Kia will break its cover in Europe at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. As revealed by the manufacturer, the third-gen Kia Sorento will receive aesthetic updates both on the exterior and inside, along with numerous cutting-edge technologies.

angular front of the facelifted Kia Sorento

Next month, Kia will break its cover in Europe at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

New LED lightings, refreshed bumpers, and revised dark metallic “tiger nose” front grille are noticeable revisions that makes the new Kia Sorento sportier and more aggressive. Besides, you can opt for three options of new 17-, 18-, and 19-inch alloy wheels. Also, all-new Gravity Blue and Rich Espresso hues are also added, joining the existing color palette.

side view of the facelifted Kia Sorento

New LED lightings, refreshed bumpers, and revised dark metallic “tiger nose” front grille are noticeable revisions

Moving inside, you’ll be attracted by a fresh 4-spoke steering wheel with a new gearlever. In the meantime, the climate control switchgear is given a new screen and the instrument cluster is also renewed. What’s more is that the carmaker will offer better use of soft-touch plastic and leather to bring customers a more comfortable feeling when driving and at the same time, beautify the car with a premium look.

angular rear of the facelifted Kia Sorento

You can opt for three options of new 17-, 18-, and 19-inch alloy wheels

>>> Take a peek at the new Kia Concept which will also make its debut at Frankfurt

Not only that, other standard equipment carried over the cabin includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen comparable with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, TomTom navigation system and a wireless charger. As an option, you can live with music thanks to a set of 640W 10-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system.

interior of the Kia Sorento facelift

Moving inside, you’ll be attracted by a fresh 4-spoke steering wheel with a new gearlever

Concerning safety factors, the facelifted Kia Sorento will come with the company’s new Drive Wise suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) containing Lane Keeping Assist System, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, adaptive LED headlamps and more.

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2018 Kia Sorento facelift INTERIOR

A powerful SUV is exactly what fans have expected. The Kia Sorento, accordingly, is still powered by the same 2.2L CRDi diesel engine, but the engine will be paired with an all-new 8-speed automatic gearbox for quicker shifts. With the new transmission, CO2 emissions will also decrease from 172 to 159g/km.

Last but not least, a new Sorento GT Line trim will be offered featuring 4-piece LED fog lights, solid side steps, red brake callipers, dual exhausts and new black leather upholstery with GT Line emblems and satin chrome highlights inside.

The pricing hasn’t been unveiled but hope that the SUV will be a good buy.

>>> Meanwhile, let's take a look at the prices of 2017 Kia Sorento for sale in the Philippines

Know more about Kia Sorento 2022

Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento 2022 is the midsize crossover entry of the Korean automaker. Currently, Kia Philippines is offering the fourth-generation version of the nameplate which was introduced in 2020.  It is available in two variants with a price that ranges from Php 2,398,000 for the base EX to Php 2,588,000 for the flagship SX. Under the hood, this vehicle comes standard with a 2.2-liter Smartstream inline-4 diesel engine that is capable of making 199 horsepower and 441 Nm of torque. Only an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is used to send power to the front wheels.

Dimensions-wise, the Sorento has a length of 4,810 mm, a width of 1,900 mm, and a height of 1,700 mm. Additionally, it has a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,815 mm and 176 mm, respectively. Locally, this Korean midsize crossover competes against the likes of the Ford Explorer, Subaru Evoltis, and Mazda CX-9.

₱ 2,398,000 - ₱ 2,608,000

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