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Kia shows off updated Sorento SUV

Kia has revealed the first images of its refreshed Sorento SUV ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The new large SUV features "sharper lines and uninterrupted surfaces," Kia says, giving it a crisper, less curvy look than the current generation.

Kia's 'tiger nose' corporate grille is still present, now wider and wrapping around the headlights, which feature a new 'tiger eye' LED daytime running light design. It sounds like Kia is slowly evolving into building entire tigers on wheels.

Moving to the side, there is a sloping windowline above chunky wheel arches. The rear end has also had a restyle, with new, split vertical taillights. A stubby roof spoiler adds a degree of sportiness, as do vents sitting just aft of the rear wheels.

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Sorento's proportions have changed slightly, with shorter front and rear overhangs and a longer wheelbase making it appear longer. The A-pillar is also 30mm further back from the front axle for a more 'cab rearward' design.

Kia says the new Sorento is based on an "all-new platform," with emphasis on space, practicality, efficiency and quality.

We'll get more details on March 3, just before the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors.