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Kia Shares First Images of the 2024 Sorento

The next Kia Sorento (South Korean version)
Photo: KIA
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The changes are mostly cosmetic (exterior and interior); we'll know more at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The Kia Sorento is getting a redesign for the 2024 model-year, which its maker wiull show in full later this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, on Thursday, November 16 to be precise. 

In anticipation of the big reveal, Kia shared images of the front end to provide an idea of the changes coming to the North American model. 

The revised Kia Sorento coming to North America
The revised Kia Sorento coming to North America
Photo: Kia

No further information has been revealed about the changes to the model for 2024. We don't expect any changes under the hood, since the current generation, presented at the beginning of 2021, introduced a new 2.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that replaced the 3.3L V6 that had served the SUV for ages. Base versions should still benefit from the naturally aspirated 4-cylinder, also 2.5 litres in size. 

Last July, the company unveiled the Korean version of the Sorento. Comparing the images from that time with the ones shown today, we get the impression that it's the same model, just presented differently thanks to the lighting effects. What is clear is that the styling picks up the theme used with the new Niro, as well as the EV9 SUV that is about to make its debut. 

The refreshed Kia Sorento, South Korean edition
The refreshed Kia Sorento, South Korean edition
Photo: Kia

Compared to the outgoing product, the grille and headlights have been redesigned, and the bumper and hood have been updated. The overall look is richer and more refined. 

At the rear, the 2024 Sorento will benefit from new lights and a new skid plate. 

For the rest, we'll have to see if the other changes, especially the addition of three new colours to the Korean palette, are also part of the new features offered here. 

Exterior design of next Kia Sorento (South Korea)
Exterior design of next Kia Sorento (South Korea)
Photo: KIA

On board, the model presented on the other side of the planet also benefits from the new Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) operating system, already present in several Hyundai and Kia models. The dashboard and centre console have also been redesigned, with new air vents and simplified controls.

We'll have full details of this refreshed Sorento after its official unveiling in Los Angeles. 

 

Daniel Rufiange
Daniel Rufiange
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