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First pictures of the 2015 Kia Sorento ahead of Paris Motor Show debut


First photos of the all-new Kia Sorento have been released today ahead of its European premiere at the Paris Motor Show on October 2.

Longer, lower and wider, with an extended wheelbase, the all-new Sorento builds on the success of the current model with more space and numerous innovations.

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 all-new Sorento was led by Kia's Namyang design studio in Korea, with significant levels of input from the brand's Frankfurt, and California design studios.

The front of the all-new Sorento features a larger, more upright 'tiger-nose' grille, with a three-dimensional diamond pattern, and long, swept-back headlamps.

The new look is enhanced by an increase in length (+95 mm to 4,780 mm) and a 15 mm reduction in height (down to 1,685 mm), while the 80 mm longer wheelbase (now 2,780 mm) ensures more passenger space in all three seat rows.

Soon-Nam Lee, vice-president of overseas marketing, Kia Motors, said, "While we have retained the name based on the tremendous success of the current 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 new Sorento is expected to reach the UK market in spring 2015.

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