Kia hints at next Sorento with design sketches

A rendering of the redesigned Sorento.
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Kia Motors plans to unveil the redesigned, third-generation Sorento next month in Korea.

The revamped crossover features "a lower roofline, higher beltline, more muscular stance, rounded shoulders at the rear and deeply sculpted body surfaces," Kia said.


Kia's best-selling SUV is poised to receive "a larger, more upright ‘tiger-nose' grille," the company added.

It was designed at Kia's studios in Korea, Germany and the United States.

After its introduction in Korea at the end of August, Kia said it will make its European debut on Oct. 2 at the Paris auto show.

A rendering of the interior of the third-generation Kia Sorento.

Kia said the interior of the Sorento has undergone "dramatic quality improvements."

It will feature high quality soft-touch materials and a range of advanced on-board technologies to "enhance the ownership experience."

Kia's design team in Frankfurt, Germany -- which led interior styling on the revamped Sorento -- credits modern Swiss watches as a key influence during the design phase.

The cabin features a higher proportion of soft-touch materials, leather and stitching, as well as Kia's latest human-machine interface.

The dashboard is anchored by a large infotainment screen.

It was designed to emphasize the width and space of the larger cabin, Kia said in a statement.

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