This is what the 2024 Kia Sorento will look like. Launched in the United States for the 2021 model year and not yet sold in our Region, the Kia Sorento doesn’t seem outdated, but it’s soon time for a mid-cycle update. The South Korean automaker is already testing camouflaged prototypes in Europe, and spies captured a test vehicle earlier this month. The costume that covered the front end was significant, but we did see some design changes hidden under the cover.
The latest spy photos inspired our friends and colleagues at Kolesa.ru to produce two exclusive renderings previewing the facelifted SUV. What you see is the refreshed Kia Sorento with a new face featuring restyled headlights with C-shaped LED daytime running lights and a new grille. We’re not too sure about the latter, the pattern doesn’t quite match what we saw on the prototype, but this is surely a possible option for the modified fascia. These renderings also propose adjustments at the rear.
The spied prototype didn’t show much of its rear end as it had additional concealment, though renderers believe the rear fascia could receive a coast-to-coast LED bar connecting the taillights. The current Kia Sorento is available in the US market with a choice of four engines. The base naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine makes 191 horsepower, followed by a turbocharged version of that engine with 281 horsepower. Two electrified engines are also available, both with a 1.6-liter engine and making 227 horsepower and 261 horsepower respectively in hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants.
We doubt the engine lineup will change with the facelift, but there could be minor spec tweaks. The current generation of the Kia Sorento has been on sale in the United States since 2021 and we believe that the updated model will not arrive before the middle of next year as a 2024 model. Before that happens, it is likely that the family SUV will be presented in its renewed form in South Korea and Europe.