The prototype of the updated crossover Kia Sorento passes speed tests on the Nurburgring

The prototype of the updated crossover Kia Sorento passes speed tests on the Nurburgring

July 3, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Foreign publications have published photos of the new generation of the crossover Kia Sorento, the prototype of which was tested at the Nürburgring racetrack. It is expected that the new generation of the crossover will be shown at the end of 2020 as the 2021 model.

The mid-size crossover Kia Sorento received a small facelift during the 2019 model year, but as we all know, time moves very quickly in the world of SUVs and crossovers. We found our first prototype of the next generation Sorento only last month – the test car had what is called “heavy” camouflage coverings on the sides and in the rear.

Now we have the second series of “spy” photos of the South Korean novelty, the prototype of which this time was photographed on the Nürburgring race track.

What do these new photos show about the next Sorento? Although it will be a completely new generation of the model, and not just another update, it will not really change the mid-size crossover externally. The overall proportions look the same, and the distinct shape of the B-pillar is easily visible when the false panels were removed. We can also see a curved side window that shows the familiar shape of the D-pillar, but if you look closely at the “belt” line, on this prototype it is more tilted from front to back.

At the back, we see a brand new tailgate and a lower bumper. The rear lights are obviously temporary for the time being, but the camouflage is completely cropped around the mounting areas, showing what could become the shape for new taillights. If so, then Sorento will abandon the horizontally oriented shape for something rather square. Currently, we do not have specific information about the engines for new items and changes to the cabin, although rumors have reached us that Kia will offer various hybrid powertrains.

The new generation of the crossover is likely to be shown at the end of 2020 as the 2021 model.