Kia Announces Name for All-New CUV to be Built during U.S. Plant

Posted on 18. Aug, 2009 by in Kia Canada


2011 Sorento Will be a First Vehicle

Produced during KMMG in West Point, Georgia

  • Unibody CUV offers some-more cabin room and softened fuel economy
  • Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia to start prolongation before year-end
  • IRVINE, Calif., Aug 18, 2009 Introduced in 2002, a strange Kia Sorento midsize SUV noted a outrageous step brazen for Kia Motors, severe determined brands and commencement a routine of changing perceptions of Kia Motors as only a builder of tiny cars. That routine will continue with a attainment of a all-new 2011 indication year Sorento CUV, that is scheduled to start rolling off a public line during Kias initial U.S. plant Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) in West Point, Georgia after this year, and offers softened fuel economy and some-more newcomer room and seating ability than a prior model.

    As Kia Motors America (KMA) continues to make thespian marketplace share gains in a U.S., a new 2011 Sorento will continue a brands design-led evolution, following a new introduction of several boldly styled vehicles including a Soul civic newcomer vehicle, a Forte compress sedan, and Kias first-ever two-door coupe, a Forte Koup.

    “It will be a ancestral miracle when a initial Sorento rolls off a public line during a state-of-the-art production trickery in West Point, Georgia after this year,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, marketing, KMA. “Our initial domestically built vehicle, a all-new Sorento will be built by group members who have undergone severe training and who have good honour in their newly schooled skills.”

    Styled by a tellurian group headed by Kia Motors Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, a longer and reduce 2011 Sorento brings neat styling and a unconventional hold to a universe of a civic CUV. Following Kia Motors core philosophies of providing value, safety, guaranty and fun to a pushing experience, Sorento will offer an all-new pattern inside and out, a horde of customary reserve features, two- and four-wheel expostulate options and a accumulation of upscale appointments to interest to a far-reaching operation of consumers.

    Industry-Leading Warranty

    Like all Kia models, Sorento will be lonesome by a extensive guaranty program, that offers rare consumer protection. Included in this module are a 10-year or 100,000-mile singular powertrain guaranty , a five-year or 60,000-mile singular simple warranty, and a five-year or 100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance devise is also partial of a extensive coverage program.

    About Kia Motors America

    Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 630 dealers via a United States. For 2008, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”

    Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

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