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THE new Kia Sorento doesn’t really do anything that hasn’t been done before. It doesn’t boast class-leading fuel efficiency, all of its key rivals have five-star safety, and it’s certainly not the first good-looker.
However, in a segment where no rival does everything particularly well, the breadth of the third-generation Sorento’s improvements could push it straight to the top of the sevenseat class.
REFLECTING buyer demand for more car-like handling and interior space over off road ruggedness, the new Sorento is longer and lower than before.
It may carry hints of the old model in its window line, but actually rides on all-new underpinnings, with the new N-Platform also forming the basis of the third-generation Carnival people mover that arrived earlier this year.
The Sorento also shares its handsome looks with the big van, with the latest in Schreyer-style translating well to the fashionable SUV proportions.
The interior has scored a similar lift, with even the basic Si trim level carrying an up-market feel.
All versions get three 12V power points and two USB outlets, bottle holders in each door, cupholders all around,andthemovetoanelectronic handbrake has created more space in the centre console.
The new Sorento’s extra length has improved room for both rear rows of
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