Kia to Release Newly-Modified SUV in Late August

Pre-orders for Kia's new Sorento SUV will begin this week, a couple of weeks ahead of its release on Aug. 28, the automaker said on Monday.

Some 2.07 million Sorentos have been sold so far since its first release in February 2002.

The latest model comes in about 5 years after it had been last modified in April 2009.

The latest version which adds enhanced safety features comes with a price tag ranging from W27.65 million to W34.36 million (US$1=W1,031).

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 12, 2014 11:24 KST