KIA Sorento (2015–)

Model History

August 2014

Kia Sorento unveiled. The 2015 Sorento is longer, lower and wider, with an extended wheelbase. The 2015 Sorento is further elevated into a more premium sector of the SUV market.

4,780mm long x 1,685mm high with a wheelbase of 2,780mm makes it 95mm longer, 13mm lower with an 80mm extended wheelbase to give more passenger space to the 2nd and 3rd rows of seats.

The front of the 2015 Sorento features a larger, more upright ‘tiger-nose' grille, with a distinctive three-dimensional diamond pattern, and long, swept-back headlamps. The lower roofline, higher beltline and more muscular, rounded shoulders at the rear give the car a dramatic appearance.

March 2015

Prices announced

KX-1 2.2CRDi 200PS 6-speed manual ISG 7 seater £28,795

KX-2 2.2CRDi 200PS 6-speed manual ISG 7 seater £31,995

KX-2 2.2CRDi 200PS 6-speed automatic ISG 7 seater £33,745

KX-3 2.2CRDi 200PS 6-speed manual ISG 7 seater £35,845

KX-3 2.2CRDi 200PS 6-speed automatic ISG 7 seater £37,595

KX-4 2.2CRDi 200PS 6-speed automatic ISG 7 seater £40,995

September 2017

Updated Kia Sorento for 2018 revealed

The Kia Sorento features a refreshed exterior and interior design, and is available with Kia’s latest safety and in-car connectivity technologies. A new GT Line variant is also available, as well as an efficient new eight-speed automatic transmission for 2.2-litre diesel model.

Inside, the cabin features a newly-designed steering wheel and driver instrument cluster, as well as a new climate control LCD display. The dashboard also features a new Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) system. It now features an increased proportion of soft touch materials and leather for a more premium cabin ambience.

The new Sorento is the first SUV from Kia available with the company’s new eight-speed automatic transmission. It is available on 2.2-litre diesel engine, replacing the six-speed automatic transmission (a six-speed manual transmission is also available).

The Sorento GT Line features a range of upgrades for added style and on-road presence. The exterior features four-lamp LED fog lights, red brake callipers, a more prominent sill step, and subtle GT Line badging designed to distinguish it from other Sorento models. Diesel models are fitted with a distinctive new chrome twin exhaust tip.

For the first time, the Sorento is available with Kia’s latest DRiVE WISE Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). DRIVE WiSE embodies Kia’s philosophy to create intelligently safe vehicles with active safety technologies designed to avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions.

The new Sorento is available with Kia’s latest 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with navigation and Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom.

January 2018

Kia Sorento GT-Line launched

The Sorento has a subtly sportier look for 2018 with the introduction of GT-Line and GT-Line S variants and the availability of a new eight-speed automatic gearbox. Pricing for the range starts at £28,995, with the GT-Line and GT-Line S versions available for £36,495 and £41,995 respectively.

The eight-speed auto replaces the previous six-speed unit and is offered in four of the seven Sorento models. It is standard with GT-Line and GT-Line S and optional with KX-2 and KX-3 versions.

As a result of the increased number of ratios, economy with the new auto gearbox improves to 43.5mpg compared with the previous automatic, while CO 2 emissions are cut from 174g/km to 170.

GT-Line and GT-Line S versions have 19-inch double five-spoke alloy wheels with 235/55 R19 tyres, stainless steel side steps, ice cube-style front foglights, red brake calipers and twin exhaust pipes. GT-Line has projection headlights while GT-Line S has LED headlights with a dynamic bending function.

Inside, there are black leather seats with light grey stitching, a perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel and a bespoke ‘GT-Line’ design leather gearshifter.

KX-1, KX-2 and KX-3 versions remain unchanged, save for the introduction of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration into the infotainment system. Both allow access to music, navigation and hands-free calls and texts when linked with a smartphone through pre-downloaded apps.

Model

OTR

2.2 CRDi manual KX-1

£28,995

2.2 CRDi manual KX-2

£32,695

2.2 CRDi auto KX-2

£34,695

2.2 CRDi manual KX-3

£36,695

2.2 CRDi auto KX-3

£38,695

2.2 CRDi auto GT-Line

£36,495

2.2 CRDi auto GT-Line S

£41,995

What does a KIA Sorento (2015) cost?

List Price from £29,600
Buy new from £23,845
Contract hire from £291.24 per month
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