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Brand New Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDi PHEV 4 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with DAB360 degree around view monitor
Apple car play/Android Auto with voice controlBlind spot collision avoidance assist
Blind spot monitor cameraCustomisable Head Up Display
Digital clusterDigital cockpit
Drive mode selectorDriver attention warning
eCall emergency systemEmergency stop signalling system
External temperature gaugeForward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian/Cyclist/Junction
Front parking sensorsHighway Driving Assist (HDA)
Intelligent speed limit assistLane follow assist
Parking collision avoidance assist (PCA)PAS
Rack mounted power steeringRear cross traffic assist
Rear parking sensorSmart cruise control with stop and go functionality
Smart power tailgateTelematics system with UVO connect services
Trip computerWireless Smartphone charger

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Intelligent All-wheel driveSelf levelling rear suspension
Terrain mode select (Mud, Snow, Sand) 

Entertainment

Bose premium sound system with 12 speakers and subwooferMulti device Bluetooth connection with voice recognition and music streaming
Radio/MP3 playerSteering wheel mounted audio controls
USB port for connection of a media device 

Exterior Features

All round electric windows auto up/down functionAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic defog systemAutomatic headlights control
Black side sills, wheel arch body mouldings with silver sill detailBody colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpersChrome window surround
Electrically folding/adjustable/heated door mirrors with LED indicatorsFront and rear silver skid plates
Gloss black radiator grilleHeadlamp levelling
Heated rear windowHeated rear windscreen
LED Bi-Function headlightsLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lightsLED High-mounted Brake Light
LED rear combination lightsLED rear fog lights
Metal scuff platesPanoramic sunroof with tilt/slide function and automatic electric roll blinds
Privacy glassRain sensing front wipers
Rear spoilerRoof rails
Satin chrome exterior door handlesTrailer stability assist
Windscreen Washer Level Warning 

Interior Features

10 way power adjustable driver seat with 4 way electric lumbar support and integrated memory system2 x 3rd row USB charge port
2nd row window blinds3 step dual automatic air conditioning
3 x 2nd row USB charge port and 12V socket3 x Front USB charge port and 12V socket
3 x passenger assist grips50/50 split/folding 3rd row of seats
60:40 split remote folding and reclining 2nd row seats8 way power adjustable front passenger seat with 2 way electric lumbar (sliding, reclining, tilt, height)
Air conditioning for 3rd row of seatsAmbient lighting
Black headliningCenter fascia premium etching
Centre console cupholderCentre console storage box and armrest
Cupholders in rear armrest and doorsFront and rear door storage
Front cabin LED lights with sunglass holderFront seatback pockets and net
Gearshift paddlesHeated front seats
Heated steering wheelHeight adjustable head restraints
Illuminated gloveboxInterior door lock/unlock function
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixingsLeather door inserts
Leather trimmed steering wheelLoad area cover
Luggage area LED lightLuggage net hooks
Metal pedalsNappa leather upholstery
Outer 2nd row heated seatsPassenger walk-in switch
Rear air ventsRear centre armrests
Row 3 cupholderSunvisors with vanity mirror illumination (Driver and front passenger)
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelVentilated front seats

Passive Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
Active front headrestsDownhill brake control
Electronic parking brake with auto holdElectronic stability control
Front center airbagFront passenger airbag cut-off switch
Front seatbelt pretensionersHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)Impact sensing auto door unlocking
Multi collision brake assistRear door child safety locks
Twin Curtain AirbagsTwin front airbags
Twin front side airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Advanced anti theft alarm systemDeadlocks
Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry SystemImmobiliser
Locking wheel nutsVisible vehicle identification number

Trim

Gloss black centre console 

Wheels

19" alloy wheelsTemporary spare wheel (space saver)
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh13.8Battery Charge Slow kW2.2
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)302
Battery Charge Fast kW3.3Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)205Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb56
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb35 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.181HC0.011
NOx0.005Particles0.006
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb38 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.6WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb176.6

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power261Coin DescriptionT-GDi PHEV
Coin Series4Generation Mark4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0734DManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years6NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %82
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %63NCAP Safety Assist %87
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)8.4
Engine Power - BHP261Engine Power - KW192
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed119

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/55 R19Tyre Size Rear235/55 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1695Length4810
Wheelbase2815Width1900

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)47Gross Vehicle Weight2680
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1988Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)604
Max. Loading Weight581Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Minimum Kerbweight2099
No. of Seats7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Sorento

Kia's fourth generation Sorento SUV looks as if it's really hitting its stride. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Sorento is Kia's largest SUV and this fourth generation model offers the kind of typically complete package we now expect from the brand. This enhanced design is embellished by electrified engine tech, smarter looks and advanced media connectivity. And as before, it sells in the upper part of the SUV 'D' segment, offering more space and 4x4 prowess than cheaper class contenders provide.

Background

Kia doesn't really adhere to the normal conventions of car manufacture. The South Korean company wants to get places fast, so its product planning is accelerated, compressed into Matrix-style bullet time. Cars are launched, facelifted and replaced in half the time of many manufacturers. Take the Sorento. It first appeared way back in 2002 with a crude old ladder-framed chassis. The 2010 MK2 replacement car got with the programme, slicker to look at and based on the more car-like monocoque chassis that 'D'-segment SUV buyers by then wanted. It's 2015-era MK3 replacement refined that recipe, but it's this MK4 design that really takes it forward. Here, we're going to tell you how.

