The second-generation Kia Sorento currently sold in Malaysia underwent a pretty significant facelift a year ago, emerging with not just new looks, but a new platform as well. One year on, and Kia is already working on the next-generation of its mid-size SUV, which could debut sometime in 2015.
Shown here is the next-gen Sorento heavily covered with camo, but you can see a bit of the headlamp design through the disguise as well as the shape of Kia’s ‘tiger grille’ up front. The nose is a lot more upright compared to the current generation. It will probably share plenty of technical bits with the latest Hyundai Santa Fe, which has just undergone a full model refresh.
We wonder if Kia will follow the Santa Fe’s lead with short and long wheelbase versions of the Sorento, now that the large Kia Mohave has been phased out in many countries. Full gallery of the Malaysian-spec current Kia Sorento here.