2011 Kia Sorento National Press Introduction Wave Two November 11th, 2009

By Kia Motors America Public Relations team

Wave two of the 2011 Kia Sorento national press introduction has concluded, with 59 media having the opportunity to learn about the all-new Sorento CUV as well as tour the Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) plant and Kia Georgia Training Center in West Point, Georgia. The Sorento introduction concludes a year of exciting vehicle launches for the Kia brand, succeeding Soul, Forte sedan and Forte Koup. Start of production for Kia’s newest addition begins mid-November, set to arrive in dealerships nationwide in the beginning of January 2010.

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  • himi

    Hey there, Kia-Buzz team.

    Can you reveal us your estimated sales projections for the all-new Sorento in NA market, please.

    I’d also like to know if North American Sorento gets knee airbag!?

    Have a nice weekend & best regards,


  • Colin

    Hi Himi,

    Sorry for our late response to your question.
    Our sales goal for the all-new Sorento in NA market is 100,000.

    All-new Sorento won’t get knee airbag.

    Have a nice day!

  • himi

    Thanks for your reply Colin! That’s quite an increase in sales from the current Sorento sales numbers. But I trully believe this is possible since the vehicle looks great and is all-around a much better package than the current model.

  • Alan

    Hi there, I live in Saudi Arabia and I’d really love to get a new Sorento – do you know when / if they will be arriving here?
    I’ll hang on if the date is know – if not then I’ll have to look at other options.

  • gunther


    great work on this buzzy pages!!!!

    this, too, a nice indication of things to come!

    yours from Germany, Europe, the world.


  • Colin

    Hello Alan,

    Sorry for our late response to your question. Kia Saudi Arabia launched new Sorento on August.
    Please visit Kia Saudi Arabia site( or visit dealer shop for further info.


  • Robert Payette

    Good day
    I am from Quebec,Canada. Can you please let me know when the 2011 KIA
    SORENTPO will arrive in the showrooms. Will there be a big difference in pricing from the U.S. I would like to purchase the V6 3.5LITRE with AWD. I presently have a KIA SPORTAGE V6 4X4 2006 WHICH I REALLY LIKE.
    Thanking you in advance

  • Colin

    Hello Robert,

    New Sorento will show up at dealership on late Jan. or early Feb.
    I hope you like New Sorento too :-)


  • Alan

    Hi Colin,

    Thanks for your reply to my question about release dates in Saudi Arabia.
    I have checked out the website link that you provided and it still shows the old Sorento.
    I went to the dealers this week also and they do not know when the car will arrive in the showroom or what specification (Sat Nav, Cooled seats, etc, etc) will be standard and what will be costed options.
    I would really like to buy the 3.5 V6 with all the options on it but I am struggling to find out if this will be available and how much it will be – I’ve even chosen the colours (inside and out) that I’d like!
    I appreciate your help so far and wonder if you could help me any further?


  • Ata Alvi

    can anybody tell me when KIA Sorento 2011 will be avaialble in Saudi Arabia and please you kia top management would you please keep on checking your Saudi distributer. They are male treating your kia customers and charging as much as possible wrong commisions FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE CHECK THEM

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