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Kia reveals new-generation Sorento SUV in photos

Featuring a wider, more stylish tiger-nose grille

That is one beautiful SUV, is it not? This Sorento will be a hit. PHOTO FROM KIA

The South Korean automaker Kia is one car company that has a formidable stable of crossovers and sport-utility vehicles. Around the globe, the brand has the Soul, the Stonic, the Seltos, the Sportage, the Mohave, the Telluride and, of course, the midsize Sorento. Well, the firm has just released the first official photographs of the fourth-generation Sorento, which is due to be launched at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

What angle do you find to be the most visually appealing? PHOTOS FROM KIA

One look at the pictures and it’s immediately clear that the all-new Sorento is so much better-looking than the outgoing model it is about to replace. Much of this impression is largely thanks to a refreshing face that boasts a new interpretation of Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille, which has now been rendered wider and more aggressive with sharp angles. The manufacturer describes the vehicle’s overall exterior styling as “refined boldness.”

Not much information has been provided for the new-gen Sorento, other than it will have a 10.25-inch touchscreen for infotainment purposes and another 12.3-inch high-resolution digital instrument cluster for the benefit of the driver.

The tech-minded folks will fall in love with this interior. PHOTOS FROM KIA

The all-new Sorento will be formally introduced during the press day of the Geneva Motor Show on March 3. Until then, we’ll have to wait and see what sort of mechanical and electronic goodies are tucked under that gorgeous sheet metal.



Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 25 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. The rest, as they say, is rock and roll. He writes the column ‘Spoiler’.



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