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Clawsome? Kia Sorento X-Men edition to feature at 2015 Australian Open

Movie car tie-ins are an interesting beast. Sometimes the car is featured in the film and there is sufficient demand from the public to encourage the manufacturer to continue the celluloid experience with a special edition...

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Kia Sorento: runout SUV gets free family pack
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Kia Sorento: runout SUV gets free family pack

The runout Kia Sorento has scored a free family pack valued at $3400 to sweeten the deal on the ageing SUV before the new model arrives early next year. The Sorento’s family pack includes an alloy nudge bar, side steps, tow bar kit, cargo mat, floor mats and weather shield set. It is standard on all Sorento models across the outgoing range...


2014 Kia Sorento - first look
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2014 Kia Sorento - first look

2014 Paris motor show - Tony checks out the all new Kia Sorento 7-seat SUV - due to arrive in Australia next year...


2015 Kia Sorento: new images and engine details revealed
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2015 Kia Sorento: new images and engine details revealed

New images and updated engine details for the 2015 Kia Sorento have been revealed ahead of the SUV’s local arrival in the first quarter of 2015. The all-new Sorento has been confirmed to be powered by a pair of engines when it goes on sale here, including a new 3.3-litre petrol V6 with up to 198kW of power (exact outputs to be confirmed), and a revised 2...


2015 Kia Sorento : Interior images and additional specifications revealed
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2015 Kia Sorento : Interior images and additional specifications revealed

Interior images and additional specifications of the 2015 Kia Sorento have been released at its official public unveiling in South Korea. The third-generation Sorento’s cabin takes big steps forward from its predecessor, with an entirely new design and a more spacious seven-seat layout...


2015 Kia Sorento revealed
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2015 Kia Sorento revealed

The first official images of the 2015 Kia Sorento have been released, revealing the exterior styling of the third-generation seven-seat SUV. The images confirm the production version of the Sorento remains faithful to Kia's official design sketches released earlier this month. The 2015 Sorento’s styling was led by Kia’s Namyang design studio in South Korea with input from its studios in Germany and the US...


2015 Kia Sorento interior teased
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2015 Kia Sorento interior teased

The interior of the 2015 Kia Sorento has been teased ahead of the new-generation SUV's reveal in South Korea in late August, before taking the stage at the 2014 Paris motor show in early October. According to Kia, the interior of the all-new, third-generation 2015 Kia Sorento "will raise the bar for luxury in its segment", with a new wraparound dashboard fascia, upright touchscreen media system and "high quality soft touch materials"...


2015 Kia Sorento previewed in official sketches
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2015 Kia Sorento previewed in official sketches

Official design sketches of the 2015 Kia Sorento have been released, previewing its exterior styling for the first time. The sketches are similar to unofficial renderings of the third-generation large SUV that surfaced online last week, though look to suggest the new model will feature an even bolder and more upright ‘tiger-nose’ grille, a more muscular stance, and more heavily swept styling than expected...


2015 Kia Sorento renderings revealed
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2015 Kia Sorento renderings revealed

The unveiling of the 2015 Kia Sorento may still be more than two months away, but these sketches are believed to give an accurate impression of the next-generation SUV’s exterior styling. The renderings, first published by enthusiast blog Kia World, are an artist’s impression of the new Kia Sorento based on spy shots of a heavily camouflaged prototype captured earlier this month...


2015 Kia Sorento spied prior to Paris motor show debut
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2015 Kia Sorento spied prior to Paris motor show debut

The all-new 2015 Kia Sorento has been caught ahead of the car’s global debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October. The South Korean brand’s seven-seat SUV was spotted by CarAdvice’s spies in the European Alps, and unlike the previous spy shots we’d seen of the Sorento, this version appears to be a heavily camouflaged production model...


Kia Sorento Review: V6 SLi
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Kia Sorento Review: V6 SLi

An all-new Kia Sorento could land as early as late 2014, though for now the current, second-generation model continues as a credible contender in the world of seven-seater family SUVs. This version of the big brother to the popular Sportage five-seat SUV emerged in 2009, with a major overhaul in late 2012...

