Published: 01 Apr 2015

New Kia Sorento to hit UK road

Continuing Kia’s theme of launching new and improved cars across the range, 2015 see the introduction of the all new Kia Sorento. With seating for up to 7 in comfort and luxury the Sorento is continuing Kia’s ambition of growing its market share in the competitive SUV market. 

Ready to take on dominant SUV brands including Audi, BMW, Volvo and Jeep, the all new Kia Sorento features a longer wheelbase as well as increased length and width, as well a slightly lower chassis. The Kia defining Tiger nose grille is surrounded by the now obligatory Xenon LED lights found on most luxury SUVs.

Kia Interior design

The redefined exterior of the Kia Sorento is accompanied by a spacious interior that features all the gadgets and more that you would expect from a high spec vehicle. Improved legroom and passenger space features up to 605 litres of storage with split seating of 40:20:40 that can be adapted to your individual requirements. An uncluttered dashboard integrates a large central screen that controls the Sorento’s entertainment system keeping it uncluttered and simple to use. 

Kia Sorento efficiency

Powered by a 2.2L CDRi diesel engine the manual version with 17” alloys delivers 49.6mpg with 149 g/km of CO2. The increase in size of the Kia Sorento is compensated by a reduction of overall weight by 5kg due in part to thinner cylinder walls and the use of plastic. Fuel is also saved by the introduction of Intelligent Stop and Go allowing the engine to automatically switch off when stationary.

Kia Sorento spec levels

Four levels of spec are available on the new Kia Sorento – they are:

  • Kia Sorento KX-1
  • Kia Sorento KX-2
  • Kia Sorento KX-3
  • Kia Sorento KX-4

Kia Sorento Technical Specifications

Dimensions (mm)

Overall length: 4700

Overall width: 1890

Overall height: 1685

Wheelbase: 2780


Model Power (BHP) Torque Nm 0-60 sec Top Speed Combined MPG CO2 g/km

KX-1 2.2 CRDi 6-speed manual

197 441 9.0 124 49.6 149

KX-2 2.2 CRDi 6-speed manual 

197 441 9.0 124 46.3 161

KX-2 2.2 CRDi 6-speed auto

197 441 9.6 124 42.2 177

KX-3 2.2  CRDi 6-speed manual

197 441 9.0 124 46.3 161

KX-3 2.2  CRDi 6-speed auto

197 441 9.6 124 42.2 177

KX-4 2.2 CRDi 6-spped auto

197 441 9.6 124 42.2 177


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