As you probably know, this mid-size crossover SUV, produced by Kia came recently completely redesigned. It was originally launched in 2002 and since this year, it is in its third generation. New model was presented in South Korea in August last year, while European premiere was at the 2014 Paris motor show. New model came completely redesigned, with plenty of changes. It was accepted very well, both by the critics and crowd. Now, we are expecting to see 2017 Kia Sorento next year. Since this is still an all-new model, it is hard to believe that it will come with some bigger changes in its second year of production.
2017 Kia Sorento details and possible changes
The second year of production usually doesn’t bring any bigger change and same this is expected with 2017 Kia Sorento too. This model will come with the pretty same characteristics as 2016 year model. Compared to previous-generation model, the biggest changes are in the car’s dimensions. New model is longer, wider and taller, and it rides on the new platform which has for about three inches longer wheelbase. This means that higher level of comfort is one of the main improvements. There is also completely new styling, which follows completely company’s new design language.
What we can expect to see new on 2017 Kia Sorento? Well, in second year of production engineers usually fix some “mistakes” and potential lacks. When it is about this crossover, we can expect to see more standard features in offer. It is also possible that some new trim will be introduced. Current model is available in L, LX, EX, SX and Limited variants. It is also possible to see some new color options in offer but, all in all, 2017 Kia Sorent shouldn’t come with some bigger change.
2017 Kia Sorento under the hood
When it is about engines, it is for sure that things will remain unchanged. The 2017 Kia Sorento will be offered with three engines. Base model will use 2.4 liter I-4 engine with 190 horses. There will be also a six-cylinder 3.3 liter Lambda engine in offer, which is good enough for 290 horses. Finally, there is also a new, 2.0 liter Turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower. When it is about transmission, both manual and automatic transmissions will be in offer, with either FWD or AWD configurations.
2017 Kia Sorento release date and price
We are expecting to see 2017 Kia Sorento somewhere in the second half of next year. Price will probably remain unchanged, which means around 28.000 dollars for base model.