Kia's Sorento gets an update for the 2019 model year. The mid-cycle refresh is mostly a visual upgrade, but there are a few new details to discover.

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The new model drops the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from the lineup, keeping the 2.4-liter naturally aspirated and the 3.3-liter V6.

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The V6 is now mated with the 8-speed automatic transmission from the Cadenza sedan, while the four-banger's six-speed auto has been revised for efficiency.

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The new model makes the third-row seating option a standard feature across all trim levels.

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Kia's Advanced Driver Aid suite of technologies is also now standard on all models trimmed EX or higher.

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Inside, the SUV gets upgraded materials as well as a new steering wheel and shift lever.

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UVO dashboard tech features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

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The Harman Kardon-branded audio system has been enhanced with new surround sound processing software. 

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The 2019 model rounds out its technology upgrades with a new wireless charging system for smartphones.

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Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2017 LA Auto Show for more details, pics and videos.

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Photo by Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow

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