Kia has given its Sorento SUV the lightest of facelifts for 2018.
Kia has unveiled a mid-life update to its Sorento family SUV, pushing the model upmarket to bolster its appeal.
The manufacturer’s South Korean website unveiled changes to the model this week, presenting a mildly refreshed look both inside and out.
A “tiger nose” grille styled by renowned designer Peter Schreyer has a new look that joins reworked headlamps with new LED daytime running lights. Kia’s ice cube-inspired foglights take their place at the bottom of a retouched bumper, and a similar treatment to the rear involves minor changes to the car’s appearance.
The inside is a more significant, bringing an upgraded touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and wireless inductive charging.
Kia reworked the car’s steering wheel and gear selector, adopting a premium look with perforated leather joined by quilted leather trim in luxury models. The car retains its seven-seat versatility and powered tailgate.
A new eight-speed automatic transmission is on the way, as well as a revised V6 petrol engine expected to offer improved efficiency over the outgoing model.
But the most important may be its safety suite, which now includes Autonomous Emergency Braking and active lane keeping assistance to help avoid a crash.
Existing features such as blind spot monitoring, active cruise control remain in place.
New looks, eight-speed auto for flagship SUV.
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