The new 2023 Kia Sorento is on the way, according to the South Korean automaker. This SUV is highly competitive in its class, offering almost the same comfort as family crossovers such as Ford Explorer or Toyota Highlander. Furthermore, it is visually appealing and has one of the most elegant interiors. Generally, even the entry-level trim has a well-designed interior.
However, as you move up the trim levels, things become better. The manufacturer provides four engine choices under the hood. Besides three conventional engines, Sorento also offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The sales will begin in the first half of next year and here’s everything you need to know.
2023 Sorento Will Wear New Kia Logo
The forthcoming 2023 Kia Sorento is ready to introduce numerous upgrades. The new platform will be used for the next model, and this chassis will be tougher than the current one. In addition, the manufacturer made substantial cosmetic changes, including a new front fascia that houses the trendy LED headlamps and a more aggressive radiator grille.
The side profile is equally appealing, with elegant lines, stylish 20-inch wheels, and curvier windows. The rear section has also been updated, with numerous LED taillights and a concealed windshield wiper. The new SUV will have a larger wheelbase and better ground clearance, making it perfect for off-roading, according to Kia. Lastly, Sorento will wear the new Kia logo.
Kia will provide higher-quality materials and improved comfort. The 2023 Kia Sorento, on the other hand, is not as modern as its Telluride sibling. Still, the Sorento model is an excellent family cruiser. In general, this SUV falls between a crossover and an SUV. With the back seats up, this SUV will have more than 12.8 cubic feet of load space.
When all seats are folded down, it gives up over 70 cubic feet of cargo storage. The manufacturer provides an 8-inch touchscreen as standard, but you may upgrade to a 10.3-inch infotainment display as well. The Sorento model will host a couple of interior upgrades and it will introduce more standard features.
Four Powertrain Options Including Plug-In Hybrid Variant
The all-new 2023 Kia Sorento comes with four engine choices. The base engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque is standard once again. You may upgrade from this engine to the turbocharged variant, which produces 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of twisting power Furthermore, there are two hybrid alternatives.
The first is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with a 44-kW electric motor that develops a total of 227 horsepower. The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant is all-new, with a 1.6-liter engine and a 66.9-kW electric motor. The total output of this unit is 261 horsepower. According to Kia, this variant will provide around 30 miles of all-electric driving range.
2023 Kia Sorento Price, Release Date
Kia will skip the 2022MY, so the 2023 Kia Sorento will arrive at some point next year, most likely in the first half. The latest modifications will slightly increase the SUV’s price. This means you can get a new Sorento model for about $30,000. The Kia Sorento will arrive in both Asia and the United States.