Kia released the first wave of official photos of its all-new Kia Sorento, ahead of its 2020 Geneva Motor Show debut next month. Kia’s popular three-row SUV dresses up nicely with a more striking design than ever along with improvements in interior space and driving performance.
The South Korean automaker has not revealed technical specifications, such as powertrain or its features, but it will most likely share a lot in common with the Hyundai Santa Fe on which it shares its platform with. Nevertheless, the Kia Sorento carries a very distinctive appearance, making it stand out in a sea of three-row crossovers. The front is characterized by an evolution of Kia’s ‘tiger nose’ grille that seamlessly integrates with the LED daytime running lights. Of course, the headlights themselves are done in LEDs, and so are the striking split taillights which look nothing quite like it. On to the sides, the Kia Sorento features a striking silver trim piece that juts out at the C-pillars, which is a design piece that’s also seen in the Kia ProCeed sports wagon.
Kia stretched the Sorento’s wheelbase while reducing its overhangs. Not only does it translate to a sportier stance, but also increased interior room, which is well trimmed and beautifully crafted. You get the expected upgrades in materials and build quality, along with the addition of LED ambient lights and a few design details first seen in the bigger Kia Telluride three-row crossover. Front and center is a large 10.12-inch touch screen infotainment system that works in conjunction with the optional 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument cluster.
Being a modern crossover SUV, expect the Sorento to come with the expected plethora of semi-autonomous driver-assist systems, such as automatic emergency braking, full-speed adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, lane departure warning, among others.
As mentioned, Kia has not yet announced any technical specifications, so we will have to wait until its official debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show on March 3, 2020.