Few tow cars command such a loyal following as the Kia Sorento. However, the second generation had a mixed reputation.

This incarnation of the Sorento may look like a mid-life facelift, but it’s a very different machine under the skin. So it looks similar to the old model, but is much improved dynamically.

A new chassis, revised suspension and self-levelling on all but the entry-level version promise to make the big Kia a much better tow car – and that promise is largely fulfilled.