• Updated Kia Sorento available from £41,995
  • Kia reverts to simple three-tier line-up: ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’
  • All grades available as a diesel, petrol hybrid or plug-in hybrid, with seven seats as standard
  • Order books now open for family-friendly SUV

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).

New Kia Sorento Revealed Shelly Motors
New Kia Sorento Revealed Shelly Motors

​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.

New Kia Sorento Revealed Shelly Motors
New Kia Sorento Revealed Shelly Motors

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

New Kia Sorento side view

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.

For more info see the New Kia Sorento here.