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 Kia Sorento, which celebrates its 21st birthday this year, is a consistently popular model for Kia in the UK and has helped to transform perceptions of the brand in recent years. 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. 

Standard equipment across the new Sorento line-up
Regardless of trim level, the new Sorento offers an unrivalled level of equipment at each individual price point. The new line-up brings back Kia’s easy-to-understand, three-tier structure, with ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’ variants.

As standard on every new Sorento, Kia offers the following highlights:

  • Automatic headlight control
  • LED: DRLs, front and rear fog lights, rear lights, headlights
  • Electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors with LED indicators
  • Roof rails and rear spoiler
  • Rain-sensing front wiper
  • Dual automatic and rear air conditioning
  • Heated front seats and heated artificial leather steering wheel
  • Start/stop button with smart entry system
  • 2nd row sliding and auto-folding seat
  • 6x USB-C charge ports (2x front, 2x front seats, 2x third row)
  • 2x 12v socket (1x rear, 1x luggage compartment)
  • Luggage area: LED light, under-floor storage, net and load cover
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen navigation
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ 1.
  • Free 7-year Kia Connect services 1.
  • Bluetooth® connection with voice recognition
  • Ecall emergency service
  • Over-the-air software updates
  • Smart cruise control with stop/go functionality
  • Intelligent speed limit assist (ISLA) and manual speed limiter
  • Drive mode select
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Dynamic brake control (DBC)
  • Trailer stability assist (TSA)
  • Multi-collision braking system (MCB)
  • Paddle shifters
  • Lane keep and lane follow assist (LKA/LFA)
  • Reversing camera system
  • Front and rear parking sensors

The new Sorento also continues its predecessor’s legacy as one of the safest cars in its segment, with a range of passive and active safety and security systems as standard. All Sorento models receive front centre airbags, side and curtain front airbags, all-round three-point seatbelts, impact-sensing auto door unlocking, 2nd row grab handle, ISOFIX child seat top tethers and anchor fixings in the 2nd and 3rd row, child lock, immobiliser, locking wheel nuts, a visible VIN and a Thatcham Category 1 alarm system.

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 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)


The new Sorento line-up

Model Power (bhp) 3. Price (GBP)
Diesel 2.2 CRDI DCT AWD 190 £41,995
Hybrid 1.6 T-GDi AT AWD 212 £42,995
Plug-in Hybrid 1.6 T-GDi AT AWD 249 £47,295
Diesel 2.2 CRDI DCT AWD 190 £46,195
Hybrid 1.6 T-GDi AT AWD 212 £47,195
Plug-in Hybrid 1.6 T-GDi AT AWD 249 £51,495
Diesel 2.2 CRDI DCT AWD 190 £50,695
Hybrid 1.6 T-GDi AT AWD 212 £51,695
Plug-in Hybrid 1.6 T-GDi AT AWD 249 £55,995

All variants of the new Sorento are available with Kia’s revolutionary seven-year/100,000-mile warranty as standard. The new Sorento is available to order from today via Kia’s UK-wide dealer network.

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