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Kia Unveils Two Special Edition Sorento's

Aggressive Custom X-Line SUVs Place Emphasis On Adventure, Capability and Trail Readiness

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With the introduction of the Telluride, which was recently named to Car and Driver’s 10Best List for 2021, Kia has had their foot pressed to the floor as they roll out more and more vehicles. But quality is always better than quantity, no? Indeed. However, this year’s lineup, from the mid-sized K5 to the Seltos, to the Telluride and almost everything in between, has been one after the other of awesome upgrades. Kia has more recently been putting their efforts into bringing us a more robust line-up of SUV’s, but they’ve been going above and beyond in reimagining these vehicles with a focus on capability and comfort.

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With their latest re-introduction into the market, the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento is coming back this year like Leo DeCaprio at the end of The Revenant – tough as nails, and extremely off-road capable. Kia celebrates this by unveiling a pair of custom-built trim lines for the Sorento this week during their virtual national dealer meeting: the Yosemite Edition and the Zion Edition.

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Each of these two trail-ready trim lines are upgraded X-Line models, a model which already is marked by off-road capability. They come standard with 20-in rims, an increased ride height, improved off-road approach and departure angles, advanced all-wheel-drive modes, and everyone’s favorite – a roof rack.

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The two special edition models come to us from LGE-CTE Motorsports in San Dimas, Ca, a company that specializes in full custom off-road/Baja builds for the public and has been a staple at SEMA for years. The pair of vehicles takes inspiration from two national parks, and more specifically, the outdoor environments of each. The Yosemite trim is “a dream build for high elevation adventuring and mountain living, painted in “Pine Green” in a matte finish with gloss and matte black accents”, while the Zion is described as “a desert escape vehicle made for stomping dunes, painted in “Desert Sand” in a gloss finish with gloss black accents.”

Both editions boast 20-in wheels, beefier 32-in A/T tires, and custom-built fender flares. Custom skid plates and brush guards make up the body armor on these builds, finished in satin chrome. One difference we find between them is in the storage capability; the Yosemite comes standard with a roof rack, while its Zion counterpart rocks out with a full-length cargo top.

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Comments (13)

  • Would work perfectly in Jurassic Park.

      1 year ago
  • Kia - because Korean auto manuf's surely know their off-road swagger...

    Why just last year a Korean motor won the Baja 1K... in its class... right?

    (What's a key-ya??)

      1 year ago
  • These are brilliant something a bit different in a world full of boring SUV’s. Are they going into production?

      1 year ago
  • They don't look too bad

      1 year ago
  • 20” alloys seems an oxymoron for a supposed genuine fit-for-purpose off-roader. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      1 year ago
    • I tend to agree with you. Would’ve liked to see something a little more dramatic like 18s and 34/35s

        1 year ago
    • My choice of competent off-roading wheels would be 16” with 33s, sufficient rim clearance for beefier brakes and manageable tire size.

        1 year ago
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