06/06/2020

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Kia Sorento to get tougher outside, cushier inside

Envisioned to arrive for the 2021 design 12 months, the redesigned Sorento is part of...

Envisioned to arrive for the 2021 design 12 months, the redesigned Sorento is part of a broader thrust by Kia and its South Korean sibling manufacturer Hyundai to prioritize crossovers and SUVs. 

The Sorento slots less than the top-shelf, a few-row Telluride crossover which was new for 2020 and is a linchpin of the carmaker’s 5-nameplate crossover lineup. 

U.S. product sales of the outgoing Sorento fell 11 % to 95,951 units in 2019, but the U.S.-produced crossover was continue to Kia’s No. 3 nameplate behind the Soul subcompact and Optima sedan. 

Kia suggests it hopes to boost product sales with a much more refined inside, replete with the enormous digital display.

“One of the highest high quality inside areas uncovered in any Kia to day,” Kia said, “the intuitive, tech-oriented cabin of the new Sorento retains the spaciousness and a few-row versatility that has characterised the Sorento more than its 18-12 months existence.”