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.
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.