Kia Debuts Rugged, Trail-Ready X-Line Sorento Concepts
Following the introduction of the completely redesigned 2021 Sorento, Kia has unveiled two new outdoorsy concepts as part of its capability-focused strategy. These custom-built X-Line SUVs share similar styling and features as the previously debuted Seltos concepts that were showcased at the 2019 LA Auto Show.
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The Yosemite Edition and Zion Edition Sorento models, which were introduced during the brand’s virtual national dealer meeting, were customized by LGE-CTS Motorsports — a company that has helped debut vehicles at SEMA for years, including Kia’s School of Rock-themed Sedona from 2016.
The Yosemite Edition, named after the National Park in California, is painted in a matte “Pine Green” exterior with matte black accents and wheels. Speaking of those wheels, both concepts are equipped with 20-inch wheels and massive 32-inch all-terrain tires for maximum off-road capability. Atop the Sorento Yosemite Edition is what Kia calls a “brawny roof rack” with a segmented light bar in the front for nighttime adventures.
Another National Park homage, the Sorento Zion Edition sports a glossy “Desert Sand” exterior with gloss black accents, contrasting the more toned-down Yosemite Edition, but still giving me military tactical uniform vibes. Featuring custom fender flares and the same wheels as its concept sibling, the Zion Edition has a full-length cargo top for covered storage rather than an open roof rack.
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Kia knows its customers enjoy customized vehicles, so its accessory pages include a handful of similar features to assuage any sad feelings about these concepts never hitting the showroom floor. *womp womp*