Kia has released yesterday the all-new, third generation Kia Sorento concept that will be officially unveiled in Korea next month. The South African roll-out plan still to be announced.
The all-new Sorento features bold, swept-back exterior styling, a premium interior look and luxury features.
Styled at Kia’s design studios in Korea, Germany and the USA, the new Kia Sorento sports a lower roofline, higher beltline, a more muscular stance, rounded shoulders at the rear, and deeply sculpted body surfaces. Together with a larger, more upright ‘tiger-nose’ grille, these design changes raise the aesthetic sophistication of Kia’s best-selling SUV.
The third-generation Kia Sorento’s cabin will also raise the bar for luxury in its segment thanks to a modern, wrap-around dashboard, high quality soft-touch materials and a range of advanced on-board technologies. Together, these developments will enhance the ownership experience of the brand’s popular CUV.
Interior styling was led by the brand’s design team in Frankfurt, Germany, which cited the finest modern Swiss watches as a key influence during the design phase. The smoothly-contoured cabin features a higher proportion of soft-touch materials, leather and stitching, as well as Kia’s latest HMI (human-machine interface).
A large infotainment screen dominates the center of the dashboard, which employs long, flowing shapes to envelope the driver and front passenger and to emphasize the width and space of the larger cabin.
The all-new Kia Sorento will be showcased in Korea in late August 2014, and is due to make its European premiere on Thursday, 2 October 2014, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.