New generation Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento third generation revealed
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11th August, 2014
First photos of the all-new Kia Sorento released today confirm that the
third generation of the popular SUV will feature a new look, with bold, swept-back styling and sophisticated surface
Longer, lower and wider, with a longer wheelbase, the new Sorento builds on the success of the outgoing model,
delivering a premium look and feel, with more space and numerous innovative features.
With the brand’s hallmark design features, the new model is instantly recognisable as a Sorento. The new look is an
evolution of the current vehicle, incorporating fresh visual elements inspired by the Kia Cross GT concept that debuted
at the 2013 Chicago Motor Show, carrying over the long bonnet and the distinctive treatment of the wide D-pillars from
the previous generation.
The exterior styling of the new Sorento was led by Kia’s Namyang design studio in Korea, with significant levels of
input from the brand’s Frankfurt, Germany and Irvine, USA design studios.
The front of new Sorento features a larger, more upright ‘tiger-nose’ grille, with a distinctive three-dimensional
diamond pattern, and long swept-back headlamps. The lower roofline, higher beltline and, rounded shoulders at the rear
give the car a dramatic appearance.
The sleeker look is enhanced by an increase in length (+95 mm to 4,780 mm) and a 15 mm reduction in height (down to
1,685 mm), while the 80 mm longer wheelbase (now 2,780 mm) ensures more passenger space in each of the three rows of
Soon-Nam Lee, Vice-President of Overseas Marketing, Kia Motors Corp., said, “While we have retained the name based
on the tremendous success of the outgoing model, the all-new Sorento has been completely redesigned and re-engineered,
and promises to surprise customers with its thoroughly updated styling, a host of new convenience and safety
technologies, as well as enhanced space, driving comfort and handling response.”
The all-new Kia Sorento will debut in Korea in late August. Its first motor show appearance will be in early October
at France's 2014 Paris Motor Show.