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Video: 2009 Kia Sorento Commercial Video: 2009 Kia Sorento Commercial

Longer and lower, the 2010 Kia Sorento brings sleek styling and a futuristic touch to the world of the urban CUV. With its longer front overhang, wedge profile, crisply defined greenhouse and accentuated wheelarch volumes, Kia’s new CUV looks thoroughly modern and sporty. The 4.7-metre long new Sorento moves vehicle design in this segment up to a new level of sophistication.

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2010 Kia Sorento, In-Detail 2010 Kia Sorento, In-Detail

Futuristic styling and new technologies make a ‘stand-out’ vehicle The original Kia Sorento was a ‘landmark’ vehicle which took the Korean brand into a whole new section of the automotive market all around the world. Introduced in 2002, it marked a huge step for Kia, challenging many established 4x4 and SUV brands and starting the process of changing public perception of Kia as a ‘maker of small cars.’ Sorento earned widespread media and public acclaim for its innovative styling,...

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Review: 2008 Kia Sorento 2.5L Turbo Diesel, A Soft Roader Capable of Off Roading Review: 2008 Kia Sorento 2.5L Turbo Diesel, A Soft Roader Capable of Off Roading

We’ve just spent a week driving Kia’s Sorento medium sized 4x4 powered by a new 2.5L Turbo Diesel engine. But before we tell you about the soft leather seats in the luxury trimmed EX-L model, let’s see where this vehicle fits into the Australian automotive landscape. As Australian buyers continue to move away from the traditional large sedan, more of us are attracted to the all round talents of a 4WD, or Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) as they are often referred as. So much that in motoring...

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New Kia Sorento Limited Edition Pack - (Australia) New Kia Sorento Limited Edition Pack - (Australia)

Kia's popular Sorento mid-sized SUV, including the sought-after 2.5-litre CRDi models, is now available for a limited time with $3,400 worth of extra equipment that makes Sorento perfect for your next trip, whether it's circumnavigating the world or just going away for the weekend.

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Explore The 'Kia Diesel Experience' At AIMS 2007 - (Australia) Explore The 'Kia Diesel Experience' At AIMS 2007 - (Australia)

Both the 2.5-litre Sorento CRDi engine and the 2.0-litre Sportage CRDi engine feature common rail direct injection (CRDi) by Bosch and high performance variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) technology from Garrett to deliver class-leading power and torque. The Sportage also features an exhaust particulate filter made by world-leading exhaust filter manufacturer Engelhard.

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New Kia Sorento CRDi And 3.3 V6 'Help You Go Further Than You Thought Possible' - (Australia) New Kia Sorento CRDi And 3.3 V6 'Help You Go Further Than You Thought Possible' - (Australia)

The new Kia Sorento range epitomises Kia Motors Australia's revamped SUV strategy by offering more choice in engines and equipment than ever before, while still delivering quality, safety and value. It's all aimed at enabling Sorento owners to go further than they thought was possible ... to where the fun really begins.

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Engines - (Australia) Engines - (Australia)

New Sorento offers a choice of two engines across the range - 2.5-litre CRDi turbo-diesel or 3.3-litre petrol V6 - that will appeal to different users for different reasons.

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Transmissions - (Australia) Transmissions - (Australia)

The base model LX CRDi with 2.5-litre turbo-diesel is the only model in the range available with a five-speed manual transmission. A five-speed tiptronic-style automatic transmission with sequential shifting is optional on the LX CRDi but standard on all other CRDi and 3.3-litre petrol engine Sorento models.

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Towing - (Australia) Towing - (Australia)

Both CRDi and 3.3 V6 Sorento models have a class-leading 2,800kg braked towing capacity (750kg unbraked), unchanged from the previous 3.8-litre Sorento. That's between 12 percent and 64 percent greater towing capacity than its competitors and that means capacity to tow a bigger boat or caravan or horse float.

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Economy and Efficiency - (Australia) Economy and Efficiency - (Australia)

Both new Sorento engines offer impressive fuel economy and environmental efficiency for a 4WD vehicle.

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Safety - (Australia) Safety - (Australia)

With a four-star Euro-NCAP crash-test rating, a five-star rating from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a "Good' ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the USA, Sorento clearly demonstrates that it provides excellent occupant protection.

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Chassis - (Australia) Chassis - (Australia)

The Sorento continues to be built around a sturdy ladder-frame chassis that can stand up to heavy-duty off-roading better than rivals built on monocoque principles.

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Exterior - (Australia) Exterior - (Australia)

With more than 700,000 sold around the world since the Sorento was first launched in 2002, it clearly has styling cues that appeal to a wide cross-section of buyers.

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Interior - (Australia) Interior - (Australia)

There was little need to improve on the practicality and design of the Sorento's cabin, although some minor changes have improved the comfort and appearance of the interior.

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Standard Equipment - (Australia) Standard Equipment - (Australia)

Kia is renowned for offering great value but the new Sorento range also offers an outstanding and complete package of standard specification in all three models.

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