Kia has whipped the covers off two customised off-roading versions of its new Sorento in a bid to emphasise the new model’s fresh level of “trail-ready toughness”.
Meet the Yosemite Edition and the Zion Edition.
California-based LGE-CTE Motorsports put together the two custom-built Sorentos, each based on the production X-Line model. The latter is offered in North America and boasts items such as 20-inch wheels, increased ride height, “more advanced” all-wheel drive and a roof rack.
The Korean firm says the Sorento Yosemite Edition has been conceived for “high-elevation adventuring and mountain living”. It’s painted in “Pine Green” with a matte finish and features gloss and matte black exterior accents.
The Sorento Zion Edition, meanwhile, is billed as a “desert escape vehicle made for stomping dunes”. It is painted in a “Desert Sand” hue, with a gloss finish and complemented by gloss black accents.
Both feature custom fender flares framing 20-inch wheels wrapped in 32-inch all-terrain tyres. The company has furthermore added skid plates and brush guards in a satin-chrome finish. The Yosemite Edition wears a roof rack, while the Zion Edition comes equipped with a full-length cargo top.
The standard version of the new Sorento is expected in South Africa either late in 2020 or early in 2021.
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