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The new Kia Sorento looks pretty damn good

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Kia has revealed the first proper set of sketches of its next-generation Sorento seven-seater, and might we say that this is one SUV with some proper kerb appeal.

Set to be revealed in the metal at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show on March 3, if these drawings of what is a very angular and aggressive body with a real sporting look to it are anything to go by, it should be a bit of a looker.

While details regarding this fourth-generation model are scarce, Kia has revealed some noteworthy tidbits regarding it, most notably that it will be the first vehicle based on the company's all-new mid-size SUV platform that will underpin other models, with the focus of this new platform being on practicality and space maximisation, with the company boasting that its interior will be more on par with that of larger SUVs.

More important, however, is that the new Sorento will be the first to adopt hybrid power, although it's not yet known whether it'll be a plug-in or Prius-style setup, or what petrol engine will be paired to it.

Inside, if these sketches are anything to go by, there'll be a bit of a Mercedes influence on the fittingly attractive interior with that connected dual-screen dashboard arrangement, and a JLR-esque touch with the rotary-knob shifter, similar to what's also seen in the upcoming Genesis GV80.

More notably there, however, is that a range of more advanced driver assistance technology should be present, along with what Kia describes as "progressive connectivity and infotainment features."

We'll have more details as they come when the new Sorento breaks cover in Geneva on March 3. Until then though, tell us – if you were in the market for a big SUV like this, would you be prepared to put your money down on a Kia if it looked this good?

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