Kia unveils more teasers of Sorento

Posted on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 , 10:02:50 byEmil

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Kia unveils more teasers of Sorento

Kia has unveiled 2 more sketches of the next Sorento replacement before its April revealing at the Auto Show in Seoul, though it is not as revealing like this last teaser, nor it give away as much as the spy photos do.

The brand new Sorento will get a bigger, as well adding a 3rd –row seat, moving to the unitbody platform of Hyundai Santa Fe. Powertrain-wise, Sorento model take the more efficient fuel route getting Hyundai’s brand new 4 cylinder Theta II 2.4L motor with around 170hp plus 170 ft lbs. The V6 unit will be also available, using a V6 3.8L V6 good - 275hp. Both cars should now drop the present five speed transmission, this in favor for the all-new six speed found on the Veracruz.

The brand new ‘ute will build off the current Sorento’s hard-looking exterior, adding crisper lines plus an overall modern appearance. Up front, Sorento will wear the new signature Kia grille surround. So, around back, some integrated dual outlets exhaust give the Sorento the up-scale look.

The West Point folks (Georgia) will assemble the all-new Sorento (the present Sorento is made in South Korea) having a Job 1 date that's scheduled for 2009 November, with sales shortly after this.