The flagship SUV, due on sale later this year, picks up the fight against the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Skoda Kodiaq with an updated interior and exterior, as well as a new eight-speed gearbox and GT-Line trim level.
The most obvious change is the car’s more prominent chrome-finished front grille, but inside there is a new 8.0in infotainment system with TomTom sat-nav software, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. There is also a wireless phone charger.
Kia’s GT-Line trim level has been added to the range, bringing with it standard-fit fog lights, red brake calipers and a chrome exhaust tip. Inside, the GT-Line adds black leather seats with contrasting grey stitching.
A new eight-speed automatic gearbox has been introduced with the promise of improved efficiency and reduced CO2 outputs. It sits above a six-speed auto and six-speed manual in the cog-swapper range.