The exterior has had a total workover and is now, suddenly, cool. It’s less beefy than the previous model, sleeker and more modern. There is still the recognisable Kia grille but there’s not so much of it. The improvements to the exterior are subtle but have big impact.
Inside gets a new look, too, and in this model you’ll find leather seats and leather steering wheel that both feel premium and there are a load of new finishings which really take the design to a whole other level.
There are huge brushed metallic door handles, the size of which is totally unnecessary but they look fab and that’s the point of them.
The biggest improvement, compared to the previous model, is the lack of buttons on the centre console. This whole area used to be quite messy with multiple buttons and now it’s clean and modern. Everything has been simplified which means it’s also easier to use.
There are brushed metal trims throughout, along with feature panels, and overall, the design makes you feel good while driving it.