Kia Sorento facelift – first images released image

The South Korean based automaker Kia has released the first images with the facelifted version of the Sorento crossover, ahead of its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September.

As you can see from the three official images provided by Kia and posted below, the 2013 Sorento model is coming with a major facelift, a revised aesthetics and an updated platform. Besides all of these changes, the 2013 Kia Sorento also has a recalibrated suspension system and an optimized interior design. The facelifted Kia Sorento is getting a new front bumper, a fresh set of LED headlamps, a new rear bumper and the option of ordering 19-inch alloy wheels.

Kia says that the 2013 Sorento facelift is being offered only with seven seats and its cabin has been fitted with a seven-inch multimedia interface which has been mounted in a redesigned central console. Moving on to the engine lineup where we find out that the facelifted Sorento is still keeping the 2.2 liter CRDi unit, but it might receive a turbocharged petrol engine, from the Hyundai Santa Fe. The 2013 Kia Sorento has lost 100 kg from its total weight and its maneuverability has been improved. More details on the 2013 Kia Sorento will be announced in September, during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, where the Asian crossover will make its debut.