Official debuts

Kia Decides on the Official Premiere of the New Sorento

The next-generation mid-size Kia Sorento SUV will officially debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Kia will fully unveil the new-gen Sorento at the largest European auto show in the capital of Switzerland in early March 2020. The place of debut shows which market will be a key one for Kia’s crossover.

The Sorento is one of five most bought mid-size SUVs in Europe. In the U.S., the model is also sold well, but a larger Telluride arrived there. It is still unclear how the both coexist in the dense American market. The price and equipment will probably influence the consumer demand.

By the end of 2019, the Kia Sorento took the 11th place in the U.S. mid-size SUV segment with the result of 96,000 sales. The largest Kia’s SUV, the Telluride, was the 17th bought by almost 57,000 Americans. However, the Telluride has been marketed for less than one year, and the demand for the outgoing Sorento fell by 11%.

Earlier Kia published two official teasers of the newcomer and confirmed that the new Sorento was developed on an all-new specific platform. It will be available with an optional hybrid powertrain for the first time.

In addition to electrified variants, the fourth-generation Kia Sorento offers a good choice of gasoline and diesel engines. A naturally aspirated 2.5-liter engine will be the base one in some markets. Besides, there will be 2.0- and 2.5 liter turbocharged gasoline units, as well as 2.0- and 2.2-liter diesel ones.

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