Kia reveals first official photos of third generation Sorento
(SEOUL) August 11, 2014 - First photos of the all-new Kia Sorento released today confirm
that the third generation of the popular SUV will feature a new look, with bold, swept-back
styling and sophisticated surface detailing.
Longer, lower and wider, with an extended wheelbase, the new Sorento builds on the success
of the outgoing model, delivering a premium look and feel, with more space and numerous
With the brand's hallmark design features and a more mature appearance, the new model is
instantly recognizable as a Sorento. The new look is an evolution of the current vehicle,
incorporating fresh visual elements inspired by the Kia 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.
The exterior styling of the new Sorento was led by Kia's Namyang design studio in Korea,
with significant levels of input from the brand's Frankfurt, Germany and Irvine, California
The front of new Sorento features a larger, more upright 'tiger-nose' grille, with a distinctive
three-dimensional diamond pattern, and long swept-back headlamps. The lower roofline,
higher beltline and , rounded shoulders at the rear give the car a dramatic appearance.
The sleeker look is enhanced by an increase in length (+95 mm to 4780 mm) and a 15 mm
reduction in height (down to 1685 mm), while the 80 mm longer wheelbase (now 2780 mm)
ensures more passenger space in all three seat rows.
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 world motor
show premiere on Thursday, October 2 at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.