These images document the changing looks of the new Kia Sorento, whose aesthetic enhancements become more and more evident as it gets stipped of almost all of the heavy camouflage we had seen with the previous sets of spy shots. The Korean SUV is thus presented in its almost-definitive design, and it is easy to note straightaway the presence of new taillights (now in a transverse position) and headlamps, both of which boasting LED technology. with LED elements. The front grille is about to change too, adopting Kia’s trademark “tiger nose” design definitely adds up to the personality of the model. .
The engine range for the new model should include several other options beside the 2.2-litre CRDI VGT unit - credited with an output of 197 hp - which is the only unit available for the current model. We believe that the 2.0-litre CRDI VGT diesel engine currently in use by the Sportage R - capable of delivering 184 hp - might eventually find its way under the bonnet of the revamped Sorrento, but no official confirmation on the subject is currently available. The Kia Sorento facelift is expected to debut on the markets worldwide in early 2013.