Since its debut in 2002, the Sorento has been one of Kia’s best-sellers. The Korean carmaker this week revealed the all-new, fourth-generation version of the mid-size SUV.

The exterior design gets a thorough revamp that has taken cues from the larger Telluride SUV.

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Kia claims the new model gets better off-road capability than before. The new X-Line trim features an inch higher ground clearance, improved approach and departure angles, more advanced AWD system with snow-mode and a more robust roof rack than the outgoing Sorento.

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The new 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is good for 281 horsepower and 311-lb-ft of torque, and is mated to an eight-speed DCT.

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The cabin sees improved legroom and cargo room than the previous model, and comes with optional second-row captain’s chairs, allowing buyers to select either a 4+2 or a 5+2 configuration.

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The Advanced Driving Assistance Systems are now standard in the new Sorento, and include Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Occupant Alert.

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 “Sorento has always been one of Kia’s premier products,” said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors North America & Kia Motors America. “Its combination of style, utility, safety and comfort have made it a perennial customer favorite.

The 2021 Sorento is expected to go on sale later this year and pricing will be announced closer to its on-sale date.