The 2024 Kia Sorento, revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, boasts a confident exterior redesign, premium interior with next-gen technology, and introduces the X-Pro variant for outdoor enthusiasts. Here are the highlights:
Design and Exterior:
- Combines Kia’s “Opposites United” design philosophy with “Bold for Nature.”
- Upright front hood, squared-off edges, and distinctive amber daytime running lights for a confident stance.
- Vertical taillamps reminiscent of Telluride; broad rectangular front grille with stacked LED projector headlamps.
- Star Map lighting elements for a futuristic touch; wider skid plate garnish on front and lower bumpers.
- New exterior colors, including Midnight Lake Blue and Dawning Red.
- Streamlined and modern aesthetic with horizontal features.
- Available panoramic curved display integrating dual 12.3-inch screens.
- New interior color palette, including Dust Blue for HEV and PHEV versions.
X-Line and X-Pro:
- X-Line: Center-locking differential, bridge-type roof rack, X-Line front and rear bumpers, gloss-black front grille, 20-inch gloss black wheels.
- X-Line and X-Pro offer rich interior color combinations in new Olive Brown and Sage hues.
- X-Pro: Standard 17-inch wheels with larger tire sidewall for all-terrain tires, increased towing capacity up to 4,000 lbs.
- Next-gen Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) system from the EV9.
- Over-the-air updates; USB-C ports throughout the cabin.
- Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on all trims.
- Ultrawideband-based Digital Key 2.0 for virtual vehicle keys.
Driver Assistance and Safety Features:
- Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) upgraded to detect pedestrians, cyclists, and oncoming vehicles while turning left.
- Standard Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Lane Following Assist (LFA).
- New features include Smart Cruise Control-Machine Learning, Highway Driving Assist 2, Digital Camera Mirror, and Surround-View Monitor.
- Available in FWD or AWD.
- LX and S trims with a 2.5-liter I-4 GDI engine (191 hp, 181 lb.-ft.) paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
- Upper trims, including X-Line and X-Pro, with a 2.5-liter turbocharged I-4 GDI engine (281 hp, 311 lb.-ft.) and 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission.
- Active on-demand all-wheel drive available on certain trims and standard on X-Line and X-Pro.
The 2024 Kia Sorento is expected to go on sale in the first quarter of 2024 in various trims, with HEV and PHEV models arriving later in 2024 as 2025 models.