The new Sorento should go on sale in the U.S. by the end of the yearEnlarge Photo
As these latest spy images reveal, the new Sorento will retain the boxy look of the current model but gain a much sharper front-end. As seen in previous spy shots, a new grille with the carmaker’s latest H-pattern design will also feature.
While the exterior changes appear to be subtle, under its sheet-metal will be a new unibody architecture instead of the current model’s body-on-frame platform. Expect improved ride comfort and handling but lower towing capacity. The most likely engine options will be the new 2.4L Theta four-cylinder, 2.7L Mu V6 and the 3.3L and 3.8L Lambda V6 units. A 2.5L common-rail turbodiesel will also be available for European markets.
The 2010 Kia Sorento should reach U.S. showrooms by the end of the year.