Kia Sorento is now available in the UK and customers can place their order for a price starting from £38,836. Kia’s latest SUV is not being delivered to the customers, but its price has already gone up. Even though the vehicles would be delivered to customers later this year, we have seen an increase in its price. It can’t yet be said as to why this happened, maybe it’s because the company is anticipating that the demand would be high at the end of the year. So, we have to wait and see how this decision to increase the price turns out. As of now, only the petrol-electric hybrid and diesel powertrains are available, where a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid is expected later this year.
If you purchase an entry-level 2, it’s only hybrid, with a 1.6-liter petrol engine and a 51bhp electric motor and a 1.46kWh battery pack. It can reach from 0 to 60mpg in around 8.7sec. The CO2 emissions are said to be as low as 157g/km.
If we move upwards and talk about 3 and 4 specs, they are more expensive than the entry-level 1 spec. The price begins at £41,231, but they have some exciting features. First, there are numerous kit upgrades, and then there is an option of 198bhp 2.2-liter diesel. It can reach 60mph in 9.2 sec, so that’s lower than the entry-level 1; also its C02 emissions are higher, at 175g/km.
The standard kit for spec two includes LED front and rear lights, a digital instrument display, seven seats, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and active safety systems. Even though the car is a bit expensive, it contains some exciting features such as Surround-View Monitor, parking collision avoidance, and a Bose sound system. The vehicle is rich with safety features as well. The vehicle’s design is different from its predecessors or other company’s vehicles sold in Europe.