Changes in the appearance of the updated model Kia Sorento can be called cosmetic. The designers slightly adjusted the body of the crossover, giving it a more modern and stylish look.
The Korean mid-sized SUV has been fully developed by LED headlights and fog lamps with 4 LED eyes in the modernized front bumper. As well as a smart falshradiator grille, perelitsovannym rear bumper with a double-barrel branch pipe nozzle exhaust pipe and modernized LED marker lights with excellent graphics. In the arsenal of the model were added 19-inch alloy wheels with a new design. Installation of other bumpers increased the overall length of the body of the updated crossover Kia Sorento (Kia Sorento Prime) to 4800 mm.
Separately it is worth mentioning the new, conditionally sporty version of Tuon for restyling Kia Sorento. In addition to more rigid dampers and shorter springs than the usual Sorento, the Tuon version includes bright parts that decorate the exterior: the falshradiator grille, rear view mirrors, rails and rims are painted black, there are standard chrome plates on the doors and side steps With a bubble surface providing the effect of anti-skid.
In the saloon, a new four-spoke steering wheel (in rich versions with electric steering column adjustment), a new 8-step automatic gearbox control handle, a wireless smartphone charging platform, quilted leather seats, a multimedia package supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The luggage compartment door equipped with an electric drive (option) opens automatically without the help of hands (the sensors catch the signal from the keyfob if the owner is next to the rear of the car for several seconds). If necessary, it is possible to change the height of the door.
Technical characteristics of the updated Kia Sorento 2019-2020. The main innovation in the technical stuffing of the Korean crossover is the presence of the newest 8 automatic transmissions developed by the engineers of Kia-Hyundai (replaces 6 automatic transmissions). The new 8-speed transmission is 3.5 kg lighter than the 6-speed automatic, equipped with a compact oil pump and a simplified valve system. At the same time, the 8 automatic transmission boasts a higher efficiency with an increased to 34% ratio of the lowest gear to the highest, allowing for better engine economy.
The line of engines has migrated to the updated crossover from the pre-reform SUV unchanged. In Korea, the version of Kia Sorento is offered with a petrol four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo 240-horsepower engine and a pair of four-cylinder turbo diesel engines with 2.0-liter 186-hp and 2.2-liter 202-hp. Drive front or full.
For the Russian market, the updated Kia Sorento Prime received well-known engines.
Gasoline 2.4 GDI (188 hp) and 3.3 MPI (250 hp), as well as diesel 2.2 CRDI (200 hp 441 Nm). The drive is full by default.