A Sophisticated Third Generation model of the Kia Sorento is on the way.
The All -new body shell brings improved the ride, handling and crash safety. Altogether more premium with improvements to NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). The European premiere is scheduled for the Paris Motor Show in October.
Building on the success of the outgoing model. Delivering a more premium look and feel, blending style, practicality and technology. The new Sorento’s smoother, swept-back profile and deeply sculpted surfaces introduce higher levels of sophistication with more space and numerous innovative features.
The new model has a bolder on-the-road presence. The distinctive face of the All-New Sorento incorporates long, wrap-around headlamps and more prominent fog-lamps, as well as a larger, more upright ‘tiger-nose’ grille, with a distinctive three-dimensional diamond pattern, first featured on the 2013 Kia Cross GT concept.
The new clean look is achieved with the introduction of new laser welding manufacturing techniques, then rendering weld lines invisible.
The exterior styling of the new Kia Sorento was led by Kia’s Namyang design studio in Korea, with significant input from the brand’s Frankfurt, Germany and Irvine, California design studios.
‘Sophisticated and luxurious’ theme for interior stylingInside is where some of the most significant improvements are to be found. Interior styling was led by the brand’s European design team, based in Frankfurt. The Kia designers have created a more sophisticated, more luxurious cabin, featuring significantly higher quality materials.
The styling of the cabin follows a ‘modern and wide’ theme, providing the interior with a stable, horizontal layout and appearance. This width is echoed in the wider instrument cluster, interior garnish and the wrap-around shape of the dashboard which extends into the door trims. A higher proportion of soft-touch materials and leather creates a modern luxury feel to the cabin and gives the new Sorento a genuine premium vehicle ambience.
One of the most distinctive interior styling features is the Swiss watch-inspired center-console, which incorporates Kia’s latest HMI (human-machine interface) technologies.
The flowing contours of the dashboard rise to incorporate the driver’s instrument binnacle, and the smoothly-styled design curve in the doors, leads from the audio speakers up to the SUV-style grab handles, endowing the cabin with a more sophisticated appearance.
Depending on market, customers will be able to specify the interior in either single-tone (Saturn Black) or two-tone (Saturn Black and Stone) colour schemes with cloth or leather trim. Additionally, brown or light grey colour schemes in leather trim will be offered as an option.
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