Seoul Auto Salon: Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento has so far enjoyed huge success in Europe. Its successor is already on the starting blocks in Korea and has an altogether more dynamic look and feel than the outgoing model. Head Designer Peter Schreyer has somehow conjured a smile into the grille. In addition, the side profile with its narrower windows now manages to look both more delicate and more dynamic at the same time. For the Auto Salon in Seoul, which opens its doors to the public between 2nd and 5th July, Kia have promised to bring along a 2.2-litre diesel version that delivers around 200bhp and complies with the Euro 5 emissions standard. A 2.4-litre petrol model plus an LPG-compatible 2.7-litre engine are also due to go on show. Seoul will show whether the old Kia slogan still holds true: A lot of car for not much money.