Updated Kia Sorento Arrives In The UK With 7-Seat Layout, £28,995 Starting Price

Kia has opened the order books for the facelifted Sorento in the United Kingdom. Offered in five trim levels, the most affordable version of the Korean mid-size SUV starts from £28,995 for the KX-1 grade, which features standard equipment such as three-row layout, LED DRLs, alloy wheels, reversing sensors, DAB digital radio, smartphone connectivity and a host of driving assist systems.

Available from £32,695, the KX-2 adds chrome exterior door handles, leather/faux upholstery, heated front and outer rear seats, sat-nav with 8-inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and others. Opting for the KX-3 will get you LED dynamic bending headlights and taillights, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, alloy pedals, keyless entry&go, hands-free tailgate, a premium sound system, wireless phone charger, 7-inch TFT color instrument display, and Lane Keep Assist, and it starts from £36,695.

Building upon the KX-2, but adding a smart key, engine start/stop button, 8-way power-adjustable front seats, 7-inch LCD supervision cluster, Lane Keep Assist, Speed Limit info, and Driver Attention Warning is the new GT-Line trim, which starts from £36,495.

The Sorento’s range-topping trim is the GT-Line S that is priced from £41,995. Standard equipment includes a 360-degree camera system, Smart Park Assist, adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking, premium sound system from Harman/Kardon, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, ventilated front seats and a panoramic roof.

Unlike the North American Sorento, which is powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four or a 3.3-liter V6 petrol engine, in the UK it is available exclusively with a 2.2-liter diesel that puts out 197PS (194hp) and 441Nm (325lb-ft) of torque, and can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

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  • Bash

    I don’t understand the KX-3 trip with an manual option tranny, I get it with the lower trims, but i only see it logical that mid trim -as well as the range topper (obviously)- to be offered in auto only.

  • For that kind of size, the price is alright. If you look at the rival of similar sizes you will get Rexton but for me the biggest threat is Skoda Kodiaq, similar price and feature and apparently the size is similar.

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    In Norway a Sorento cost 69963 pund, half price in UK

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