Next generation Kia Sorento renderings released

Image rendering of Kia Sorento

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 2010 Kia 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.

Sorento redesign image rendering


  1. Andrew says:

    I have to say these renderings look brilliant, lets hope the finished article looks just as good.

  2. Martin1491 says:

    I like it, the rear still gives me that ‘Sorento’ look about it.

  3. Ali says:

    I have bought one of Kia vehicle carnival 2001 from local delar due to very intresting shipped lookung external and internal. after days of using several problems appered. from that time i decied to a vioed bught Kia cars agains. it cost me alot of my money. for 4 years of need maintaince and parts. still to this muntes I can said am very hepe to have one but very a fried. to lose money again.


  4. Kid Icarus says:

    OMG yes! The old 3.5L was a dinosaur and had all kinds of issues. I am EXTREMELY glad to see it gone.

  5. himi says:

    I’m glad that Kia-Hyundai have been replacing their entire engine line-up! I just can’t wait to drive their latest cars with latest engine technology.

    I’m also looking forward to the near future family of turbocharged gasoline engines, coming to the market very very soon. There is 1.6L turbo in the works, the 2.0L is already available in Genesis Coupe and we have heard rumors about 1.2L turbo powerplant as well.

  6. Greg says:

    Well, as of the end of 2010, aren’t all Kia engines supposed to be all-aluminum? The 1.6 Alpha is going out, replaced with Gamma, Beta is getting replaced by Theta, those were the only 2 iron blocks left. The 3.5 was definitely as K-Sport said, a dinosaur. Heavy, under-powered, and about 13 MPG in the city. OH, and “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.” Himi, I made sure that it was confirmed that Sorento would be at New York before I left Chicago. It will be there, I promise.

  7. himi says:

    Great news Greg! I’m really looking forward to it after seing these latest teasers!

  8. Greg says:

    It’s not amazing to me. GM amazes me. They make 4 versions of the same vehicle (Acadia, Traverse, Enclave, Outlook) and then they price them all differently, while the features don’t really change. If GM only made one or two versions of each vehicle platform, they wouldn’t be in the mess they are in. Instead of having a Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Saturn for the same platform, just build it as a Chevy, and give it another trim level or two! And, instead of making tons of different commercials to try to differentiate the brands, CONSOLIDATE! The corporate f***ers might be able to think of stuff like that if their heads weren’t so far up their ass with their bonuses they got for doing NOTHING! And we should bale them out why? After a certain point, the ship can’t be baled out anymore, and you’ve gotta let it sink. Let GM, Ford, Chrysler sink with their huge ignorant egos.

  9. OzyTone says:

    Hmmmm, I’m a huge fan of the Sorento and have been waiting patiently for this new model to be shown and released.
    I’ve got my pen in hand, poised above a contract to buy one of these vehicles, but the jury is still out for me, with the styling in the side view, especially after the the rear door. The downward sweeping line, at the rear and that dickie looking small “quarter” window, then the thick looking D-pillar. Now don’t get me wrong, it might be a great looking vehicle in real life, with a streamlined look for a cross-over vehicle, which is the market niche it’s aiming for now, but I reckon it may lose some of it’s practicality value, where the owner wants the extra stowage space he/she expects from a 4WD vehicle.
    You guys in the states have the Borego for that larger 4WD vehicle, we don’t here in Australia.
    So I’ll have to wait and see what it looks like when we get some “real” photos in the future, as I did like the look of the Sorento in the rendered shots from “” late last year and by the look of it they were pretty close.

  10. hyns says:

    3.8-L is inline-6?????
    i think its V6
    I hope they can still offer 3.3L-V6…

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