• Apr 1, 2010

2011 Kia Sorento SX – Click above for high-res image gallery

Kia officially debuted the new SX trim level for the 2011 Sorento at this year's Atlanta Auto Show, but they also brought the dolled-up crossover to New York for a larger-scale unveiling. The Sorento is already off to a good start in the U.S. – it has already become Kia's top-selling vehicle for the first few months of 2010 – and the SX, which goes on sale this Summer, offers up a bit more standard equipment and style to the lineup. The revised front fascia is a bit buffer than lesser trims and the ride height has been lowered by about one inch, giving it a more aggressive stance.

Under the hood is Kia's 3.5-liter V6, which produces 276 horsepower. Upgrades over the lesser LX and EX models include things like sharp 18-inch wheels and Dual Flow Damper shock absorbers. Inside, leather seats are standard, as is a back-up camera, Infinity audio system and voice-activated navigation. Look for Kia's all-new UVO infotainment system to debut in the Sorento later this year. Check out our galleries below to see the SX in high-res glory.




Live photos by Steven J. Ewing / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      peter schreyer is da man.
        • 4 Years Ago
        welcome to Hyundai/Kia autoshow.


        wow, indeed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Acura MDX + Lexus RX + Kim Chi = this thing
      • 4 Years Ago
      Needless to say, it's an improvement to the already beautiful vehicle :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      This SUV rocks....I agree, this looks like an Acura MDX with a touch of Lexus RX

      Kia knows how to copy a popular car style and bridge into their own with more standard features, very smart.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it looks even better in person. world class design. the only weird thing is the awkward location for the 4WD badge in bottom front corner of the front door.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow...KIA OWNS NYIAS for 2010!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's too bad they used such a "meh" color... that thing is much better than the color makes you believe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      FLAIR! Word is flair.

      How many pieces of flair are you wearing?
      I can't count 'cause you are holding that flare in my eyes!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where is the 2011 Explorer????
      • 4 Years Ago
      Autoblog uses the word "kit" too much. This is not Top Gear. We're not in Britain.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What's wrong with that?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't think so.
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      The greatest increase for loyalty with Hyundai owners was in February 2010. February 2010 increased brand loyalty to 56% with more than half of previous Hyundai owners coming back and buying another Hyundai.
      “People who bought 3 to 5 years ago are seeing amazingly new products from Hyundai that continue to hold their interest. They already know of the quality Hyundai has but now they are seeing great looking product that is unique to the market.”
      http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=114393
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      They start gains its fanboys.
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