Driving Experience

Up until now, virtually all Sorento models have been sold here with diesel power, but Kia wants that to change. A conventional diesel engine is still offered in this MK4 model, an uprated 'Smartstream' version of the previous 2.2-litre four cylinder unit, this time with 202PS and 440Nm torque transmitted to the tarmac through an 8-speed auto transmission. The brand is hoping though, that a significant number of customers will consider the new alternative, a 'Smartstream' HEV hybrid electrified powertrain, pairing a 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol engine with a 1.49kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and 44.2kW electric motor. The total output produced by this combination is 230PS with 350Nm torque and power is sent through a six-speed auto gearbox via a transmission-mounted electrical device, allowing the full power of the engine and motor to be transferred in parallel with minimal loss of energy. The result is immediacy in acceleration response at any speed, with direct access to available battery power at higher speeds. You can also ask your dealer about a Plug-in Hybrid petrol variant, which mates the 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol engine with a larger 90PS electric motor powered by a 13.8kWh battery pack, generating 270PS and a allowing this variant to offer WLTP-rated 35 mile pure electric driving range. Kia has put a lot of work into this car's monocoque-based platform to improve refinement and lower body vibrations. There's also enhanced all-terrain capability thanks to a new Terrain Mode. Paired with the optional all-wheel drive system, Terrain Mode makes the Sorento more capable in mud, snow and sand.

Design and Build

Kia says the styling here was inspired by its huge US-market Telluride SUV: well it's been toned down a little for us Europeans but still looks more confident and assertive than previous generation models. The front of the Sorento evolves with a new interpretation of Kia's hallmark 'tiger nose' grille, displaying a wider shape which organically wraps around the integrated headlamps on each side. In profile, the new model is 10mm longer than its predecessor (now 4,810mm), yet it features shorter front and rear overhangs. Inside, you get one of the highest quality interior spaces found in any Kia to-date, fitted with premium-quality materials and cutting-edge infotainment. The dash is based around twin digital displays, a 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster twinned with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system (in 8 or 10.25-inch sizes) at the centre of the fascia. Features like mood lighting, embossed satin-effect surfaces and a high-end BOSE surround audio system add to the premium feel. There's more leg and knee room in the second row, but where you really feel the benefit of this MK4 model's extra 35mm of wheelbase length is in the optional 3rd seating row this car has long offered. It's still an area of the car primarily meant for kids but now adults can be more comfortably accommodated on shorter trips. Boot space is improved two (by 32% with all three rows in place) and there's up to 821-litres in 7-seat variants with both rear rows folded.

Market and Model

The days are unfortunately long gone since the Sorento was offered at really affordable pricing but if you add up the value proposition here against rivals, this Kia can still look decent value. Prices start at around £39,000 for a base '2'-spec HEV petrol model - add around £1,500 to that if you want the alternative 2.2-litre CRDi diesel. Plusher '3'-spec adds a premium of around £4,000. For that, you'll get more space, practicality and equipment than German rivals can offer. The PHEV Plug-in model prices from around £45,000 and is available with all the trim levels. Depending on specification, the cabin incorporates Kia's latest 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system (in 8 or 10.25-inch forms), offering audio-visual navigation, and a smart 12.3-inch high-resolution digital instrument cluster. The Sorento also offers Kia's innovative UVO Connect telematics system, connecting drivers by providing invaluable information via the in-car touchscreen and on their smartphone. Featuring Kia Live services and accessible through the optional 10.25-inch LCD widescreen, the system displays live traffic information, weather forecasts, points of interest, and details of potential on and off-street parking. The infotainment system also allows Bluetooth smartphone pairing for two phones concurrently, enabling separate phones to be used for, for instance, phone calls and music, while front passengers can also plug in their mobile devices via two USB chargers. Key options - fitted further up the range include a head-up display, a powerful 12-speaker BOSE surround-sound audio set-up and a 64-colour Mood Lighting system.

Cost of Ownership

The new 1.6-litre T-GDi Hybrid engine features Kia's latest Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology, regulating valve opening time according to driving conditions, instead of operating on a fixed opening time. This boosts performance at low-to-mid engine and enhances fuel efficiency. The WLTP figures are 40.9mpg on the combined cycle and 158g/km of CO2. If you've really an eye for the bottom line though and can afford a higher asking price, the Plug-in Hybrid petrol version will appeal, with its 35-40 mile all-electrified driving range. The conventional CRDi diesel version returns similar WLTP figures to the previous generation model - 42.2mpg combined and 176g/km of CO2. The PHEV plug-in variant with its 13.8kWh battery pack drops that CO2 figure to just 38g/km. What else? Well residuals will be important, figures that have gradually improved as Kia's standing in the market has improved. Used values will be continue to be propped up by the brand's excellent seven year warranty arrangement given that, unlike some other programmes, it's fully transferrable to second owners. This promise of trouble-free motoring may be enough to tip the balance for many potential customers. And you can keep maintenance costs down by opting for either of Kia's 'Care-3' all-inclusive servicing packages that provide inflation-proof servicing costs for the first three or five years of the vehicle's life.

Summary

This fourth generation Sorento tells us a lot about the way Kia is developing as a brand. It undercuts its Hyundai Santa Fe design stablemate on price and its extra polish and cleverness now make choosing this car a more credible option for buyers who simply don't need the dynamic advantages on offer from the much pricier Land Rover and German-branded models you might be tempted by in this segment. Plus, as ever with this car, while those familiar with the Amalfi coast might still feel the Sorento to be lacking an R, a glance at the spec sheet doesn't immediately suggest it to be lacking much else. In short then, for all kinds of reasons, this is now a contender you'd like - rather than merely one that would be very handy to have. The kind of SUV that might surprise you. As increasingly, modern Kias tend to do.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£649
Deposit£4900
Term (months)36
Fixed interest rate2.52%
Cash price£49,995
Credit amount£43,595
Guaranteed future value£25,341.96
Total amount payable£55,105.96
Kia deposit£1500
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge7.5p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.