Kia Sorento Spied Testing in the Cold

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The next-generation Kia Sorento has been spied cold weather testing, revealing that the midsized crossover will grow in its next iteration.

The Sorento was spied by testing alongside a Hyundai ix25 prototype, which will be Hyundai’s first subcompact SUV. In addition, the new Kia Sorento was being benchmarked against the Audi Q5.

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Based on what is visible in the spy photos, it seems likely that the new Sorento will be based on the same platform as the Hyundai Santa Fe. Details are light, but expect engine tweaks for the new generation and don’t be surprised to see a hybrid variant from the Korean automaker.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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