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$38,490 to $40,990

Family SUV Comparison : Toyota Kluger v Nissan Pathfinder v Jeep Grand Cherokee v Ford Territory v Holden Captiva 7 v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-9
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Family SUV Comparison : Toyota Kluger v Nissan Pathfinder v Jeep Grand Cherokee v Ford Territory v Holden Captiva 7 v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-9

In 2013 large SUV models formed the fourth most popular segment in the country. Fast forward to first quarter 2014 and the large SUV class is now the second most popular, overtaking utes and light cars. Australians clearly love big, high-riding practical cars, purchasing more than 10,000 large SUVs each month. Seven of the top 10 selling large SUV models are tested here...


Kia Sorento: heavy duty tow package upgrades down ball weight to 150kg
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Kia Sorento: heavy duty tow package upgrades down ball weight to 150kg

The Kia Sorento is now available with a heavy duty towing package that improves the pulling ability of the recently updated full-size SUV. Available for both front- and four-wheel-drive variants, the upgrade sees the Sorento’s maximum down ball rating increase from 120kg to 150kg, providing extra versatility for those requiring expanded towing ability...


2013 Kia Sorento Video Review
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2013 Kia Sorento Video Review

Updated seven-seater SUV is decent to drive and highly practical.


2013 Kia Sorento starts from $37,490
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2013 Kia Sorento starts from $37,490

The popular Korean-made Kia Sorento has been updated for the 2013 model year with a sharper look, an all new bodyshell, more variants and improvements to the interior. The new Kia Sorento may appear as just a facelift from the outside, but the Koreans have updated the car's bodyshell, which is now the same as the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe...


2013 Kia Sorento Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2013 Kia Sorento Review

The updated Kia Sorento is set to launch in Australia with a revised exterior look and noticeable improvements to the interior. The Koreans have improved the package without altering the value-for-money proposition that has made its predecessor a worldwide hit. Although it may appear as merely a facelift from the outside, the 2013 Kia Sorento is almost a new car underneath...

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$37,490 to $50,390

2013 Kia Sorento: new platform for updated SUV
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2013 Kia Sorento: new platform for updated SUV

The 2013 Kia Sorento has been unveiled at the Paris motor show today ahead of its Australian launch next month. Although one may mistake the updated Kia Sorento as just a facelift, underneath the skin the SUV's platform and body shell have been majorly reworked...


Kia Sorento set to get 2.4-litre direct-injection petrol engine in 2013
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Kia Sorento set to get 2.4-litre direct-injection petrol engine in 2013

A 2.4-litre direct-injection petrol engine appears set to join the Kia Sorento’s powertrain line-up from early next year following the local launch of the updated SUV in October. The upgraded 141kW/242Nm Theta II GDI powerplant is expected to become the third engine option in Australia, slotting in beneath the 204kW/335Nm 3.5-litre V6 petrol and 145kW/422-436Nm 2...


Kia Sorento: mid-life facelift for large SUV
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Kia Sorento: mid-life facelift for large SUV

The first official images of the 2013 Kia Sorento have been released, revealing a cleaner and more sophisticated design for the large Korean SUV. Partially revealed in earlier spy shots, the mid-life upgrade brings redesigned headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, a new tailgate with Audi-inspired LED tail-lights, and new front and rear bumpers with vertical fog lights...


2013 Kia Sorento facelift uncovered
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2013 Kia Sorento facelift uncovered

The 2013 Kia Sorento facelift has been spotted almost completely undisguised just weeks out from its official unveiling. First published by Kia World website, the image of the upgraded Sorento reveals the large SUV’s refreshed front-end styling, which benefits from cleaner, clear-lens headlights; a sleeker, more sophisticated grille; vertical fog lights; and a reshaped bumper and bonnet...


