Irvine, California – An all-new 2011 Kia Sorento will be the first vehicle built by the Korean automaker when it begins rolling off the assembly line at the company’s new plant in West Point, Georgia later this year.

The new Sorento CUV, redesigned as a unibody vehicle, will replace the original Sorento midsize SUV introduced in 2002. It will be built at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), the company’s first plant in the U.S.

“It will be a historic milestone when the first Sorento rolls off the assembly line at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia later this year,” said Michael Sprague, vice-president of marketing for Kia Motors America. “Our first domestically built vehicle, the all-new Sorento will be built by team members who have undergone rigorous training and who have great pride in their newly learned skills.”

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