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Kia Sorento 2024: facelifted seven-seat SUV leaks online ahead of reveal


Thanks to a recent online leak, we’ve been able to see what the facelifted Kia Sorento will likely look like inside and out 

Images of what could be the facelifted 2024 Kia Sorento have leaked online, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the updated seven-seat SUV. 

First going on sale in 2020, the fourth-generation Sorento is due for a midlife update, especially considering that Korean-made vehicles typically have a five-year lifecycle.

The upgrades will likely be welcomed by Kia buyers as rivals such as the Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Kluger and the inbound Hyundai Santa Fe compete alongside it in the large SUV segment.

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This is what the 2024 Kia Sorento could look like. Credit: Autospy

New design and interior technology

Adopting the same front-end design language as other Kia models such as the full-electric EV9 large SUV and the recently facelifted Kia Picanto hatch, the updated Sorento will seemingly use vertical LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights. 

It appears to be a significant design change compared to the current-generation Sorento which uses horizontal lights and grille shape instead.

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Similar design themes have carried across from the EV9 and Picanto. Credit: Autospy

At the rear, the new images show that things haven’t changed as drastically, with very similar vertical, slatted LED tail lights featuring like before. 

Looking at the sole picture of the interior, things have been tweaked here, too. A large panel comprising two screens is clearly visible, with the centralised touchscreen likely to be now at least 12.3-inches in diameter –up from 10.25-inches in the current top-spec GT-Line

The central air vents have also been redesigned to accommodate the change in screen size. 

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A look inside the updated interior of the Sorento. Credit: Autospy

All finer specification details are expected to come to light when the car is officially announced by Kia Australia. 

If these are indeed official images that have been leaked, the Kia Sorento could be officially revealed in the coming weeks or months, before going on sale sometime next year. 

What other changes can we expect for Sorento?

Along with visible interior technology, it’s likely we will see a small price bump in line with these updates.

The current-generation Kia Sorento HEV GT-Line

It’s very likely that the facelifted Kia Sorento will have very limited changes to its engine lineup. Expect that the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine and 3.5-litre petrol V6 engine will continue to power the Sorento.

Kia Australia has previously said it will continue to sell diesel engines for its Sorento until around 2025.  

The 1.6-litre turbocharged hybrid and plug-in hybrid setups are also likely to remain in the Australian lineup for 2024.

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The Kia Sorento is unlikely to change its powertrains for 2024

Kia Sorento 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • S V6: $47,650
  • Sport 2.2: $53,270
  • Sport + 2.2: $57,850
  • GT-Line 2.2: $65,070
  • Sport V6: $50,270
  • Sport + V6: $54,850
  • GT-Line V6: $62,070
  • GT-Line HEV FWD: $66,750
  • GT-Line HEV AWD: $69,750
  • GT-Line PHEV AWD: $81,080