The Kia Sorento SUV has been completely overhauled, three years after the model was introduced. New features include an all-new platform - which is tipped to be around 100kg lighter than before - a revised engine line-up and improvements to ride, handling and refinement.
Also new, is the addition of LED daytime running lights, redesigned headlamps and bumpers front and rear and the option of larger 19-inch alloys wheels.
Available as a seven-seater only, interior features of the revised model comprise a new LCD instrument cluster and a fresh centre stack with integrated seven-inch display. Top spec models also feature a larger panoramic roof than before.
In line with Kia’s new model roll-out, Kia has simplified the Sorento's trim levels to include either 1, 2, 3 or 4 spec models. Standard equipment across the board is likely to be improved above the outgoing car.
While Kia remains tight-lipped about the Sorento’s engine line-up, it promises best in class fuel economy. It is likely that a retuned version of the current model’s 2.2-litre oil-burner will remain. In current 2.2 CRDi guise, the Sorento achieves 43.5mpg and 171g/km CO2.