2014 Kia Sorento Receives its Video Debut in South Korea, Plus First Interior Shots


As you would expect, Kia is showing more of its revamped Sorento crossover in its home market of South Korea where the current generation is marketed as the Sorento R.

While the engine range differs from country to country (for example, Europe gets a 194hp / 197PS 2.2-liter turbo diesel while North America a 276hp 3.6-liter V6 gasoline, in addition to the 2.4-liter petrol offered in both regions), the styling is more or less the same sans some very minor differences.

That said, the design changes are common for all markets, which brings us to these latest photos that afford us our first look at the facelifted Sorento's interior.

The latest iteration of the Sorento, which will be sold as a 2014MY in the States, features a redesigned LCD instrument cluster plus a new center console with a 7-inch display screen and more modern and upscale controls for the audio and air conditioning systems.

The lower center console was also redesigned and sports a straight-gate selector with a leather-booted lever on automatic transmission models. In addition, Kia claims to have fitted the five or seven-seater cabin with more soft-touch surfaces throughout the interior.

As a reminder, the 2014MY Sorento also gains a revised exterior with a new fascia and a redesigned rear end, plus extensive changes to its chassis.




Alex said... »June 22, 2012

If anything that interior looks even worse than the current model.

crazy said... »June 22, 2012

2014 ? 2014 ? wtf where only half way thru 2012, are they skipping 2013 ?

Jean-Philippe Halimi said... »June 22, 2012

Am I the only one thinking about the front on the Saab 9-3 ?

Anonymous said... »June 29, 2012

The rear lights is imitation of Audi Q7. It doesn't look good at all, looks like eyes with heavy make-up, or bruised eyes. Is this Peter Schreyer's design??

chang long said... »June 29, 2012

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

insane said... »September 07, 2012

is there no even a world premiere of this model?... sale started yesterday here in chile

Mr_yuen said... »September 18, 2012

I agree. The centre stack of controls/screen/knobs looks WORSE than my current EX V6!!!  More features, but disappointing "new" looks inside :(

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