Kia Sorento 2025: Concept, Specs, and Images. The 2025 Kia Sorento is undoubtedly on the way, but details about the North American market remain hazy. On the contrary, the Sorento has been confirmed for the Australian market. The crossover would be redesigned and released in Australia later this year. The updated work on the 3-row crossover is claimed to be influenced by the EV9, which looks bolder and more forceful. If all goes as planned, the Sorento will make its premiere in the second half of 2023.
Performance and Powertrain
The current Sorento is the fourth generation crossover, which debuted globally in 2020. Depending on the market, this vehicle has featured a variety of powertrains. In Australia, the Sorento is available with a 3.5-liter V6 naturally aspirated engine. However, in some areas, there are normally aspirated units as well as four cylinder gasoline turbocharged units with 2.5 liter capacity.
The 2025 Australian Sorento is expected to have a four-cylinder turbodiesel unit with a 2.2-liter capacity, as well as a four-cylinder plug-in hybrid unit and a 1.6-liter turbocharged hybrid unit.
Because the diesel is also available in the European market, it’s possible that it will acquire mild hybrid 48V technology, as seen in other Kia cars. However, it is unknown whether this type of technology will be available in Australia.
Several spy images of the Sorento in thick camo have surfaced on the internet. The prototypes appear to have unmodified side designs based on the images, but they have considerable protection on the front and rear ends. We can make many styling cues despite the fact that they are tightly wrapped. Some car fans, for example, have noticed the new headlamps (which are vertically oriented), which will be used in the future EV9 (the flagship SUV) as well as the Telluride.
Although the taillights do not appear to have changed significantly, there are some revised graphics. It’s also possible that it’s linked to the (current) light bar. Mid-cycle visual updates would also feature new wheel designs, revised bumpers, and an updated grille.
The cabin of the redesigned 2025 Kia Sorento would also receive upgrades. Many people believed that the modifications will concentrate on display technology with a less crowded dashboard, resulting in a neater and more modern dash design.
There would have an infotainment display as well as a digital instrument cluster, as seen in the smaller Sportage and Seltos. The infotainment display would have a larger primary touchscreen display measuring 12.3 inches in size. The new redesigned Telluride has the exact same layout and setup, so you get the idea.
However, the available features and technologies are likely to vary depending on the trim level. The GT-Line, for example, includes a 12.3-inch digital (instrument) cluster and other luxuries. The higher the trim level, naturally, the more standard features you may expect.
The Revised Strategy
The Sorento would undergo a mid-life update, which means a new look and even a new vibe. The company has confirmed that it will launch in Australia in 2023, but the launch date in other markets is unknown.
Kia is working hard to improve the visual attractiveness of the Sorento, particularly with this facelift. With a bolder and more imposing exterior, the Sorento can compete more effectively against the Hyundai Santa Fe and other SUVs from Kia. The price of this Sorento is currently unknown, so we’ll have to wait for more information and an official announcement about the new 2025 Kia Sorento.