© Motor1.com 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line teaser
Kia apparent the fourth-generation Sorento for Asian markets aback in February afore assuming off the Euro adaptation a ages later. Fast advanced to September, the midsize SUV is about to breach awning in North American specification, bringing forth an X-Line model. If you’re alien with this trim level, it’s a added asperous booty on the crossover compound that Kia is additionally application for the blue Soul. In added markets, there’s additionally a Seltos X-Line and alike a pint-sized Rio X-Line. In addition, a Telluride X-Line could be on its way based on a leaked centralized survey.
Anyway, aback to the Sorento. It will put on North American accoutrement abutting Tuesday, September 22. In the meantime, Kia has appear a brace of brain-teaser images, one assuming the X-Line brand and the added a chapped ancillary contour of the all-new SUV in its asperous trim level. Both adjoining photos appearance the revamped Sorento accomplished in a blooming shade, which could be the aforementioned Undercover Blooming acrylic accessible for the Soul X-Line.
Technical blueprint apropos the US-spec archetypal will be appear abutting week, but we already accept a appealing acceptable compassionate of what’s to appear by blockage out the all-around Sorento. The aliment and adulate of sales will acceptable be represented by the turbocharged 2.5-liter gasoline agent with 277 application and 310 pound-feet (421 Newton-meters) of torque.
Kia has additionally developed the new Sorento to board a amalgam powertrain that combines a turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline agent with a 44-kW electric motor for a absolute achievement of 227 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm). The electrified adaptation gets a six-speed automated manual and all-wheel drive, with a constituent amalgam adaptation due to access anon in some markets. There’s additionally a 2.2-liter agent for Europe with 199 hp and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) on tap, affiliated to a new double-clutch eight-speed automated gearbox, but that one is awful absurd to accomplish it stateside.
With the North American alternative advancing for the 2021 archetypal year, we’re assured the new Sorento to go on auction backward this year.
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