New Kia Sorento priced

Kia Sorento

Kia has today revealed UK pricing and specification information for the new Kia Sorento, the brand’s popular seven-seat SUV.

The new Sorento starts from £41,995 in the UK, £3,030 less than the current entry-level Sorento. With the updated model, Kia will offer three grades to Sorento buyers in the UK: ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’. Each variant will be available with the choice of a 2.2-litre diesel, 1.6-litre turbocharged-petrol hybrid (HEV), or a 1.6-litre turbocharged-petrol plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The HEV and PHEV Sorento variants are equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission (6AT), while diesel models receive an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (8DCT).

The current fourth-generation model has been on sale since August 2020, and now benefits from a refreshed exterior and interior design, and an expanded specification line-up.

The updated Sorento sees the model take design inspiration from the brand’s all-new flagship SUV, the Kia EV9. This includes new vertical headlights and ‘star map’ daytime running lights, with redesigned alloy wheels and a new bonnet design further emphasising the Sorento’s bold, rugged appearance. The car features a redesigned gloss black radiator grille, as well as black side sill and wheel arch mouldings, giving it a distinctive stance on the road. Highlights and chrome details dotted around the exterior bring a shine to the model, and contrast the black for a premium and refined appearance.

Inside, the Sorento has been aligned with Kia’s newer SUV models, fully embracing Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy. The new Sorento remains one of the best-equipped models in its segment, benefitting from several new premium features, such as fingerprint recognition, dual curved 12.3-inch displays, ambient lighting, and a customisable head-up display. The new Kia Sorento also benefits from artificial leather and recycled PET cloth throughout the cabin and upholstery, a further implication of Kia’s sustainability mission.

In the UK, a striking Mineral Blue exterior paint finish is offered as standard, with the option of five additional premium colours: White Pearl, Midnight Black and Interstellar Grey, as well as Cityscape Green (new for Sorento, and previously offered only on the Niro), and a new addition, Volcanic Sand. These premium paint finishes are available on all models for an additional £675.

Sorento ‘2’ from £41,995
The Sorento ‘2’ marks the entry-point to the model line-up. Available with diesel, HEV or PHEV power, ‘2’ models benefit from the following highlights – along with the standard equipment listed above:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels (19-inch on PHEV)
  • Tinted glass
  • All-round electric windows with driver auto up/down function
  • Cloth and artificial leather upholstery
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Manual front seat height adjuster
  • Manual tilt/telescopic steering wheel adjustment
  • 4-inch driver display screen
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Forward collision avoidance assist (FCA 1.5)
  • Highway driving assist (HDA)

Sorento ‘3’ from £46,195
Sitting at the centre of the new Sorento line-up, ‘3’ models bring an additional range of equipment and interior technology, including:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED ‘4 cube’ headlights with low beam assist
  • Sequential indicators
  • Privacy glass
  • All-round electric windows with front and rear auto up/down function
  • Black leather upholstery
  • Power adjustable seats (front)
  • Driver electric lumbar support
  • Outer 2nd row heated seats
  • 2nd row manual window blinds
  • Height adjustable smart power tailgate
  • Rear LED cabin light
  • Ambient lighting
  • 12.3-inch driver display screen
  • Bose™ premium sound system with 12 speakers
  • Wireless mobile phone charger
  • Blindspot view monitor (BVM)
  • 360-degree around view monitor
  • Forward collision avoidance assist (FCA 2.0)
  • Blindspot collision avoidance assist (BCA) with rear-cross traffic alert (RCTA)
  • Parking collision-avoidance assist (PCA)
  • Highway driving assist (HDA 2.0)
  • Rear self-levelling suspension

 Sorento ‘4’ from £50,695
Crowning the new Sorento line-up is the ‘4’ grade, the most technologically advanced version of the model that Kia has ever offered. The Sorento ‘4’ takes all the standard equipment of a ‘3’ model, and adds the following:

  • Unique 19-inch alloy wheels for HEV and PHEV (20-inch on diesel)
  • Panoramic sunroof with tilting/sliding function and automatic electric blind
  • Black Nappa leather upholstery 2.
  • Driver power adjustable memory seat
  • Front passenger power seat
  • Front passenger and driver electric lumbar support
  • Driver and front passenger premium relaxation seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Electric tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Electronic rear view mirror with full display
  • Alloy pedals
  • Rear LED personal lights
  • Digital key
  • Fingerprint recognition
  • Customisable head-up display
  • Remote smart park assist (RSPA)

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