Kia plays dress up with 2021 Sorento X-Line concepts
The all-new Kia Sorento is perhaps one of the most stylish SUVs the automaker has ever designed. Sleek, bold, futuristic, are just some of the words that can be used to describe the look of the new-generation Sorento.
There's no word yet as to when the all-new crossover will arrive in the Philippines, but Kia is already busy dressing up the Sorento. Just recently, the Korean automaker released two X-Line concepts of the Sorento. Called Yosemite and Zion, these two concepts have been specifically designed to take on the wilderness, while keeping the occupants safe and comfortable.
Built and customized by California-based shop LGE-CTE Motorsports, both Sorento concepts are based on the production X-Line model. The two concepts roll on 32-inch all-terrain tires wrapped in 20-inch alloy wheels, along with custom fender flares. With it, both vehicles come with improved approach/departure angles, 8.3-inches of increased ride height, and a more advanced all-wheel-drive system. Beyond those mentioned, the two come with distinct exterior features of their own.
The Yosemite Edition was built to take on high-elevation adventuring, as well as taking on mountainous terrain. It's painted in a unique Pine Green matte finish with glossy and matte black accents. Since it's meant to live out its life up in the mountains, the Yosemite comes with a roof rack that can store extra cargo.
As for the Zion Edtion was designed for taking on dunes and desert terrain with ease. Hence, it's painted in 'Desert Sand' with a gloss finish. Placed upon its roof is a special full-length cargo top that's been specifically made for the Zion.
Kia has no plans to make production versions of the Zion and Yosemite concepts of the Sorento. However, those that plan to get the Sorento in X-Line trim can find inspiration from the two concepts in dressing up their own Sorento.
But which one would you pick should you be able to choose one for yourself? The Pine Green Yosemite, or the Desert Sand Zion? Chime in your comments below.