Behold: the first glimpse of the upcoming Kia Sorento facelift. From what we've heard, the crossover is expected to wear styling that steps in line with the rest of the Kia line. That means a new front fascia with a revised grille and bumper design. LED headlights are expected to be part of the package as well. Plus, given that the vehicle wears substantial cladding over it's hind quarters, there's a good chance the rear hatch area will receive a slight update. Look for new tail lights and a rear valance when the vehicle finally debuts.

Our spy photographers tell us this particular vehicle was spotted testing with the likes of a current-generation Audi Q5 and a Mercedes-Benz GLK, so there's a good chance Kia is attempting to up-class the Sorento interior by using those luxury SUVs as benchmarks. Very interesting.


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      Jeff
      • 2 Years Ago
      Doubtful you'll see a larger 7 passenger crossover...the Borrego was an abysmal failure, the Hyundai Veracruz didn't fare much better based on sales numbers. Last rumor I read, the next gen Santa Fe would offer an larger version with three rows to take the place of the Veracruz, so not likely Kia would go off on their own to build something entirely new.
      Ernie Mccracken
      • 2 Years Ago
      The korean suvs have always been anonymous and unremarkable, and I'm not convinced that they are doing all that much to change that.
        straferhoo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ernie Mccracken
        Current Sorento looks way more exciting than a Honda Pilot or a Toyota Highlander. Those two are the epitome of anonymous and unremarkable.
          Slideways
          • 2 Years Ago
          @straferhoo
          Hell, even the Santa Fe is pretty good (minus the dreadful vague steering)...
      aepokorski
      • 2 Years Ago
      They certainly aren't resting on their laurels. Barely 2 years on the market, and they are already looking to improve it. I'd like to see more individual options available, rather than packages, but I know this isn't likely to happen. I wonder if we will see a larger 7 passenger crossover from Kia considering the success they have had with the Sorento.
      kleerak
      • 2 Years Ago
      YES no more cheap plastic rear bumper
      Ash Ayman Shairzay
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought the Sorento styling was already in step with the Kia line, as of last year?
      MVI Inc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds quite interesting, lets wait and watch till they show it up officially.