The design of Kia Sorento has evolved over the years. This SUV had great success in the markets mainly because of the improvements that are brought every year. For what it’s worth, the vehicle has become one of the most preferred high-class SUVs. Similarly, the 2018 Kia Sorento just gets better over its predecessors. The current model is already one of the best in its class, and this is going to be further emphasised by the upcoming version.
Images of the prototype model being tested have already been leaked. Unfortunately, this prototype has been heavily camouflaged. Despite this, several car experts have been able to dig out some information.
2018 Kia Sorento: Engine Options and MPG
Its engine would be a good way to start addressing this 2018 Sorento. It has been said that the same engine which has been used in the current model will be used in this upcoming version.
This will be a 2.4-liter 4 cylinder engine which delivers a torque of 178 lb-ft and 185 HP. Another engine for the Limited and EX trims is a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder turbocharged unit. This engine gives out a torque of 260 lb-ft and 240 HP.
The most powerful engine is a 3.3-liter V6 unit that produces 252 lb-ft of torque and 290 HP. A 6-speed automatic transmission system has been used which has been coupled to a front wheel drive. But a 2 wheel drive configuration is also likely to be in the option. The figures of fuel economy of this SUV are likely to stay in around 18 to 22 mpg in city drive and 24 to 30 mpg on highways.
Changes and New Features
Although all the disguise makes it very hard for experts to get to know about this 2018 Kia Sorento, some predictions have been made that are likely to come true. First and foremost, experts have suggested that changes have been made on its headlights as the prototype models hint such.
The grille also seems new and different with a compact shape. Other than that, a slight revision over the hood is also hinted. The front wheelbase seems to be broader than before. All of these hint a normal facelift.
As there is a thick padding on its rear doors, expect some new design to be incorporated there. Its rear portion is also likely to see some changes here and there and the taillights seem too obvious.
As to its interior cabin, improvements are likely to be incorporated in the technological features. While there’s only limited information about this cabin, experts have said that the overall layout is going to see some change.
All in all, its interior cabin is going to see an increase in the overall space. New arrangement for seats is also a possibility. Most of the safety features have been said to get some revisions. New upholstery materials might even be used.
Price and Arrival
The expected price of this 2018 Kia Sorento will start from around $25,100. This SUV will probably hit the showroom in late 2017.