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Spy shots: Kia Sorento interior revealed

 

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The new Sorento should go on sale in the U.S. by the end of the year

The new Sorento should go on sale in the U.S. by the end of the year

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Following the release of a teaser shot earlier today for the upcoming 2010 model year Sorento SUV come new spy shots of a prototype version undergoing cold weather testing in Northern Europe. The latest shots include an image of the new model’s interior but we won’t know for sure what it will look like until a scheduled world debut for the Seoul Auto Show in April.

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.

Other new Kia models in the pipeline include the new Soul hatch and Forte sedan, Azera-based VG sedan, a new coupe based on the Forte, next-generation Sportage compact SUV and a new Picanto minicar.

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  1. This could actually turn out to be a pretty good vehicle. Too bad it's late to the game. But better late than never, 'cause the demand for SUVs will still be there, albeit with less enthusiasm.
     
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  2. That is the new Kia Sorento. It has that massive Kue grille.
     
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  3. This is actually confirmed to be the 2010 Kia Sorento!
     
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  4. It confirmed that this is the next sorento. Hyundai has got the veracruz and they dont have any reason to get another large SUV on the market. this one has got Kia's new angular lights and Kue's grille. It has to be sorento.
     
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  5. Why can't we in the States get the diesel engine
     
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  6. Haha, awesome driver, so much more fun when they don't try to hide from the camera :D
     
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  7. ink i was thinking exactly the same thing.... kia's spy photos always feature the driver waving at the photographer.. or in this case.. the victory sign..

    ....in contrast to the MB guy who was flipping the bird... classic spy photo
     
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  8. I can't understand that KIA is NOT bringing the Sorento
    Diesel to North America, this so needed, we have the right fuel now as Europe does, what is the problem.???

    Please please bring the diesel here, to Canada.

    I like very much that KIA is NOT changing there models every three years, our Sorento model has been here now for 6 years, that is great, as no one likes to drive an old model.
     
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