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28 Jan 2013 | Text and Photos by Regan Ong
The Sorento receives slight revisions on the exterior and interior, with the biggest update being its engine.
The all new Kia Sorento was launched less than three years after the outgoing model went on sale.
And little has changed behind it, but that shouldn't impede this good looking crossover's ability to remain one of the top sellers in its class. Despite using the same doors, roof, bonnet and windscreen, Kia says that this is otherwise an all new car.
Also available in a diesel variant which we tested a week ago, we get our hands on the petrol version this time round to see how it fares.
From the outside, the look of the updated front and rear ends sharpen the Sorento's appeal and Kia has taken the bold move of going for vertically-styled fog lights that help to improve visibility with their cornering illumination ability.
Unlike the new Santa Fe - its cousin from Hyundai that shares the same platform - Kia has ticked the box for LED daytime running lights for the entire Sorento range, which adds that extra element of visual appeal the company is becoming well known for.
Overall, squatting at 4,685mm x 1,885mm x 1,710mm, (L x W x H), the Sorento has a likeable and unintimidating look with sizeable proportions that do not look out of place for an SUV.
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