KIA launched tests of the updated Sorento crossoverJune 27, 2019
Judging by the most “fresh” photos of Korean specialized publications, KIA engineers are actively testing the new version of the Sorento mid-size crossover. We also have some details about the long-awaited new product.
A few minutes ago, spy photos of the updated South Korean crossover KIA Sorento appeared on the network. It is reported that the car is in the final testing stage, however, its body is covered with a rather dense layer of camouflage – used as a film, as well as special false panels.
Despite all the efforts of the KIA team, you can already see the general proportions of the new Sorento. We see that the body of the crossover has become more square. Apparently, the designers of the South Korean brand were inspired by the exterior of the new 7-seater Telluride crossover.
The updated KIA Sorento received a significantly increased false radiator grille, large wheel arches, as well as front optics with LEDs. According to rumors – yes, and this is noticeable, the overall length of the crossover will increase. Unfortunately, the back of the prototype is camouflaged the most.
At the moment, it is known that the motor range of a mid-size crossover is filled with a hybrid engine, which will be created from a gasoline engine and a 48-volt starter-generator. The long-awaited novelty will be offered with a plug-in hybrid power plant – this version of the car will receive the prefix PHEV.
It is reported that KIA Sorento, which will be positioned as a crossover of 2020 model year, already in its basic version will receive a fairly wide list of equipment for active safety systems and driver assistance. The presentation of the car will be held at the end of this year at a special event in South Korea.
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