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Next generation Kia Sorento renderings released
Kia releases more rendering images of the forth-coming 2010 Kia Sorento!
Today, Kia released two additional teaser shots previewing it’s forthcoming 2010 Sorento crossover. Codenamed XM, the next generation Sorento will be officially unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show in April and is expected to go on sale shortly afterwards (In South Korea).
Similarly to all latest Kia offerings, the 2010 Sorento has also been designed under the watch of ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer. The upcoming crossover incorporates a new face of Kia and sports some clean and simple styling lines – taken from the KUE concept, we have seen debuting at the North American Auto Show back in 2007.
While the new Sorento goes on sale in South Korean market sometime by the end of April, US and European consumers will have to wait a few more months to place the first orders. The all-new Sorento is expected to arrive to the international markets in late 2009 as a 2010 model.
The 2010 Sorento will be available with an array of technologically advanced engines. It’s engine line-up will include the next generation 2.2L R-diesel engine (200 horsepower) delivering an impressive 33MPG, a 2.4L Theta II gasoline engine and a 3.8 in-line six, gasoline powered, engine with 270+ horsepower. Engines will be coupled to a new six-speed automatic transmission.
Kia has not released any information on the official US release date for it new “unibody platform riding” Sorento, but we have heard rumor spreading around that we might see the 2010 Kia Sorento to be brought to New York International Auto Show, which is opening it’s doors to the public on April 10.
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