New Kia Sorento SUV sketched ahead of Geneva

Published: 12 February 2020

► Kia's big Sorento refreshed
► Blocky design previewed in sketches
► Will be at 2020 Geneva show

Kia’s biggest car on sale in Europe, the Sorento, has been teased ahead of its 2020 Geneva show debut. The brand has released a series of sketches, showing the family SUV’s new design.

It’s a much blockier affair than before, design-wise, and uses a new-generation platform underneath. Inside, the cockpit is quite Americanised in its style, with a thick horizontal slab the full width across. As you’d expect, Kia promises a new range of driver safety and infotainment upgrades, too.

Kia says the new SUV will used hybridisation for the first time. We suspect the powertrain range will include both mild hybrid variants first seen in the Sportage and a PHEV.

Kia Sorento spy shot rear

Alongside the sketches, the SUV has already been caught completely undisguised during a photo and video shoot in the USA. The blue Sorento in our spy images (pictured above) also shows an ‘EcoHybrid’ badge on the back, confirming Kia’s point on powertrain electrification.

We’ll update this story when we hear more.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches