Some images of the redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento are circulating on social media ahead of the model’s official debut in South Korea.
The mid-size SUV was shown with an exposed dashboard, front- and rear-end. The public’s response has been positive so far, with some reserving judgment until the release of the official photos from Kia.
Based on the photos, the new Sorento has a distinct grille styling with a U-shaped pattern and the automaker’s signature “Tiger Nose” placed just above the large Kia badge. It also features blocky headlights with chrome surround as well as two-bar taillights and overall shape and size that mirror the current generation Sorento.
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It’s a different story for the interior, however, as depicted by the large touchscreen on the dashboard, a digital gauge cluster screen in front of the driver, and oddly shaped air vents sandwiched by the climate controls.
It’s not yet clear if the 2021 Sorento will keep three rows of seats or if it will become Kia’s new two-row SUV considering that the upcoming Telluride will also join the three-row family.
What Kia did confirm, though, is the arrival of a plug-in hybrid variant, although it remains to be seen if the same variant will reach the United States market.
The 2021 Kia Sorento SUV is reportedly set to debut in the Korean market this February, with news on its arrival in the United States expected to be released in the next few months.