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Is this what a Jaguar or Land Rover of a destiny will demeanour like?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Jaguar Land Rover has denounced a concept vehicle, Project Vector, that a association heralds as preview of destiny civic transport. The Project Vector is an EV, naturally, and is built on a skateboard framework with all mechanicals underneath a floor. That provides for limit space potency in a city-sized vehicle—JLR says it’s roughly 4 meters long, that would make it about half a feet longer than today’s Mini Cooper hardtop. It also allows for reconfigurability.

The interior is accessed around twin center-opening shifting doors on one side. Four particular seats seem to be mounted on marks and are shown confronting in a same direction, though JLR also says a car can be blending for smoothness use (presumably with many of a seats removed).

Project Vector is described as “autonomous-ready,” though for now it has a steering circle and pedals. It’s also claimed to be optimized for ride-sharing or private use.

The car was grown during a UK’s National Automotive Innovation Centre, with a goal to make it a partial of a “urban mobility solutions” in a “ecosystem of a intelligent city,” according to JLR.

The initial such intelligent city will be Coventry, where an “urban mobility service” will be launched in 2021.

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2021 Kia Sorento Revealed with Sharp New Look

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Kia has taken a wraps off a arriving 2021 Sorento SUV, forward of a vehicle’s central entrance during subsequent month’s Geneva Motor Show.

The new indication transforms a extraneous of Kia’s smaller seven-seat crossover, aligning it with a crook designs found elsewhere in a lineup, like a Telluride and all-new Seltos. That being said, a 2021 Sorento forges a possess stylistic path: this isn’t a same-sausage-different-length approach. It’s also a group effort, with Kia’s Korean, European, and North American pattern teams all operative together to emanate a final product.

Up front is a latest expansion of Kia’s “tiger nose” grille. It stretches opposite a whole visage, enveloping a LED headlights in a identical approach to a smaller Seltos. A impression line extends from a headlights right to a lights out back, that demeanour like zero else on a market. Blocky and bisected, they support an bony induce with a sizeable, flicked-up lip. Integrated empty tips anchor a behind design. There are a lot of angles here, though they come together good in a eyes. The stream model’s rounded, unknown behind gave off a lot of minivan vibes, that we can’t credit this one of.

SEE ALSO: 2019 Kia Niro EV Review

We also can’t omit a small shark fin behind a C-pillar either. It’s an engaging pattern evidence not typically seen on this side of a Atlantic—some Euro-market Citröens underline them—but could be really color-dependent.

Riding on a code new platform, a 2021 Kia Sorento facilities a longer wheelbase. Kia’s designers have massaged a proportions, pulling a wheels closer to a corners of a car. They’ve also changed a windshield bottom behind 1.2 inches, giving a Sorento a some-more cab-rearward stance. It looks grand and substantial, most like a well-received Telluride.

As extreme a extraneous redesign is, it’s arguably zero compared to a interior. Kia’s expelled a handful of snaps of a new digs drivers will find and, well, we’re impressed. The two-tone, quilted-and-perforated leather interior is sharp, with ambient lighting peeking by a dashboard design. Angular vents counterpart a shapes found in a taillights, and side a dedicated meridian controls in a core console. Kia’s 10.25-inch touchscreen sits beside an all-digital instrument cluster as well. We can usually make out a rotary-style rigging selector too. This is expected a aloft trim however: it’s misleading what a base-spec Sorento would keep.

SEE ALSO: 2020 Kia Forte GT Review

Kia hasn’t announced drivetrain options, though we’d design them to simulate a existent model. For 2020 that means customary front-wheel expostulate with an accessible all-wheel expostulate option, and 2.4-liter four-cylinder (185 hp) or 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp). The Sportage’s turbo 2.0-liter could also find a approach underneath a hood, effectively bursting a disproportion in accessible horsepower.

The central entrance of a 2021 Kia Sorento will occur during a Geneva Motor Show, that kicks off Mar 3. Stay tuned for some-more sum on Kia’s subsequent crossover around then.