Currently, KIA Telluride is one of the main reasons for the discussion of the Korean brands, but do not forget about its midsize crossover, which is to change the generation.
KIA Sorento fourth generation (codenamed MQ4) will make a serious competition in its class. While the current car has a conservative design compared to the chiseled appearance Sorento’s 2nd generation, it is expected that the 2021 model year will receive a distinctive design in the style of Soul, Seltos and Telluride.
In front of you can celebrate a brand new radiator grille in the style of “tiger nose” which extends around the slim led headlights. The rear part was more muscular, in the style of the Range Rover Sport, a shapely spoiler on the tailgate and a large bar diffuser.
But the biggest change must occur in the interior. Thus, the third row passengers will get more comfort from the increased legroom and a pair of USB ports, while the seats front and second row acquires a function of heating and ventilation. Large screen infotainment system dominates the dashboard. By the way, the media now has got support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Also in salon it is possible to note the fully digital instrument panel, wireless charging for smartphone and wireless communication via Bluetooth. Drivers come to the aid of an expanded list of assistants, such as intelligent cruise control with Stop & Go function, aid in keeping the lanes and help in the safe exit, (SEA).
We expect that you will be offered many power plants, starting with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder GDI engine, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with turbocharging, the 2.2-litre CRDI diesel and a 2.0-liter hybrid four-cylinder, borrowed from the latest Hyundai Sonata.
All the power will be transmitted to the front wheels via 8-speed automatic transmission or to all four via the active all-wheel drive system with multiple modes of motion.
It is expected that the official debut of the new generation KIA Sorento will be held in the coming months and sales will begin early next year.
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