Korean based auto maker; Kia which has been giving birth to some excellent vehicle designs lately (thanks to Peter Schreyer) has released two renderings of the 2010 Kia Sorento SUV, code named the XM.

Featuring a front fascia that has hints of the Kia Cerato Forte, the SUV is expected to be powered by a number of motivators including; a 200HP 2.2 litre turbodiesel R engine with 436Nm of torque and a 2.0 turbodiesel which would be capable of 184HP and 392Nm of torque.

It will also receive a number of petrol fueled power plants including a 2.4 litre 4 cylinder engine and a 3.8 litre V6 which is good for 270HP. The most significant improvement is the chassis design. As reported earlier, the 2010 Sorento will part ways with its traditional, or more off-road friendly ladder frame design, and that it will feature a monocoque chassis design which will definitely improve ride comfort as well as handling.

I wonder what else Kia is working on at the moment. The Korean auto maker seems to be at the top of its game in terms of vehicle design. Lets hope that these new generation Kia’s drive as good as they look. Continue reading to view another image of the rear.