Following a preview earlier this month, Kia has introduced the 2015 Sorento in South Korea.

Following a preview earlier this month, Kia has introduced the 2015 Sorento in South Korea.

Oddly billed as the "man on the road," the Sorento has an upscale exterior with a "tiger-nose" grille that features a three-dimensional diamond pattern. The crossover also has sweptback headlights, a gently sloping roofline and a higher beltline. Other notable highlights include plastic body cladding, chrome trim and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

The interior isn't as impressive but it features a three-spoke steering wheel, chrome trim and wood grain accents. Options apparently include heated / cooled seats, a JBL audio system and an infotainment system with GPS navigation. The model can also be equipped with a panorama sunroof that uses carbon fiber-reinforced plastic.

In South Korea, the Sorento will be offered with two different diesel engines. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder produces 186 PS (136 kW) and 402 Nm (296 lb-ft) of torque, while the 2.2-liter unit churns out 202 PS (148 kW) and 441 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque.

 

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2015 Kia Sorento unveiled in South Korea [video]