GOYANG, Korea (AVING Special Report on 'SMS 2009') -- <Visual News> Kia Motors officially debuts 'Sorento R' combining the height of an SUV with the blandness of a Korean mid-size at Seoul Motor Show 2009.
Codenamed XM, the 2010 new Kia Sorento is the first Hyundai-Kia vehicle in the family to come equipped with the all-new environmentally-friendly R-diesel engine. The 2.2L diesel engine boasts best-in-class 200 horsepower and best fuel economy performance of 14.1km/l making it the most fuel-efficient crossover in the Korean market. The new state-of-the-art diesel engine also satisfies EURO5 emission standards.
The engine range will also include a four-cylinder 2.4L and a 3.8L V6. Both are destined for the International markets, including US and Europe. On the domestic market, new Sorento will also be available with a 2.7L LPI engine. Standard powertrain package also includes a 6-speed automatic transmission developed with proprietary technology.