The Kia Telluride is expected to share its general external styling with current models on sale. Well, expect certain elements of the exterior styling to be carried over from the Kia Telluride into the 2024 Kia Sorento facelift. The Kia Sorento is expected to receive a mid-cycle refresh, although a completely new exterior is expected.
Kia has not announced an unveiling date for the refreshed Sorento crossover, but it is expected to hit showrooms sometime in the second half of 2023. To make sure the Kia Sorentos fourth-generation popularity continues, Kias working on a redesign of its midsize, three-row crossover, and it looks like the 2024 model may borrow some styling elements from its bigger sibling, the Telluride.
The three-row Kia Telluride SUV in 2024 is expected to essentially carry over, since that popular sports-ute model received a major refresh just last year for the 2023 model year.
The 2024 Kia Sorento is likely to continue with 1.6-liter hybrid T-GDi and plug-in hybrid drivetrains. The hybrid option will rival the Santa Fe Hybrid (now made in the US), while the AWD-only plug-in hybrid option will go head-to-head with the Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid. Speaking of powertrains, we are not expecting any major updates, just perhaps some minor adjustments for better efficiency.
The Sorento goes into production next year at Kias assembly plant in West Point, Ga., and it will be available on the American market in the 2024 model year.
On the exterior, we would expect Kia to refresh the bumpers, redesign the grille, and fit new, vertically-oriented taillights, similar to the ones found on 2023 Telluride. However, we could discern new vertically-oriented headlights along the lines of the Telluride and EV9, its next-generation flagship SUV.
This early spy shot taken by our insightful photographers seems to indicate the headlights will move away from the horizontal orientation they currently have, instead looking like a smaller-scale replication of their larger siblings, possibly with Kias LEDs featured in a night-shifting arrangement on top of each headlight assembly.
Around back, the taillights appear to retain a similar shape as those of the current models, though there is a slight possibility they will be joined by a light bar — something that is not seen on the EV9 or the Telluride, and is instead found on the Sportage.
The Adopt does not appear like a new Sportage up to this point, rather it looks similar to the headlights of the Telluride, but we will have to see more of Sorentos properties before making judgements. The rear does not seem much different than the current layout, and the split-taillights are still present.
Again using Telluride and the Sportage as examples of what is to come, the new Sorento is expected to get a new gauge cluster and partially redesigned dash. The new Sportage continues to get bigger, and those wanting more space appear to have forgotten about Kias revised 2024 Sorento, going straight to the ultra-popular Telluride.