Kia has unveiled the first official images of the 2015 Sorento ahead of its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October.
The automaker says the 2015 Sorento builds on the success of the outgoing model and designed with more space and numerous innovative features. The 2015 Sorento is longer, wider and slightly lower with an extended wheelbase. It measures 4780mm long (+95mm), 1685mm tall (-15mm) and a wheelbase of 2780mm (+80mm).
"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," said Soon-Nam Lee, Vice-President of Overseas Marketing, Kia Motors Corp.
The exterior styling of the 2015 Sorento was spearheaded by Kia's Namyang design studio in Korea. The front of the is highlighted by a larger "tiger-nose" grill with a three-dimensional diamond pattern along with swept-back headlamps. It also features a lower roofline, higher beltline and rounded shoulders at the rear.
Kia has not yet released the interior, however a sketch was released last week. Powertrain details of the 2015 Sorento are likewise left undisclosed. However, the automaker confirmed that the vehicle will be introduced in South Korea later this month.