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First Look: 2010 Kia Sorento

While saying little about its next-generation Sorento that's due to debut at the Seoul Motor Show in April, Kia has released several teaser images of the redesigned mid-size SUV. Beyond moving from its current body-on-frame configuration to a more passenger-car-like unibody design that it will share with the Hyundai Veracruz, the 2010 Sorento clearly embodies a far more contemporary sense of exterior styling along with a less obvious modest increase in size. The platform change also will see the base Sorento transition from a rear-drive to a front-drive configuration; although expect an all-wheel-drive option, as well. Powertrain speculation currently focuses on both a 2.4-liter four and the existing corporate 3.8-liter V6, although a 3.0-liter diesel that will be offered in other markets could also make an appearance here. Completing its comprehensive remake, the Sorento's interior treatment boasts a more passenger-centric design and the high likelihood of gaining an optional third-row seat. The new Sorento will be manufactured in Kia's new $1.2-billion production facility near West Point, Georgia with sales expected to start late this fall.
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