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The 2021 Kia Sorento looks totally different and we like it

Kia today showed off official images of its soon-to-be-released fourth-generation 2021 Sorento, which has seen so many changes it’s been rendered nearly unrecognizable versus the previous gen.

Don’t worry, it’s for the good — the looks are much improved, with Kia’s trademark ‘Tiger-Nose’ grille expanding into the headlights, which are now LED units.

The hood is now longer, while the A-pillar is farther back, creating a more aggressive stance. The overhangs have also been shortened for better maneuvrability.

As for the tech, well, now a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster displays all the important information, while a 10.25-inch touchscreen handles the infotainment. The automaker calls this new Sorento the “most high-tech vehicle Kia has ever created,” but we’ll have to learn more about that when it’s revealed for real.

The interior has also been given a serious makeover, with a much more mature layout and switchgear — there’s a rotary dial for the transmission shift control, for example, and separate buttons for climate control. The heated and ventilated seats also have their own dedicated buttons.

This is the first time an electrified powertrain will be available for the Sorento, although Kia remains tight-lipped about the particulars.

The 2021 Kia Sorento is set to make its debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show, and is expected to go on sale near the end of 2020.

Source: driving.ca