Unveiled in South Korea back in July and then Europe in September, the Kia Sorento facelift is now set for its North American premiere – the refreshed third-gen UM will make its official US debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this week.

Ahead of that, the automaker has released a couple of images of the reworked SUV, which features new LED head- and tail lights, reprofiled front and rear bumpers and new wheel designs.

The North American version gets a slightly different style for its front and rear bumper assemblies compared to the European and domestic models, with primary revisions being around the fog lamp areas – the cutouts are styled more prominently, with strongly accented curved surrounds to be found at both ends of the car. Also on, a new design five twin-spoke wheel.

No details on powertrain choices for the new one, but there should be very little deviation from that found on the pre-facelift for that market – currently, there are two normally-aspirated units, a 185 hp/241 Nm 2.4 litre inline-four and 290 hp/341 Nm 3.3 litre V6, as well as a 240 hp/353 Nm 2.0 litre turbo.

The interior has also been reworked for the facelift, and the the US version should have items such as a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, TomTom navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity and a wireless smartphone charger.

The LA debut will reveal the specifications of the facelifted Sorento for the US market, as well as its off-road capabilities – the automaker will release a video of the SUV making short shrift of a six-and-a-half mile rock-crawling trek across the treacherous Hell’s Revenge in Moab, Utah.