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By the end of 2020, Kia Motors had two vehicles it was putting all the spotlight on – the new Kia K5 sports car and Kia Sorento SUV. A new generation rendition of both vehicles, each had something to say, the Kia was more than happy to put ad spots, press releases, and plenty of promos to highlights everything coming to the lineup. We saw everything from powertrain options to safety tech for the new 2021 Kia Sorento and the crazy performance of the Kia K5 with death-defying stunt antics. Well, they got the attention they wanted, because Autotrader had just named the Kia K5 and Kia Sorento as the “Best New Cars for 2021”.
Best new car of the year is a pretty sweet title to start rocking only two months in. Getting that title from Autotrader is another huge plus for the automaker. Like many organizations out there, Autotrader conducts many reviews of all new cars and helps inform consumers currently in the market. Autotrader is also the most recognized third-party car listings brand online, constantly collecting and publishing new data on the automotive industry for new and old vehicles. Not everyone is looking for the newest, shiniest vehicle – that’s why Kia Motors has some of the best pre-owned vehicles with their Certified Kia Pre-Owned vehicle program. But we’re talking about the new Kia K5 and Kia Sorento here.
The new 2021 Kia Sorento has a lot to love in the next generation for this SUV. With Kia Motors highlighting the Sorento and the many new additions, there is one newcomer we haven’t seen much of. We’re talking about X-Line trims. Way back in 2019, once the new Kia Soul debuted, Kia Motors launched an ad highlighting the GT-Line, X-Line, and the EX Designer Collection. Each breed will add an assortment of features to its respective model, but some are more obvious than others. A Kia GT trim gets a high-power GT engine, whereas the EX Designer Collection adds all kinds of premium and luxury creature comforts to bring the mid-trim level EX up a notch. The X-Line has been a bit of a sleeper, adding off-road equipment like fog lights, a rounded grille, unique wheels, and a roof rail for a more rugged look. Here’s hoping the new Kia Sorento X-Line has more to offer.
Kia Motors has been talking up some of its new models coming out for the 2020 and 2021 model years. Most notably and recently, it’s all about the new 2021 Kia Sorento sports utility vehicle (SUV). Entering a new generation, the Kia Sorento has received a number of updates and upgrades to bring it into the new decade of automotive technology – hopefully more eventful in a good way. Speaking of technology, we discussed some of the tech highlights of the new 2021 Kia Sorento. It would seem the fame has caught on, because recently, the new Sorento received “Das Goldene Lenkrad 2020”, also known as “Golden Steering Wheel 2020”, award. Every year, this is one of many automobile prizes sought after by automakers, always striving to beat the competition. The Golden Steering wheel is presented by AUTO BILD and BILD am SONNTAG, with the former being a leading German automobile magazine based in Hamburg, Germany, and the latter known as the largest-selling German national Sunday newspaper published in Berlin, Germany.
Kia Motors is always finding ways to talk up its new vehicles – that much is clear with the new Kia K5 sports car. With stunt after stunt, Kia has shown off the performance of the K5 with multiple ad sports as a part of its news marketing campaign, and tagline, “Give It Everything”. We all love a good sports car, but there is another vehicle that Kia is starting to boast about. Just like the K5, another vehicle is entering the next generation of its lifetime – the Kia Sorento, returning brand new for 2021. There are so many highlights about the new Sorento, and the powertrain options for the Sorento that Kia detailed are just the beginning. The Sorento also comes with a suite of safety features to back up all that power.
It’s been around for a few years now, and Kia has been slowly adding it into the next model year of every vehicle in the lineup. Known as the Kia Drive Wise Package, consumers get a lot when they opt-in for or get this package standard with their vehicle. The Drive Wise Package adds Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA), Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Lane Change Assist, Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Kia’s Driver Attention Alert (DAA), High Beam Assist, Electronic Parking Brake, and Rain Sensing Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers. It’s a great collection of low-level to high-level technology to improve the safety as well as the performance of a vehicle.
A few weeks ago, we talked about all the good things there are to look forward to when it comes to the next generation of the Kia Sorento SUV. Kia Motors is one automaker that really emboldens the term “Sports Utility Vehicle”. Performance, style, a new X-Line appearance package, a 10.25-inch inch touchscreen with split-screen functionality, and a lot more. We listed “performance” first because Kia Motors is so excited about the new powertrain options, PR just dropped a full breakdown of each engine consumers can get under the hood of the new 2021 Kia Sorento.
