Kia Sorento facelift revealed in Korea

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 by

Kia has unveiled the facelift of the Sorento in Korea. The is offered in the UAE with a 172bhp 2.4-litre engine in 5-seat and 7-seat layouts. Though the demand for the Sorento is limited in the Middle Eastern region, the facelift is an important upgrade to sustain the demand for the SUV.

2013 Kia Sorento facelift front three quarters

Even though the engine options differs from country to country (while Europe gets a 194bhp 2.2-liter turbo diesel, North America a 276bhp 3.6-liter V6 gasoline, the UAE retails a 2.4-liter petrol), the design only differs slightly.

2013 Kia Sorento facelift rear2013 Kia Sorento facelift front

To its exterior, the Kia Sorento facelift receives a redesigned front and rear fascia, headlamps infused with LED strips and LED combination lamps on the tailgate. A wider choice of wheels are on offer and depending on the market one can choose up to 19-inch alloys.

The new Sorento features a revised LCD instrument cluster and a redesigned center console consisting of a 7-inch display and upscale aircon and audio controls.

2013 Kia Sorento facelift dashboard

A straight-gate selector with a leather-trimmed lever is offered on the automatic transmission models. More soft-touch surfaces feature throughout the interior of the 7-seat model.

We expect Kia to start selling the refreshed Sorento in global markets from later this year.

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