Kia today launched the redesigned U.S. version of its popular three-row Sorento utility. Slated as a 2021 model, the fourth generation Sorento is more stylish, more powerful, and more capable, especially off-road with a new X-Line model. The X-Line trim level features 1.0-in. higher ground clearance, improved approach/departure angles, more advanced AWD system with snow-mode, and a more robust roof rack than outgoing Sorento. Four engines are offered on the 2021 Sorento including two hybrids. Standard power is a 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder with 8-speed automatic transmission rated at 191 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. torque. Optional is a 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder Turbo with a segment exclusive 8-speed wet dual clutch automatic transmission rated at 281 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. torque. That's the most torque of any Kia SUV. Also available is a 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder Turbo Hybrid with 44 kW electric motor connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission with a total rating of 227 horsepower. Available later will be a 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder Turbo Plug-in Hybrid with 66.9 kW electric motor  and 6-speed automatic transmission for a total output rating of 261 horsepower. The PHEV has an estimated 29-mile EV range when fully charged. The two gas engines will be available in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The 44kW Hybrid is front drive only, while the 66.9 kW PHEV comes standard with all-wheel drive. The exterior with a Kia signature "tiger nose" face similar to the popular Telluride, and the spacious interior, were both designed in the US at Kia’s Irvine, California studio. Crisp lines, bold fascias and distinctive details combine with an interior that exudes rugged elegance and features available Bose premium audio, panoramic sunroof, up to eight USB ports, and for the first time, available Captain's Chairs in the second row. Look for the new American made Sorento in Kia showrooms later this year.