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2016 Kia Sorento: More style, luxury and technology

By Bob Nagy on August 5, 2014 4:50 PM
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2016 Kia Sorento: More style, luxury and technology

In July, Kia teased the exterior of the fully-redesigned 2016 Sorento that will be unveiled in Korea later this month and reach showrooms here sometime next year. Now, it's providing a sneak peek at the recast cabin of this 7-passenger mid-size SUV. Penned primarily at the automaker's European studio in Frankfurt, Germany, the interior of the third-generation Sorento has a more sophisticated character which Kia says was directly influenced by the look and feel of premium Swiss watches. 

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In addition to flowing contours that emphasize the additional width and volume of the larger passenger compartment, the new Sorento features more soft-touch materials complemented by real leather accents and detailed stitching. It's also fitted with the latest variation of Kia's Human Machine Interface system that uses a large touch screen that dominates the center dash. More specifics will follow at its unveiling and subsequent international debut at the Paris Auto show in October. 

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