Kia is now well and truly stealing the limelight from sibling company Hyundai, similarly reforming the brand with a raft of new models – the latest being the 2010 Kia Sorento.
These first images have been leaked onto the web ahead of the crossover’s official scheduled debut at the Seoul Auto Show in April.
The new model has adopted Kia’s latest design traits which first made their debut on models such as the new Cerato and Soul concepts.
While more precise details are yet to be uncovered, the 2010 Sorento is speculated to become the first vehicle to feature the all new Hyundai-Kia environmentally-friendly R-diesel engine.
The 2.2-litre diesel engine boasts best-in-class performance of 149kW with equally impressive fuel economy which should make it the most fuel-efficient crossover in the Korean market.
So far the interior has only been glimpsed through a leaked concept sketch which gives a rough indication of the final layout which should be far more modern and elegant.
The Korean press has already been treated to a sneak preview of the new Sorento, and in the metal it certainly is a different story, especially with it’s rear-end in clear view.