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Kia’s 2022 Rally Builds Inspired by Rugged Zion, Yosemite Sorento X-Line Concepts Unveiled in 2020

KIA has unveiled the modified, trail-ready Sorento Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) that will compete in the 2021 Rebelle Rally. Inspired by the rugged and adventurous Zion and Yosemite Sorento X-Line concepts revealed last year, the rally-ready Sorento PHEVs have been outfitted to take on the elements of the punishing 1,500-mile navigational desert challenge.

Customized by women-owned LGE-CTS Motorsports in Southern California, the Sorento PHEVs are wrapped with color schemes similar to the exclusive “Desert Sand” and “Pine Green” paint finishes on the Zion and Yosemite concepts. Each vehicle has been modified with underbody armor to protect the undercarriage, plus a front bumper guard and skid plate. Tow points have been affixed to the front and rear bumpers, while a 1-inch spacer lift provides a slight increase in ground clearance. Both rally vehicles sit atop 17-inch KMC matte black wheels and Hankook Dynapro AT2 all-terrain tires.

Up top, the rally vehicles have been equipped with a roof rack for the teams’ recovery gear, including tread boards and shovels. For additional recovery gear, like tools and safety equipment, the Sorento PHEV’s rear seats have been taken out to make room for an interior cargo mounting system. This smartly built system helps prevent gear from sliding around and bouncing inside the cabin, along with providing easy and quick access for important items the teams need to use in a pinch while out on the course.

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BUILD SPECS

EXTERIOR

BAJA FORGED ROOF RACK

BAJA FORGED FRONT BUMPER

BAJA FORGED BODY ARMOR

BAJA FORGED REAR TOW POINT

SPARE TIRE STRAP

KMC XD WHEELS

HANKOOK TIRES

WRAP BY DAILEY VISUAL

RECOVERY EQUIPMENT

TREADPROS RECOVERY BOARDS

OFF-ROAD SHOVEL

PRO EAGLE 1.5 TON OFF-ROAD JACK

AIR PRESSURE GAUGE

TOW STRAP

VIAIR PORTABLE AIR COMPRESSOR

INTERIOR

PELICAN CARGO CASES