The 2003 Kia Sorento is the South Korean automaker's newest compact sport utility vehicle. The 2003 Kia Sorento features a highly refined look and a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Adding the Sorento, Kia has dropped the Sportage. Introduced in 2001, the 2003 Kia Rio gains a substantial overall upgrade for 2003. Along with retouched exterior and interior styling as well as added standard features, the 2003 Rio models are propelled by a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder powerplant. Styling for the Kia Optima mid-sized sedan has been revised for 2003 with a new grille and taillights on the outside as well as a designed dash center stack. Output for the 2.4-liter four-cylinder and 2.7-liter V-6 engine of the Optima have rated lower for 2003 compared to the previous year's sedan. For 2003, the Kia Spectra's overall value is bolstered by the inclusion of an illuminated ignition switch and CD player on all sedan and hatchback models. On the 2003 Spectra hatchback, a rear windshield wiper/washer is added. On the Kia Sedona minivan, trim levels have been enriched with added equipment.