The Korean automaker has moved on to the final tests of the new generation Kia Sorento 2021, it will be the fourth in a row. This is a crossover that can move well not only on highways, but also on light off-road terrain. Drivers appreciate the model for reliability and convenience, most likely the new Kia Sorento 2021 will not fail in this regard.
In 2021, the 4th generation Kia Sorento will roll off the Assembly line. At the development stage, the model was codenamed MQ4.
What can be the exterior of the new product allows you to evaluate the render that recently appeared on the network. Obviously, in the new product we will see a number of elements previously found in the updated Telluride, Soul and Seltos models.
Photo hunters have already noticed a test sample of the model on the roads. But it is almost impossible to say clearly and confidently what the new generation will look like. The car is well hidden under camouflage, even there is a cover plate at the back, which does not allow you to assess the dimensions of the Kia Sorento.
But, even based on the available photos, note some features.
- Most likely, the new body will be more angular and aggressive. This affects the overall direction of design development in a Korean company.
- It is already known for sure that the head optics will be presented with headlights with three eyes.
- The false radiator will probably be made in the style of “tiger’s smile”, when the block lights are an extension of the grid. Indirectly, this is clear even in a camouflaged car.
- The body is expected to be slightly longer. As a result, the trunk capacity will be larger.
- A sill edge will appear on the doors. The element is visible even through camouflage. Thanks to this detail, the design will become even more dynamic and aggressive.
- Also on the prototype shown, you can see a pronounced middle line, such a kind of hump ending in air intakes. Excellent design solution already tested on other models of the manufacturer.
- According to the photo taken on the road of the new Kia Sorento Prime 2021 body, a clear section of the body in the middle is noticeable. Just behind the driver’s seat, the roof is lowered.
Kia designers are actively working on rebranding the brand’s cars. This is reflected in new visual solutions, in the desire to use chopped and angular shapes. The new Kia Sorento Prime 2021 will be made in this style. Although for sure, Koreans will try to maintain the current good attitude of drivers to the design of the previous generation car.
There are no photos of the salon yet. The manufacturer is silent about the interior and interior design. Experts are inclined to two options for the dashboard, which can be used by the manufacturer:
- unification with Kia Telluride;
- completely redesigned panel from the previous generation Kia Sorento Prime.
The first option is supported by the simplicity of development. Why make something new when it has just been created and tested, you only need to Refine it to meet the requirements of a specific model. In this case, the driver will receive advanced functionality for managing various elements of the cabin. Multiple touch screens at once.
A significant number of experts believe that the most likely option is still a redesigned panel from an existing car. This decision is supported by the developer’s desire to rethink the design. It is quite possible that the main elements will be left unchanged, and the panel and multimedia system screens will be left in place. But the decorative elements and shape of the torpedo will change.
Interior trim is leather and plastic, perhaps in some versions there will be wooden inserts. In any case, the materials will only be of high quality, without flaws and jambs. The manufacturer will not risk the established reputation of the model. It is possible to add original interior lighting.
Representatives of Kia have already stated that there will be a hybrid version, but when it will arrive in Europe is unknown. So far, it is planned to release it only on the domestic Korean market. Therefore, we will not consider this version yet.
The basic version will be a petrol engine. Probably use a modified 2.4-liter engine with power of 174 HP is Also expected diesel engine of 2.2 liters and output of 197 HP manual transmission with 6 steps, is likely to be in the base set. Automatic transmissions are traditionally more diverse, these are 6AKPP and 8AKPP.
Engineers have already stated that they are working to improve the efficiency of engine-gearbox interaction. This should lead to lower fuel consumption and better acceleration.
Overall characteristics are still unknown. Photos of the new Kia Sorento 2021 model are still available only in camouflage, which makes it impossible to determine the exact dimensions. There are suggestions that the body will be 5-10 cm longer.
No detailed information about trim levels has yet been received. Most likely, like the current version, there will be several modifications that differ in engine and interior trim. Judging by the first photos of Kia Sorento 2021, the exterior of all options will be the same.
You can compare expectations and reality by evaluating the exterior and interior elements captured in the first live photo of the new Kia Sorento, leaked online.
According to rumors, all-wheel drive will only be a diesel version. It will also get an automatic transmission with eight gears. There is no official confirmation of this information yet, Kia representatives are stubbornly silent on all questions regarding the fourth generation Kia Sorento Prime.
Start of sales
There is no exact start date for sales. But, in our country, the new Sorento Prime will get first of all, probably in early 2021. There is evidence that the first European batches will be assembled in Kaliningrad.
The minimum cost of a car will be at least 1.8 million rubles. It is possible that the price may increase in a year.
Videofrom the 2021 Kia Sorento trials: