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Apparently a diesel engine option will eventually arrive.

The 2019 Kia Sorento was revealed at the 2017 L.A. Auto Show, showing off slight exterior revisions and some minor updates to the cabin. Every Sorento also now features standard seven-passenger seating, while the previously optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder has been discontinued. Kia also revealed that a diesel engine option is in the works. Every Sorento now comes standard with Kia's 7-inch touchscreen interface, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Wireless smartphone charging is also

Quick Spin

We find comfort in a traditional V6-powered crossover.

There's plenty of room in this thing, too.

Podcast

Plus Spend My Money and What We're Driving

Bring your foil hat!

Recalls

An error at the factory can cause long-term damage.

The issue affects a wide variety of models.

Detroit

The Kia Telluride, based on a modified Sorento chassis, is a design study for a full-sized, 400-horsepower, hybrid SUV with high production potential.

SEMA

Kia has done up an Optima convertible, Sorento off-roader, Sedona photo platform, and Forte Koup buggy for this year's SEMA show, each in tribute to a different region of America.

Video

Kia is preparing a variety of custom specials for SEMA this year, each representing another region of the country, starting with the PacWest Adventure Sorento.

Recalls

Kia is recalling over 12,000 examples of the 2016 Sorento because of the possibility of a faulty accelerator pedal. A bad solder on a capacitor could cause the crossover to enter Limp Home Mode or Forced Idle Mode.

Video

The new 2016 Kia Sorento earns Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety by scoring a 'good' mark on the small overlap crash test.

Kia Sorento Super Bowl Commercial

Kia enlisted a former James Bond to highlight its new Sorento CUV during the 2015 Super Bowl, with actor Pierce Brosnan not totally sure what he's doing.

Video

Pierce Brosnan puts on a little of his former James Bond persona for Kia's humorous and action-packed Super Bowl ad for the 2016 Sorento. The extended cut of the commercial might be one of the best automotive spots from this year's game released so far.

First Drive

A Little Turbo Spice, A Lot More Nice

Teenagers are awkward, predictably provocative and generally horrible to be around – at least unless you, yourself are one. There's just something about those angst-ridden years spent trying on identities, none fitting quite right. Luckily for Kia, the automaker has just celebrated its 20th birthday in America, and fresh out of the driver's seat of its 2016 Sorento – dare we say it – we sense a touch of self-assured maturity. Don't worry; we expect the automaker's antics &ndash

Official

We all know what Batman drives. Chrysler even postulated at what Superman would drive with its special Ram Power Wagon. But what would the X-Men drive? According to Kia, the Sorento you see here.

Paris

It seems like we've been catching glimpses of the 2015 Sorento for ages now, but Kia has finally revealed the European version of its revised crossover at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Official

We've seen the spy shots (twice) and we've seen the teaser images, but now Kia has finally revealed the finished form of its upcoming new Sorento crossover.

Teased

We recently spotted it testing, and now Kia digitally dropped all of the cladding and obfuscation from its next-generation Sorento crossover to tease its true face. For the new model, it certainly looks as if the company's designers will evolve the current CUV's shape to be a bit more curvaceous than before.

Spy Shots

Some models stick around the market longer than others. The Kia Sorento, for example, lasted for a good eight years in its first iteration, and the second-generation model has been around for five years now. Sure, it had a facelift a couple of years ago, but if it's going to make it in the highly competitive midsize crossover market, Kia is going to have to do better than that.

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