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The new Kia Sorento is basically a friendly Escalade

Kia’s new flagship SUV has a big, bold grille

Published: 17 Feb 2020

Mark the dates in your calendar people, the all-new Kia Sorento will finally premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Okay, okay – that may not sound like the most exciting news in the world, but have a look at the first pictures above.

The Sorento has got a whole lot better looking, right? So long as you like a bit of grille, that is. Think of it as friendlier, more polite take on the new Cadillac Escalade.

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The Sorento is a big-seller for Kia – three million of the things have been shifted since its launch in 2002 – and it’s the brand’s flagship SUV in most markets. America gets the lovely-looking Telluride though, and there’s a definite family resemblance here. 

The interior looks to be an even bigger upgrade too. The current gen Sorento is ergonomic and easy to navigate inside, but this new one appears more premium and up-to-date. 

Kia also says that the new Sorento will be the first car based on its new mid-size SUV platform, and that it’ll get new advanced driver assist systems and all the connectivity you could ever need.

What do you reckon folks? An improvement on Kia’s current design?

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