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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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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 diesel leads in Global Green Challenge

At the end of day one of the Global Green Challenge Kia Australia are leading the medium SUV class with the two of its new next-generation Kia Sorento diesels. The first day saw the group travel 317km from Darwin to Katherine in the Northern Territory. The new Kia Sorento shows off the new R-series CRDi turbo-diesel with class leading fuel efficiency...

2010 Kia Sorento details

Update: Kia Sorento Review. Kia Sorento Launched CarAdvice is currently attending the launch of the new generation 2010 Kia Sorento. The Sorento which is one of Kia's best selling models has been regarded as the 'landmark' vehicle which opened the eyes of many consumers to the Korean brand as more than just a small-car manufacturer...