Next generation Kia Sorento flagship SUV will challenge premium rivals when it's revealed at the Geneva Motor Show
Kia has revealed official images and details on the next-generation Sorento SUV, which will make its public debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show.
The new Sorento will be available as a seven-seater, making it Kia’s flagship SUV in the UK. When it goes on sale later this year, it will remain a rival for models such as the Hyundai Sante Fe, Skoda Kodiaq and Land Rover Discovery Sport.
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This latest batch of design sketches complement the undisguised spy shots we’ve already published, revealing the car’s all-new exterior design in full. At the front, the new Sorento retains the brand’s trademark “tiger nose” grille, which blends into a new set of LED headlamps.
A set of vertical rear lights, which are adopted from the US-market Kia Telluride, can now be found at the rear along with a more steeply raked roofline and redesigned tailgate.
The redesign continues inside where Kia will attempt to move its largest SUV further upmarket. Additional chrome detailing, piano-black plastic trim, new leather upholstery, LED ambient lighting, and new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system will all feature in the newcomer.
Kia is also promising new “advanced driver assistance systems, connectivity and infotainment features” for the Sorento.
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Thanks to a new platform, Kia will also update the Sorento’s engine range, adding a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time. The system will likely comprise a four-cylinder petrol engine mated to an electric motor and an automatic gearbox.
Like the outgoing model, a diesel option will also be available with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
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