The Kia Sorento is currently a top-rated crossover SUV all across the United States and other parts of the globe. It is the brand’s second-largest SUV, just below the full-size Kia Telluride and. Offering three rows of seating, the Sorento can fit up to seven passengers but in a slightly smaller version that is more practical for many families. The 2023 models are on display in dealerships, including ours, and are ready to drive off to new homes when their new owners find them. But what’s in store for the 2024 Kia Sorento in Albuquerque, NM?
A lot of speculation is floating around in cyberspace about the forthcoming model, with varying degrees of similarity. Although there’s been no official word from Kia headquarters, some exciting changes could be in store for the vehicle.
Although the company usually gives its vehicles a slightly updated appearance with a midcycle refresh, spy photos reveal the Sorento could be getting a more significant update for the new model year. With the entire Kia lineup looking sleeker than ever before, the Sorento is likely to follow suit. Under all the layers of covering, the 2024 prototypes appear to borrow styling elements from the Telluride, such as a more upright stance, vertically-aligned headlights, and a more prominent grille with lower air intake vents.
Things are harder to discern at the rear, but the taillights may change to an offset slant rather than the vertical position on the current model. Some sources are reporting there could also be a full-width light bar connecting the taillights, a beefier rear bumper, and new skid plates, but it’s difficult to confirm.
The cabin of the current Kia Sorento is already a spacious place where you’ll find plenty of affordable luxury systems to keep you and your passengers feeling like pampered VIPs. Filled with comfort amenities like heated and ventilated seating, and cutting-edge technology (some of the best in the auto industry), the Sorento promises a smooth ride that will keep you entertained and connected while you travel. Spy shots of the camouflaged interior point to some significant changes aimed to make the ride even better.
Currently, you get an 8-inch touchscreen in the base trim, while higher trims boast twin 10.3-inch displays as standard. A photo of the disguised interior shows a camouflaged dash, but a single curved panel combining the infotainment screen and a digital gauge cluster is a strong possibility.
We don’t expect any changes under the hood of the new Sorento. The current powertrain offers various setups, including a 2.5-liter 281-horsepower turbo-four, a 2.5-liter 191-hp inline 4-cylinder, a 261-hp PHEV, and a 227-hp regular hybrid setup. Both hybrids use a 1.6-liter inline-four for their internal combustion.
The Sorento on sale now is the fourth generation of the vehicle, which debuted as a 2021 model. The updated 2024 Kia Sorento in Albuquerque, NM will likely arrive sometime in the fall of this year. Visit Fiesta Kia at 7400 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, to learn more.