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Kia Sorento unveiled

The SUV has been restyled and given a complete body makeover.

The new Sorento has been unveiled in Korea just days after catalogue images leaked onto the web last week.

The SUV has been restyled, given a complete body makeover and set off with new light clusters front and rear, LED daytime running lights, bigger 19-in alloy wheels and a revamped interior with a stronger focus on quality finishes.

The cabin also gets a larger eight-inch infotainment display screen, new LCD instrument cluster and redesigned centre console.

The seven-seater Kia Sorento is based on a new platform shared with stablemate Hyundai’s next Santa Fe SUV.

Kia says the engine range has been updated, which means revisions to improve economy and efficiency of the current engines: a 145kW/422Nm 2.2-litre turbodiesel (6.7L/100km in the manual version), a 128kW/226Nm 2.4-litre petrol (9.2L/100km) and a 204kW/335Nm 3.5-litre V6 petrol (10L/100km).image

Australian specifications and prices will be confirmed closer to the new Sorento’s launch at the Australian International Motor Show in October.