Kia Motors America is preparing for the launch of the new Sorento in two days with two spectacular concept vehicles. The fourth-generation RVs are based on the X-Line model, which is an integral part of the range: it offers unique 20-inch wheels, increased ground clearance to 211 mm, better front and rear off-road angles and all-wheel drive with snow mode.

Also a feature of the X-Line is the robust roof rack, which, however, is further affirmed by both study cars. The matte pine green-painted Yosemite Edition wears a massive frame on its head that melts into the roof line, complemented by powerful off-road headlights, while the Zion Edition, painted in the desert sand fancy name, has been given a roof box that sits on the roof panel – a strange but not unreasonable solution.

Fent a Zion, alul a Yosemite Edition

Common to the two studies are the 32-inch off-road tire, wheel arch extensions, and bottom protection plates. Beyond that, there’s a lot of variation: matte or chrome wheels, sporty or durable bumpers, a sidewall decorated with a sticker or abrasive pad – it’s all just a matter of taste. In any case, it does not seem likely that the accessories will be available in Europe for the new Sorento unveiled in March.

Expeditionary cars were carved from the largest Kia 3

Expeditionary cars were carved from the largest Kia 4