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.