Kia introduces all-new 2011 Sorento crossover to be built in Georgia

(October 6, 2009) Kia has introduced the all-new 2011 Sorento CUV, the first vehicle that will roll off the line at Kia Motors’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia. The Georgia plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles a year.

The new Sorento adopts Kia signature design cues and, according to Kia, offers the U.S. market a well-equipped, well-appointed and versatile CUV.

Built using a unibody design with the ability to comfortably fit up to seven passengers, Sorento has an overall length of 184.4 inches, and is longer and roomier than the previous-generation Sorento.

With increased head and legroom and nearly five cubic feet more in cargo capacity, the 2011 Sorento effortlessly accommodates both passenger and cargo needs for all drivers. An available panoramic sunroof, the first on any Kia vehicle, increases the feeling of spaciousness and adds to the overall contemporary appearance.

The new Sorento will start arriving in showrooms in January 2010.