Approximately a month after the previous time we saw a model of the next-generation Kia Sorento, the South Korean SUV is returning in a new short spy video, shot at the Nurburgring. Just like the previous test cars, this Sorento uses its production body and headlights and is not featuring phony body panels, letting us take a look at its last shape. The taillamps, however, are not the production clusters however short-term test units.
2021 Kia Sorento Spy Shots
Remarkably, this is the extremely same model our spies captured on camera previously this year. In reality, this is now the third time we see this particular car in action, which could imply the maker is carrying out endurance tests at the legendary track.
Seeing a big sport utility vehicle on the ‘Ring is always funny, and Kia’s most current high-riding offering does not search in its natural habitat. There’s a significant body roll in some of the corners, but that’s not unexpected as the car manufacturer will probably look for a more comfort-dominated suspension tune rather than a performance setup.
2021 Kia Sorento Engine
It’s crucial to keep in mind that Kia is dealing with a brand new generation of the Sorento, which will change the just recently revitalized 2019 Sorento. Unfortunately, we do not have details surrounding the powertrain range. However, it’s probably safe to assume some electrification is planned. The current 3.3-liter V6 and 2.4-liter inline-four producing 290 and 185 horsepower (216 and 137 kilowatts) must both carry over without considerable changes.
2021 Kia Sorento Release Date and Price
The three-row SUV must arrive at some point throughout the very first half of next year. Word on the street is Kia will release the vehicle just in time for the 2021 model year, but no exact launch date is understood yet. The 2019 Sorento is currently on sale with a beginning price of $26,290 MSRP– a comparable figure could be expected for the entry-level 2020 Sorento also.