Kia has unveiled the all-new Sorento at the Seoul Motor Show.
Kia is offering the new Sorento with three engines, including a 2.4-litre four cylinder petrol engine delivering 173bhp and 166lb ft of torque and a 2.2-litre diesel that generates 194bhp and 321lb ft.
These two engines are expected to form the line-up when the Sorento goes on sale in the UK later this year.
There is also a 2.7-litre V6 running on LPG, called the ‘Mu LPI’, with 163bhp and 180lb ft of torque.
The all-new six-speed auto 'box is a regular 'torque converter' transmission but Kia claims it is 54mm shorter, has 62 fewer parts, weighs 12kg less and boosts fuel economy by 12 per cent over a traditional auto 'box.
The car is offered with a 2WD and 4WD drivetrain, the former offering better economy and lower weight over off-road ability.
The MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension is carried over from the previous model, but has been improved, says Kia.