2010 Kia Sorento

Kia Australia will tomorrow launch the all-new Kia Sorento SUVs, the update comes a week ahead of the launch of sister company Hyundai's all-new Santa Fe.
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Both cars will be available with high-tech 2.2-litre R-series turbo diesel engines, in Kia guise it will produce 145kW of power and 422Nm of maximum torque (436Nm with automatic transmission). A great achievement for such a tiny engine, it will also emit a very respectable 177g/km of CO2 emissions.

Just like Hyundai with its new Santa Fe, Kia will also enter two Sorentos in the Global Green Challenge at the end of this week. Both cars in the challenge will be driven via a 6-speed manual transmission to make maximum use of all that torque.

Check back tomorrow for more details as CarAdvice will be at the launch of the next-generation 7-seat Sorento CRDi with R-series diesel engines.