The upcoming 2024 Kia Sorento will arrive at some point next year. The manufacturer plans to provide numerous modifications and the most recent spy photos are showing exactly that. The Telluride model will have a big impact on the new Sorento, which sounds completely reasonable. In 2020, Kia revealed the fourth-gen Sorento SUV.
However, Kia’s design language changed dramatically. Therefore, next Sorento will wear a new design language, so there will be a lot of visual changes. The interior will also gain a couple of improvements. Under the hood, the new Sorento will keep the current engine lineup, although the lineup will probably get more power.
Kia Sorento Spy Shots
Unfortunately, new spy shots are showing a perfectly camouflaged 2024 Kia Sorento. Therefore, it is hard to spot all of the exterior upgrades. The prototype seems to be wearing new headlights. The headlamps are no longer horizontally-oriented and are looking smaller than before. Down below, the lower intake is flanked by new inlets. The rear section is an even bigger mystery.
And while the tailgate seems angular like before, the taillights are different and it will probably wear new graphics. A full-width light bar is a possibility, but we’ll have to wait for the camouflage to come off. In any case, the Sorento model will also gain new wheels, sharper lines, new exterior colors, and much more.
The interior of the 2024 Kia Sorento will also undergo serious refreshments. For a start, this SUV will introduce a new infotainment system, a new larger touchscreen, and a redesigned steering wheel. On top of that, the Sorento will deliver new upholstery for an even higher level of comfort. The cabin layout will remain unchanged, so this small SUV will continue to provide room for six or seven passengers.
Tech-wise, Sorento currently offers a 12.3-inch gauge cluster and a 10.3-inch infotainment display. The entry-level model has an 8-inch touchscreen, so this is where we expect dramatic improvement. Some optional features will become standard, but we don’t know more than that right now.
Sorento PHEV Is the Best Option
In terms of performance, the forthcoming 2024 Kia Sorento will most likely keep the current engine lineup. On the other hand, many reports are predicting a boost in power. This means the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine will deliver more than 190 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. However, we are more interested in the optional 2.5-liter turbo-four engine with 281 horsepower and a torque of 311 lb-ft.
The Kia Sorento also comes with hybrid powertrains. There are two variants, one with 227 horses and the second one with 261 horses. No matter which powertrain you opt for, Kia offers the same 8-speed automatic transmission.
2024 Kia Sorento Price and Release Date
Currently, the Sorento SUV costs from $31,000 to over $52,000. A minor price increase is a possibility for the 2024 Kia Sorento. The manufacturer will probably squeeze this model into the current generation, and after that, Sorento will introduce a new generation, possibly with all-electric power. The sales of the 2024MY will begin next fall.