The all-new Kia Sorento ditches conventional for ‘refined boldness’

Kia has revealed its all-new Sorento ahead of the SUV’s debut at the 90th edition of the Geneva motor show next month.

First teased two weeks ago, the all-new midsize SUV adopts a new design unlike its predecessor. Kia designers say that the all-new Sorento is based on the concept of “refined boldness”, adopting the robust and tough-looking aesthetic of the earlier generations, while giving the SUV added refinement and elegance.

The new angular styling is reflective of the US-only Telluride, and can be seen especially in the new vertical taillights. Up front, the Sorento features a reinterpreted signature ‘Tiger Nose’ grille, integrating the headlights with new ‘Tiger Eye’ daytime-running lights.

The proportions of the Sorento has also been subtly tweaked to give the SUV a longer appearance. The front and rear overhangs have been shortened, matched with a longer wheelbase.

Looking from the side, the A-pillar has also been moved backwards by 30 mm to give the Sorento a longer front bonnet and a “cab-rearward” appearance. Tying the styling together is a single character line, which flows from the trailing end of the bonnet to the taillights assembly.

Based on Kia’s new-generation midsize SUV platform, the fourth-generation Sorento promises a better packaging resulting in better space, practicality and efficiency.

No information has been given on the interior of the all-new Kia Sorento, though looking at the press images, we can see that the dashboard features a Mercedes-style instrument cluster and infotainment display panel, sat atop the stepped dashboard design.

A separate climate control panel sits between the central vertical air vents.

The interior photos shown here are likely to be the Korean-spec Sorento, but general cabin architecture shouldn’t differ too much across markets.

Powertrain offerings and other new features will be announced at the Kia Sorento’s global debut on the 3rd of March 2020.



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