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New Kia Sorento Revealed: Cheaper Price and Tech Upgrades

11th Apr 2024

By Chris Russon

Black Kia Sorento Front Static Black Kia Sorento Interior
Black Kia Sorento Front Static Black Kia Sorento Interior

Kia has revealed UK pricing and specification information for the new Sorento, the brand’s 7-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 full 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, while diesel models receive an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The Sorento is celebrating its 21st birthday this year, and the current fourth-generation model has been on sale since August 2020. It 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.

The car features a redesigned gloss black radiator grille, as well as black side sill and wheel arch mouldings.

Inside, the Sorento has been aligned with Kia’s newer SUV models as part of Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy.

The new Sorento now has fingerprint recognition, dual curved 12.3-inch displays, ambient lighting, and a customisable head-up display.

The new Kia Sorento also features artificial leather and recycled PET cloth throughout the cabin and upholstery.

The diesel models are the cheapest in each grade, with petrol hybrid versions priced from £42,995 and the PHEV from £47,295.

High specification grade ‘4’ Sorentos cost from £50,695 for the diesel, £51,695 for the hybrid and £55,995 for the plug-in.

Prices correct as of 11/04/2024 and are subject to change.