The prototype of upcoming 2018 Kia Sorento has been unveiled and spy shots have appeared on the web already. There are quite a few mid-size crossover SUVs in the market but it is hard to match the popularity of Kia Sorento. Since its debut in 2002, the Sorento has been giving a tough fight to contenders from stables of Honda, Ford, and Nissan. The present model was launched just two years back but Kia Motors is gearing up to launch the 2018 version.
2018 Kia Sorento – Redesign Exterior and Interior:
The spy shots reveal a more stylish exterior design for the upcoming Sorento. It will possibly be launched in 5 trims- L, LX, EX, SX, and Limited. The new Sorento may sport a redesigned grille and sleeker looking headlamps. The grille may have a honeycomb design. Some changes may also be there at side and back side of the car.
The 2018 Kia Sorento may sport a more lavish interior than the existing model. The dashboard may be revamped and there would be plenty of soft-touch materials. Kia may throw in some useful small item storage bins and holders.
Kia Sorento 2018 will come loaded with latest amenities and you can expect several safety features too. Expected safety features include several airbags, traction control, lane departure warning, rearview camera and blind spot monitor. The cabin may be laden with features like noise insulation, ambient lighting, and dual-zone climate control. Of course, you will get the latest version of Kia’s touch screen entertainment setup.
2018 Kia Sorento – Powertrain:
The Kia Sorento 2018 may get new engines but the company is a mum on the topic. The existing powertrain may also be used in tweaked form for better fuel economy and output. Then the company may retain entry-level 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Top trims will get a 3.3-liter V-6 unit. If the new car is lighter than fuel economy may get a boost.
2018 Kia Sorento – Price and Expected Release Date:
It is not clear if Kia will raise the price of 2018 Sorento or not. However, an expected base trim price could be around $26,000 while top trim price could be around $46,500. It may be released early in 2018.
Kia Sorento 2018 looks like a worthy upgrade. However, aspects of cabin design and power train are yet to be clear. The car is sure to be equipped with latest amenities and new safety features. Kia may produce a winner again by keeping the price within limits.