The 2010 Kia Sorento, which is to be unveiled at April’s Seoul Motor Show, will be larger than the current model and feature a third row seat.
Utilising Hyundai’s Santa Fe platform, the new Sorento will feature a Theta II, 2.4-litre, four-cylinder engine set to develop 126kW and 230Nm in the base model with the option of a 204kW, 3.8-litre V6 in the higher specced vehicle. Both models will be mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
With cleaner, less boxy lines than the existing model, the car appears more modern and is set to feature Kia’s new signature grille and integrated dual exhaust outlets.
The new Sorento will begin production in November this year with sales following shortly thereafter.