Kia Sorento Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Kia Sorento Review

Would you spend $50,000 on a Kia? It's the question the flagship Kia Sorento Platinum soft-roader poses shoppers in the market for a full-size SUV. Those who remember (or rather, can’t forget) the Kias of the past may say the answer is a no-brainer, while others more familiar the South Korean brand’s recent maturation might agree, although to a completely different end...

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$36,990 to $49,190

Kia Sorento: new platform, tweaked styling for large SUV
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Kia Sorento: new platform, tweaked styling for large SUV

The upgraded Kia Sorento will get an all-new platform and mild design revisions when it goes on sale later this year. Images of a heavily camouflaged prototype captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers at the Nurburgring confirm the body of the updated Sorento will carry over largely unchanged...


Kia Sorento gets minor update in North America
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Kia Sorento gets minor update in North America

North American markets are set to enjoy a minor update to the popular Kia Sorento, with the Korean SUV now sporting an updated interior and more features. Although cosmetically it appears to have remained unchanged in North America (for the time being), Kia Australia is expected to release a proper facelifted Sorento in the second half of this year, but details of that update are still under wraps...


Kia Australia adds satellite navigation to Optima, Sorento, Sportage
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Kia Australia adds satellite navigation to Optima, Sorento, Sportage

Kia Australia has announced the availability of satellite navigation in three of its vehicles for the first time in the local brand’s history. The sat-nav units will become standard in the flagship Platinum models in the Optima, Sorento and Sportage line-ups – adding $990 to the price of those models – and will be a $1500 option in the SLi variants of the two SUVs...


Kia Sorento facelift spy photos
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Kia Sorento facelift spy photos

Our spy photographers have sent us pictures of a facelifted Kia Sorento undergoing winter testing. The Kia Sorento, which found more than 2600 buyers in Australia last year, has been a well received SUV worldwide. Although it had many elements of Kia's new design language, it wasn't a complete implementation like its smaller brother, the Sportage...


2011 Kia Sorento revisions
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2011 Kia Sorento revisions

Kia has announced the release of the new 2011 model Kia Sorento, now with Bluetooth connectivity as standard across the range, and a leather-wrapped instrument cluster for range-topping models. Kia expresses that all trim levels now come with Bluetooth as standard, from the base model Si to the top line Platinum...


Kia Soul and Kia Sorento Australian recall now official
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Kia Soul and Kia Sorento Australian recall now official

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned the global Kia recall that was announced concerning a wiring problem that could cause heat problems, affecting the Kia Soul and Kia Sorento. Kia Australia has now confirmed the recall for the Australian-sold cars. Kia Australia says it has the replacements parts for the recall issue and will rectify the issue free of charge...


Kia Sorento Review - Long Term Update
Rating: 710 /10
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Kia Sorento Review - Long Term Update

It’s been a while since I have been at the helm of our Kia Sorento long termer. After driving countless other vehicles since my last stint in our black Sorento, it comes as a surprise each time I jump on the throttle to flee an intersection or overtake a truck on a country road. Even as an entry level model, our Kia Sorento Si comes with an adequate amount of features that would keep most punters happy...

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$37,490

Kia Sorento Review - Long Term Update
Rating: 710 /10
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Kia Sorento Review - Long Term Update

Off-road Sorento still manages to mix it with the big boys... just. Model Tested: 2009 Kia Sorento Si CRDi; 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel; six-speed automatic; wagon - $41,990* Options: Metallic Paint $450 (Fitted - Ebony Black) Words by Matt Brogan Photos by Andrew Spence & Brendan Nish This month's update sees our long term Kia Sorento Si put through CarAdvice's grueling 4WD test route near Angelsea, Victoria...

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$37,490

Kia Sorento Review - Long Term Update
Rating: 710 /10
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Kia Sorento Review - Long Term Update

Consistency is the key to this well sorted SUV. Model Tested: 2009 Kia Sorento Si CRDi; 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel; six-speed automatic; wagon - $41,990* Options: Metallic Paint $450 (Fitted - Ebony Black) Words by Matt Brogan Pics by Andrew Spence Two months-in and our long term Kia Sorento is proving nothing if not consistent...

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$37,490