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Kia Sorento 2023: facelift rendering shows what could be in store for next iteration of three-row SUV


New renderings from overseas give us an idea of what could be coming next for the three-row Sorento SUV

The next Kia Sorento has been envisioned online, with the Korean Car Blog reposting renderings of what could be the next look for the Kia SUV

The renders, done by Kolesa, have incorporated design elements shared with the current Seltos, with work done to make the front end more visually aggressive.

At the rear, the tail-lights run right across the full width of the Sorento while still retaining the familiar block-style brake lights. 

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The Kia Sorento facelift rendering. Credit: Kolesa

According to the blog, Kia is likely to apply the same dual 12.3-inch digital screens to the interior, however it is unlikely Australia will see the facelifted Sorento before 2024. 

What variants of Sorento are currently available?

The current-generation Sorento is offered with five different variants for buyers to choose from: S, Sport, Sport+, GT-Line and GT-Line PHEV.

There are three powertrains to choose from: a 3.5-litre petrol V6, a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder and a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol plug-in hybrid. 

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What the facelifted Kia Sorento could look like. Credit: Kolesa

Power and torque figures range from 132kW/256Nm for the PHEV right through to the 200kW/332Nm Smartstream V6 petrol engine. 

Standard features on the base S model include advanced adaptive cruise control, eight cupholders, cloth seats, DAB radio, a 4.2-inch instrument cluster, 4 USB chargers, wired Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker sound system and a 8.0-inch central navigation and infotainment touchscreen. 

Higher end trim levels receive a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, nappa leather seat trim, 14-way electric driver’s seat, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, wireless phone charging and a 12-speaker Bose sound system.

The rear of the current Kia Sorento GT-Line sold in Australia

Pricing starts at $47,650 before on-road costs for the entry S level and runs right through to the top-of-the-range GT-Line plug-in hybrid that costs $81,990 before on-road costs. 

Kia Sorento 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • S V6: $47,650
  • S Diesel AWD: $53,790
  • Sport V6: $53,790
  • Sport Diesel AWD: $56,790
  • Sport Plus V6: $58,390
  • Sport Plus Diesel AWD: $61,390
  • GT-Line V6: $65,990
  • GT-Line Diesel AWD: $68,990
  • GT-Line Hybrid: $66,750
  • GT-Line Hybrid AWD: $69,750
  • GT-Line PHEV AWD: $81,990