- New Kia Sorento takes design cues from the highly successful Telluride, new Seltos SUV and Optima sedan.
- Hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants will eventually offered.
- Sales for the Korean market begin in February while North America will wait until later this year.
It would seem that the Korean automakers are opting to move away from traditional means of new product introductions in favour of putting together stand-alone parties. Genesis will reveal their all-new GV80 in Miami in 24 hours and now, the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento will be introduce on February 17th which coincides with the opening of the order-books in South Korea.
From the renderings, we can clearly spot the latest evolution of Kia’s tiger-nose grille as we’ve already seen it on the all-new Kia Seltos SUV and upcoming Kia Optima sedan. At the other end, the Kia Telluride-inspired taillights are obvious and well-integrated. Every in the middle is recognizable as Sorento material.
There are picture of the new Sorento’s interior circulating on the web however they’re not exactly helpful in establishing anything more than confirming that the dashboard and switchgear are equally all-new.
Some of the news about the 2021 Kia Sorento we’d already learned is that a hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain will be introduced at a later date. As for North American market introduction, the new Sorento should make its debut later this year, possibly at the first June edition of the NAIAS.