Kia has launched its new seven-seat Sorento SUV at the Frankfurt motor show.
The new Sorento is longer and lower than the current generation model, as well as being more aerodynamic. Its length has been increased to 4685mm, up from 4567mm on the previous model, while its drag coefficient is now 0.38, down from 0.43.
It has been designed to “incorporate Kia’s new design language”, with Kia claiming the interior is more spacious and luxurious.
Kia thinks the 2.2-litre diesel unit will be the most popular engine in Europe and it produces 194bhp and 310lb ft of torque. It will be mated to either a six-speed manual or Kia’s new six-speed auto’ transmission.
Panu Vainamo, Kia’s European manager for marketing, said: “With the new Kia Sorento, we have created an all-new, ‘Highline Cruiser’ that we believe offers buyers the benefits of an exciting all-rounder with a much broader appeal.