2015 Sorento

2015 Sorento

Kia has released the first photos of the all-new third generation Sorento.

Longer, lower and wider, with an extended wheelbase, the new Sorento incorporates elements of the Kia Cross GT concept that debuted at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, as well as carrying over the long bonnet and wide D-pillars from the previous generation.

The new front has a larger, more upright grille, with a three-dimensional diamond pattern, and long swept-back headlamps. The Sorento grows in length (by 95mm to 4780mm); an 80mm longer wheelbase (now 2780mm) means more passenger space in all three seat rows. Meanwhile, the marginal reduction in height (by 15mm) gives the car a more dramatic stance.

The exterior styling was led by Kia’s Namyang design studio in Korea, along with input from the brand’s Frankfurt, Germany and Irvine, California design studios.

Soon-Nam Lee, Vice-President of Overseas Marketing, Kia Motors Corp., said, “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 new Kia Sorento will be shown in early October at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, and should arrive in Australia early 2015.