A camo-covered 2010 Kia Sorento has been spied again and fellows at BilNorge have just published some new spy photos of it at their BilNorge website.
The multitude of spy shots indicate that Kia is in the full process of testing the new generation Sorento and the number of Sorento spy photos that have popped up to the web lately, clearly tell us that the Korean automaker is getting closer to a final product.
Earlier this year we mentioned that new Sorento will make it’s official debut in Geneva Motor Show in 2009 and latest news coming from Kia Motors Europe are confirming the official Spring release.
Sorentos for the North American market will be built in Kia’s first US assembly plant, which is scheduled to start operating by the end of next year and will be capable of producing nearly 300,000 vehicles annually, when running at full capacity.
The exterior of the 2010 Kia Sorento will be completely redesigned and it will adopt many styling elements from KND-4 and KUE concepts. It will also get the brand-new Kia signature grille in the shape of a “tiger nose” grille recognized as a Kia signature.
Kia Sorento spy pictures
It’s still not known what gasoline engines the future Sorento will have under the hood, but we were confirmed that there will be a powerful 2,2L diesel with 200hp available.
Latest roumours also indicate that Sorento could get a diesel unit of lower displacement. The first engine that comes to my mind is the 2,0L unit packing a respectable 184 horsepower.
Both diesel engines were developed jointly by Hyundai and Kia and are believed to be the most powerful diesel engines among all similar ones currently available on the market. In the near future, both diesel units will find their way to many mid-sized (D-segment) and C-segment Kia and Hyundai vehicles. [Source: BilNorge]