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Old 02-18-2009, 05:10 AM
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http://www.thecarblogger.net/2009/02...xm-teaser.html

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Kia Motors has revealed the first official image of the redesigned 2010 Kia Sorento, code-named 'XM'. Set to formally debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the new Sorento will bring a host of new fuel-conserving technologies including the all-aluminium turbodiesel R-Engine developed in-house with Hyundai.

The 2010 Sorento will deviate greatly from the current Sorento which rides on a body-on-frame platform. Instead, the new model will ride on a monocoque, also called unibody, platform. The redesigned model is also substantially bolder in style compared to the current model, as it is one of Peter Schreyer's first fully-individual works.

The truly breakthrough element of the 2010 Sorento is the array of powertrains it will be available in. In the Korean market, the CUV will be powered by a 2.4L Theta II petrol, a 2.7L LPI, or a new 2.2L turbodiesel R-engine. Making its debut in the new Sorento, the R-engine turbodiesel yields the ultimate efficiency and is Euro-5 compliant thanks to a close-coupled diesel particulate filter. Producing 200 PS and 321 lb.ft of torque (436 Nm), the R-engine also achieves optimal fuel economy numbers with 14.1 km/L (direct conversion: 33 MPG). This places the 2.2L turbodiesel-equipped Sorento as the most fuel-efficient SUV in Korea, even ahead of its smaller sibling, Sportage. These numbers are also reachable due to the standard 6-speed automatic transmission it is mated to and an ECO-Driving system that assists the driver in extracting the best fuel consumption numbers.

The USDM Sorento will be available in either the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine or a 3.8L Lambda V6 (est. 270 hp). The Korean-market Sorento is slated to go on sale in April.

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Old 02-18-2009, 05:29 AM
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I brightened up the photo to see more details, and somehow the front profile reminds me of the mitsu outlander.

Geneva debut? or new york?
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:35 AM
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It is set for debut in Geneva.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:35 AM
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So they'll show it in Geneva after all. Good move. I was really looking to see it. It looks great, clean and elegant. I love the new styling direction of KIA. I guess this is the first car 100% penned by the ex-Audi designer Schreyer.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:32 AM
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So they'll show it in Geneva after all. Good move. I was really looking to see it. It looks great, clean and elegant. I love the new styling direction of KIA. I guess this is the first car 100% penned by the ex-Audi designer Schreyer.
Yes, it looks somehow germanic, clean and also powerful. However, a slightly thinner d-pilar would not be a bad thing.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:34 AM
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Was the original larger than the Sportage, cuz if it wasn't significantly larger, I smell overlap.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:44 AM
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Yes, it is the size of a Hyundai SantaFe.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:48 AM
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The front looks nothing special, same goes with the mid-section and the D-pillar looks pretty awful. I'm not getting a great vibe with this.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:06 AM
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The front end is really special IMO. It looks aggressive and cool. :)



The tech sheet is good, the 2.2 197ps coupled with a 6speed auto is particularly impressive IMO.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

2010 Kia Sorento

Body & Chassis

Five-door, five or seven seater, with new all-steel unitary construction bodyshell. Depending on market, choice of four transversely-mounted petrol and diesel engines, driving the front or front and rear wheels via a five- or six-speed manual or five- or six-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode (depending on model).

Engines (availability will vary by region and individual markets)

3.5-litre / 277 ps Petrol (USA, Canada, Australia, Middle East & Africa, General Markets)
Name Lambda 2
Type Quad-overhead camshaft, six-cylinder in V, with dual CVVT
Capacity 3.5-litres, (3470 cc)
Max power 277 ps (206 kW) @ 6300 rpm
Max torque 335 Nm (247lbs/ft) @ 5000 rpm

2.7-litre / 165 ps LPG (Korea)
Name Mu LPI (using LPG liquefied petroleum gas)
Type Quad-overhead camshaft, six-cylinder in V, with dual CVVT
Capacity 2.7-litres, (2656 cc)
Max power 165 ps (121 kW) @ 6300 rpm
Max torque 244 Nm (180lbs/ft) @ 4000 rpm

2.4-litre / 174 ps Petrol (Korea, USA, Europe, Canada, Middle East & Africa, General Markets)
Name Theta II
Type DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with dual CVVT
Capacity 2.4-litres, (2349 cc)
Max power 174 ps (129 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max torque 225 Nm (166lbs/ft) @ 3750 rpm

2.2-litre / 197 ps Diesel (Korea, Europe, Middle East & Africa, General Markets)
Name R2.2
Type DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with VGT
Capacity 2.2-litres, (2199 cc)
Max power 197 ps (147 kW) @ 3800 rpm
Max torque 435 Nm (320lbs/ft) @ 1800-to-2500 rpm

Transmissions

Choice of five-speed and six-speed manual and automatic transmissions (depending on model and market).

Drivetrains

Choice of 2WD (front-wheel drive) or 4WD with electronically controlled single ratio (High) system that delivers 100% of torque to front wheels during normal road driving. Manually selected ‘Lock Mode’ splits torque 50/50 between the front and rear axles for enhanced stability during slippery conditions (up to 40 km/h).

Suspension & Damping
Front Fully independent by MacPherson struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabilizer bar.
Rear Independent by multi-links, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with self-leveling system.

Steering
Type Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Overall ratio 16.5:1
Gearing 3.02 turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.88 meters

Brakes
Power Single 11-inch booster
Front 298 x 28 mm ventilated discs (Korea)
300 x 28 mm ventilated discs (North America)
321 x 28 mm ventilated discs (Europe)
Rear 302 x 11 mm solid discs
ABS 4-Channel anti-lock system with EBD
DBC Downhill brake control maintains 8 km/h speed during descents
HAC Hill-start assist control prevents slip-back on hill starts
ESC Electronic Stability Control

Wheels & Tires (depending on model and market)
Standard Steel 16 in x 5.5J with 235/70 R16 tires
Options Alloy 16 in x 5.5J with 235/70 R16 tires
Alloy 17 in x 6.0J with 235/65 R17 tires
Alloy 18 in x 7.0J with 235/60 R18 tires

DIMENSIONS (mm)

Exterior
Overall length 4685 Overall width 1885*
Overall height 1710 Wheelbase 2700
Front track 1618 Rear track 1620
Front overhang 945 Rear overhang 1040
Ground clearance 184 *excluding door mirrors
Approach angle 25.1 degrees
Departure angle 23.1 degrees

Capacities (all models)
Fuel tank 70 litres
Luggage (SAE) 258 litres (behind 3rd row seats)
1047 litres (behind 2nd row seats)
2052 litres (behind 1st row seats)

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:09 AM
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I brightened up the photo to see more details, and somehow the front profile reminds me of the mitsu outlander.

Geneva debut? or new york?
My first thoughts.
It does look really good in the clear photo though, at least from the front
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