2021 Kia Sorento X-Line Teased For US Market, Debuts September 22
Kia unveiled the fourth-generation Sorento for Asian markets in February before showing the Euro version a month later. Fast forward to September, the midsize SUV is set to break into North American specs, bringing an X-Line model. If you’re unfamiliar with that level of trim, it’s a more rugged version of the crossover recipe that Kia uses for the funky Soul as well. In other markets, there is also a Seltos X-Line and even a pint-sized Rio X-Line. Additionally, a Telluride X-Line could be on the way based on a leaked internal survey.
Anyway, back to Sorento. He will be putting on North American clothing next Tuesday, September 22. In the meantime, Kia has released a few teaser images, one showing the X-Line badge and the other a grainy side profile of the all-new SUV in its rugged version. level. The two adjacent photos show the revamped Sorento finished in a green tint, which could be the same Undercover Green paint available for the Soul X-Line.
Technical specs for the US-spec model will be released next week, but we already have a pretty good grasp of what’s to come when we check out the global Sorento. The bread and butter of sales will likely be represented by the turbocharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine with 277 horsepower and 310 pound-feet (421 Newton-meters) of torque.
Kia also developed the new Sorento to accommodate a hybrid powertrain that combines a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with a 44 kW electric motor for a total output of 227 hp and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). The electrified version gets a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, with a plug-in hybrid version expected to arrive in some markets soon. There’s also a 2.2-liter diesel for Europe with 199 hp and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) on tap, linked to a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, but it’s very little. likely he is in the United States.
With the North American variant coming for the 2021 model year, we expect the new Sorento to go on sale at the end of this year.