Second-generation Kia Sorento SUV spied in South Korea.
Next generation Kia Sorento has made its public appearance again.
The 7-seater Kia crossover that we’ve already talked about in the past and also provided the very-first test drive report, was caught again somewhere in South Korea.
What we know about the 2010 Kia Sorento so far is that its exterior design will bring many styling cues from the KND-4 concept car, which was first unveiled at the 2007 Busan Motor show. It will be larger than the current model and is expected to offer seating for five or seven people.
As several reports suggested, we were also confirmed that the next-generation Sorento will be moved from a sturdy truck frame to a unibody platform.
The powertrain will also be far more advanced than that available in the existing model.
The 2010 Sorento will feature a frugal 2,2L four-cylinder diesel engine with an estimated rating of 200 horsepower. Coupled with a brand-new, in-house developed, six-speed automatic transmission, the engine is expected to provide a class-leading fuel efficiency.
Codenamed XM, the new Kia Sorento is scheduled to make its world premiere in the spring of 2009, with sales commencing later in the year. [Source: Bobaedream]
2010 Kia Sorento spy shots
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