New Kia Sorento available to order now

Since its last refresh back in 2010, the Kia Sorento has been an important model in the South Korean manufactures range, which is continually building a stronger reputation for itself.

With the growing popularity of the Sorento’s ‘younger brother’, the Kia Sportage, the model could do with a slight revamp – which is exactly what Kia is doing.

The new Kia Sorento SUV builds on the fun-to-drive, practical and efficient credentials of its predecessor with new features across its entire range.

At a glance, the new Sorento offers a slightly sportier appeal as its ride height has been lowered 10mm, it has a revised suspension and there are stronger contour lines on its body.

One of the key additions to the new Sorento line-up is the addition of a 2.2-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine as a standard feature. This diesel powertrain delivers a massive 194bhp and can reach 0-60mph in just 9.4 seconds.

Although it delivers an impressive power output, the Kia Sorento still delivers nearly 50mpg. Alongside this powertrain, all models are fitted with all-wheel-drive as standard.

There are four trim levels on offer: KX-1, KX-2, KX-2 Sat-Nav and KX-3. Entry level features of the KX-1 trim level include leather trimmed steering wheel, a range of media gadgets and up to 1,530 litres of interior storage space.

The top of the range KX-3 trim level adds luxury features such as a panoramic roof, satellite navigation and 18-inch alloy wheels.

New Kia Sorento prices start from just £26,495. Orders are open for the new Sorento this month, with first deliveries in December.

Kia vehicles are available from Perrys Kia dealerships.