There will be three engine options in total, two of which will be good ol’ internal combustion engines (ICE), running on pure gasoline to get the motor humming. Like many vehicles in the Kia Motors lineup, after years of success, and sometimes very quickly, a hybrid or plug-in hybrid version of the same vehicle pops up. The same is true for the Kia Sorento, entering the 2021 model year with a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant of the popular SUV. With seven trims with an ICE under the hood – nine trims in total with the two behind the plug-in hybrid lineup – let us break each option down for you.
Although the latest news about the Kia Sorento is surrounding the upcoming 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid, the original internal combustion engine model is starting to get a lot of love. Said to be setting the new benchmark for SUVS everywhere, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for consumers. With all kinds of upgrades and features in every area of an automobile, the Sorento is not the same SUV as last model year. Check out the highlights to see what’s new and what the new Kia Sorento SUV has to offer.
There are five trims offered for the new 2021 Kia Sorento – LX, S, EX, SX, and SX-Prestige. Like models released before it, the Sorento is getting a special trim as a part of its debut. For more off-road capability, the new X-Line trim offers 1.0-in. higher ground clearance, improved approach/departure angles, more advanced AWD with snow-mode, and a more robust roof rack than its predecessors. For consumers looking for this trim, it’s hidden under the SX-Prestige AWD moniker with the X-Line appearance package. In addition to the above features, the total package comes with torque-on-demand AWD with center locking differential and downhill descent control, a ride height of 8.3 inches, unique 20-inch alloy wheels, and exterior features and details exclusive to the X-Line.
With the current state of the world being slowly taken over by COVID-19 panic, businesses in every industry are starting to feel the effects. Automakers are stressing over how the pandemic will affect sales, production, and the workers of their factories. Auto shows, many of which we look forward to every year, have been cancelled. To make up for this, some automakers are debuting future vehicles ahead of time, like Kia Motors debuting the new 2021 Kia Sorento in late February/early March. Going into a new generation, this will also be the first-generation model of a Kia Sorento hybrid. We know how well Kia Motors can take a regular vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine and turn it into a hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), or a fully electric vehicle. Just look at the Kia Optima and Kia Niro and how well Kia Motors transformed these vehicles into electric counterparts.
2021 Kia Sorento and Hybrid Differences
We all know the most obvious differences between a normal vehicle and a hybrid vehicle. The former is powered purely by an internal combustion engine, gasoline and air, to move the car forward. Assuming the 2021 Kia Sorento keeps the same powertrain options, the standard gasoline-powered SUV will come equipped with either a 2.4-liter DOHC I-4 engine able to generate 185 horsepower or an available 290hp V6 engine. The former comes with an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission, and the latter comes with an electronically controlled eight-speed automatic transmission. Things change a bit for the hybrid variant.
Last year, Kia Motors started the “Great Unknowns” Scholarship and advertised this new foundation during the Super Bowl. Aimed to help impoverished youth so that they may go to college and further their education, Kia Motors is continuing their payback to the community in 2020 with their “Yards Against Homelessness” Initiative. Kia Motors will donate $1,000 for every yard gained during the game to charity partners Covenant House, Positive Tomorrows, and StandUp For Kids. With a new motto, “Give it Everything”, Kia Motors is focused on giving back, and is kicking off their new initiative with a heartfelt commercial starring NFL Offensive Rookie Running Back Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders.
It’s a nice ad. Most people wouldn’t know that a rising star in the field was once homeless. Being a current rookie of the team, not much is known about his history aside from his early years, starting his football career in high school with the Titans and then committing to the University of Alabama to play college football. When it came to the 2019 NFL Draft, Oakland Raiders selected Jacobs in the first round. What a way to land on your feet!
The new commercial, “Tough Never Quits”, stars Josh Jacobs driving the upcoming Kia Seltos, available for the 2021 model year here in the states. Jacobs is driving around his home state of Oklahoma, reflecting on his past and the tough times he’s left behind – homelessness as a young boy. While driving, Jacobs sees another boy running, and in his mind, this boy becomes his younger self. He thinks back, as we all do from time-to-time, and asks, “Sometimes I wonder what I would tell my younger self if I ever saw him?”