From concept to reality – the 2016 Kia Sorento

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 by

The first photos of the have been released today and they confirm that the third generation model will indeed, feature longer, lower, and wider dimensions than the outgoing model.

2016 Kia Sorento front

The new look is an evolution of the current vehicle, incorporating fresh visual elements inspired by the Cross GT concept that debuted at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, carrying over the long bonnet and the distinctive treatment of the wide D-pillars from the previous generation. While it remains acceptable on the whole, we aren’t too big a fan of that visage though.

2016 Kia Sorento side

The increase in length by 95mm and a reduction in height by 15mm, has also made way for an extended wheelbase which now measuring 2,780mm long is 80mm longer than its predecessor. It goes without saying, passenger space in all three rows has been affected positively.

2016 Kia Sorento rear

Soon-Nam Lee, Vice President of Overseas Marketing, Kia Motors Corp., said, “While we have retained the name based on the tremendous success of the outgoing model, the all-new Sorento has been completely redesigned and re-engineered, and promises to surprise customers with its thoroughly updated styling, a host of new convenience and safety technologies, as well as enhanced space, driving comfort and handling response.”

The all-new Kia Sorento will be showcased in Korea in late August and make its European premiere on Thursday 2 October at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

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