New set of teaser images gives us a sneak peek at the next-gen crossover.
Just last week, Kia announced its intentions to reveal an all-new Sorento at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next month, releasing a couple of teaser shots previewing the new midsize SUV in the process. Now it's unleashed a whole bunch more, giving us our best "official" look yet at the new model - both inside and out - ahead of its unveiling.
Now as it stands, we've already seen the forthcoming fourth-generation Sorento completely undisguised from the outside. So while the two exterior renderings may show more than the pair from last week, they certainly don't reveal more than what we've already seen.
The four renderings of the interior, however, constitute our best glimpse yet inside the new model's cabin. We came across some revealing shots of the next-gen Sorento's cockpit on Instagram last month, but there were only two angles, and they were rather low-res. These four interior design sketches, while perhaps less representative of the finished product's reality, give us a better idea of the direction that the Korean automaker has taken with the new Sorento's interior layout. And to our eyes, it looks rather handsome, with a wide infotainment display atop the dashboard extending into the digital instrument cluster, prominent air vents, and a wide center console to give it a more truck-like feel inside.
The Sorento is a vital product for Kia in the United States especially. The automaker sold nearly 96,000 of them here last year, putting it neck-and-neck with the Forte and Optima, and just behind the Soul atop its sales chart. And that's more than four years now since the current third-generation model entered production - down 16 percent from the 114,733 it moved here in 2016 (the first full year for the current model), and 36 percent down from the 130,235 it sold in 2011 (its best year so far). Given crossovers' rising popularity in America and around the world, we have little doubt that the all-new Sorento will prove an even bigger hit.