The Kia Sorento returns in a new model generation for 2015. As the flagship SUV in the Kia range, it makes a confident comeback with advanced equipment and a fresh style.
Both the mesh front grille and rear spoiler have been updated, giving the SUV a more refined look. Roof rails flow across the gently sweeping roof, and the rear windows and tailgate are fitted with privacy glass.
The Sorento seats seven, with three rows of flexible seating creating the utmost accessibility and comfort. Standard equipment in the model is generous, including cruise control, Bluetooth® with voice recognition and reversing sensors. To bring even more along for the journey, you can take advantage of the underfloor storage compartment in the already roomy boot.
Equipment levels follow Kia's usual naming conventions: KX-1, KX-2, KX-3 and KX-4. Depending on the trim, the door handles will either be in your choice of body colour or a vibrant chrome. Upgrading to KX-2 adds a heated steering wheel and dual-zone automatic air conditioning.
At the top of the range, KX-4 is kitted out with a large panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, and a 360-degree Around View Monitor camera system.
The Sorento is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo diesel, and it borrows Kia's responsive and intelligent all-wheel drive system from the Sportage. There are six-speed manual and automatic gearbox options with automatic models gaining an electric parking brake as an option. The SUV is expected to cover the 0-60mph sprint in around nine seconds, and can tow a braked weight of up to 2.5 tonnes.
A Diesel Particulate Filter is fitted to keep the Sorento reassuringly efficient. It boasts maximum fuel economy of 49.6mpg combined, which is impressive for a model of its size. The 71-litre tank also helps to put more distance between trips to the pump.
As previous generations of the Sorento have been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP, the new model should easily achieve this standard. Six airbags ring the cabin, ABS includes Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, and you're supported by Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management.
Please get in touch with our Birchwood Kia teams in Eastbourne or Washington to register your interest in a 2015 Kia Sorento.