2018 Kia Sorento Changes

Wednesday, June 8th 2016 | Kia

Since its first turn up in 2002 and undergoing improvements in some years later, the next version of Sorento will be released as 2018 year model. The upcoming 2018 Kia Sorento will be the best for bringing a new elegant exterior and interior styling and also a powerful performance. Based on current spy shots after testing in Sweden, the Sorento prototype will be a facelift with new front-end design almost similar to the Sportage and Niro models.

New Kia Sorento

New Appearance

As looking at the external body, we might see the refreshed headlights, new grille, fogs lights in the corners of the fascia and also redesigned air vents. One noticeable different on the styling could be recognized to the grille that has honeycomb shape. Additionally, the padding on the wings and the hood will be advanced. The lighting systems on the headlights compared to its current model will be designed to have more triangular shape. Talking about the detailed interior changes might be too early as the auto designer is still working on it. However, some reports predict that several additional features and luxurious touches will be highlighted to the 2018 Kia Sorento. Many expect as the SUV will get the new wood grain set up on the door trim, dash and steering wheel.


Albeit no official confirmation revealing the engine to power the Sorento, some possible engines are within the plan. There will be some different engine options going to be engaged. For the entry-level L model, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with the output of 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque will be injected. Other EX and Limited trims will be powered with a 2.0-lit er, turbocharged four-cylinder capable to deliver the output of 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Limited V6 series will be enhanced with a 3.3-liter V-6 that generates the output of 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. To boost the performance, all trims will be configured with a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Additionally, the auto maker is also attempting to improve the 2018 Kia Sorento with reduced fuel mileage.

2018 Kia Sorento Release Date and Price

We have to wait until 2017 to see the Sorento facelift global debut in the auto market, according to prediction. The price estimation for the 2018 Kia Sorento is elaborated as for the entry-level L trim to go $25,100, the LX trim at $26,400, the LX V6 model at $28,700, the EX model at $31,100, the EX V6 version at $32,100, the SX V6 version at $38,300, the Limited at $39,900 and the Limited V6 series at $41,500. For more information, just stay tuned for the updates.

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