A lot of people are wondering about the 2024 Kia Sorento, considering that now is the trend of everything crossovers or SUVs. It’s a good thing that there is new update about the Sorento after a prototype was seen in Russia – somewhere there. Naturally, the prototype was heavily covered in camouflage, but on the rear bumper and the front hood.
Powertrain and Performance
In terms of engine, there is new update about the new 2024 Kia Sorento. The upcoming Sorento is said coming with new transformations, or at least the rendering images show such a thing. One of the transformations is about the engine. There would be a total 6 engines being offered, but it’s basically depending on the market.
The gas models would be running on a naturally aspirated unit with 2.5 liter capacity, which would be available on the entry and base trim. Another option is to choose the one with turbocharged unit with 2.0 liter as well as 2.5 liter capacity on the higher trims. And there would be the turbodiesel units with 2.0 liter capacity as well as 2.2 liter one.
But Kia has made plans concerning their electrified vehicles, including the upcoming Kia Sorento with both plug in hybrid and also hybrid units. Rumor has it that Kia would implement solar energy by having the solar roof technology – like the one in Sonata Hybrid. You should be looking forward to the SUV having the technology, offering free miles. In Hyundai, they claim that 6 charging hours can give you extra miles up to 808 miles or around 1,300 kilometers).
Price and Release Date
The debut for US market is likely happening during Auto Show New York (which will take place in April) and then availability will start not long afterwards. In the meantime, the price for new 2024 model of Sorento will likely start around $27,000. Further details are shady and nothing clear has been made. But once Kia is ready to provide more details, they will offer extra information.
Further Developments for Sorento
Kia seems to create their own benchmark or their own standard level, and they want to match up their Sorento with the newest X5 BMW. It’s safe to assume that their Sorento would be somewhat premium r exclusive than any of the previous products. Well, based on the prototype, the new South Korean’s car looks quite promising. The new interior seems sporty with digital instrument cluster, a big (and central) infotainment screen, and a steering wheel with four spoke design. From the cabin, you can see that the new Sorento has somewhat upscale vibe and more premium appearance.
Kia needs to be serious about their upcoming Sorento, considering that it would be competing against promising names like Skoda Kodiaq, Toyota Highlander, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Nissan Murano, GMC Acadia, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Mazda CX9.
The 2022 Model
If you take a look from the 2022 model, Sorento has many promising features. Some of the great things to like about the vehicle are the striking, catchy, and fresh exterior design. The exterior and also interior parts are getting tech updates, so it won’t be limited to the interior area only. The interior quality is also impressive. There are two engine options and both of them are about performance and practicality.
Will these features stay for the 2024 model? It’s unclear. Will there be a 2023 model too? Everything is unclear, and even the updates about the 2024 model don’t seem to fix just yet. Hopefully, Kia can be smart about their next production, which means that they need to figure out everything carefully about their 2024 Kia Sorento.