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Kia Sorento Facelift revealed – take two

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0700

A facelift for the Kia Sorento has been revealed ahead of its arrival in the UK in the autumn as a 2013 model.

Regular readers may think ‘Kia Sorento facelift? Haven’t we seen that before?’ And you’d be right.

But the Kia Sorento facelift we reported back in March was for the US version, although the tweaks Kia are making to the Sorento we get this side of the Pond are not a million miles away from those our Colonial Cousins got on their Sorento.

Kia say there’s a host of improvements in line for the European Sorento, although that does seem a bit fanciful; basically it’s a tweak or three.

Cosmetically, there’s new headlights with LEDs, a new tailgate with LEDs, new bumpers, new fogs, less plastic and more paint and some new 19″ alloys (at extra cost).

Interior tweaks include a new LCD instrument cluster and tweaks to the centre console and stack with 7″ display screen and a straight-gate selector with leather boot for the auto ‘box (be still my beating heart).

There’s also a bigger panoramic roof and a general feel that the Sorento’s interior is just that bit more upmarket than it was.

Kia are being a bit vague about the oily bits, but they’re promising a re-engineered bodyshell, improved ride and handling with ‘enhanced powertrains for best in class economy’. So the usual bit more power for bit less fuel tweaks we’ve come to expect from very car maker with every ‘facelift’.

The 2013 Kia Sorento – complete with tweaks – will arrive in the UK in the Autumn.


By Cars UK