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The Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid

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Sorento PHEV 'Edition'

Indicative Price From £56,995

  • - 19" Alloy Wheels
  • - Remote Smart Park Assist (RSPA)
  • - 8" Touchscreen
  • - 10.25" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation featuring Kia Connect (UVO)
  • - Black Nappa Leather Upholstery***
  • - Panoramic Sunroof with Tilting & Sliding Function with Automatic Electric Roll Blinds
  • - Customisable Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • - Ventilated Front Seats
  • - Bose™ Premium Sound System with 12 Speakers
  • - 360° Around View Monitor
  • - Blind-spot Monitor Camera
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  • Efficiency, economy & flexibility

    Zero-emission driving whenever you need to. Ecological and economical, in the city and beyond: The combined petrol and electric capabilities of the advanced plug-in hybrid system give you the flexibility to drive longer distances, all while reducing CO2 emissions and your overall running costs. Regenerative braking technology even recharges your battery while coasting or braking, maximising efficiency and driving range.

  • Dynamic Plug-In Hybrid driving

    Look forward to a low-emission yet powerful ride. Eco-efficiency, impressive power – and no end of driving pleasure. With the all-new Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid you can have it all. Thanks to the engaging performance credentials of the T-GDi engine, coupled with an electric motor powered by a high-voltage 13.8 kWh battery. And the effortless enjoyment that comes with such innovations as the automatic transmission control with a shift-by-wire rotary dial gear selector.

  • All-Wheel Drive

    Take charge of any terrain. Ideal for any adventure beyond the city, the all-wheel drive technology automatically distributes torque and traction to each wheel, for more grip and precision, wherever difficult the driving surfaces and conditions. Terrain Mode Select (TMS) also lets you adapt your drive at the touch of a button, with a host of Drive Modes (Eco, Sport, Smart) and Terrain Modes (Snow, Mud, Sand) to suit your specific journey.

  • Experience sportiness

    Push your exhilaration and enjoyment to the next level. Prepare to be enthralled on the road – with a more sporty driving experience thanks to the power with poise and control of the 261 PS 1.6 T-GDi Plug-In Hybrid engine. Coupled with the engaging enjoyment of the fast-shifting automatic transmission. And paddle shifters for extra-quick, extra-smooth gear changes without even taking your hands off the steering wheel.


  • Head Up Display (HUD)

    Equipped with high-tech dedicated to heightening the ease and enjoyment of every drive. The Head-Up Display (HUD) projects driving-related information on the windscreen, directly in your line of sight. And mood lighting creates the perfect in-cabin atmosphere. All efficiently powered by the electric motor's high-voltage 13.8 kWh battery.

  • Smart Power Tailgate

    Get ready for more spaciousness for all passengers. Plus easier access thanks to an enlarged entrance with a walk-in-and-slide seat button to the third row seats. More comforts include one-touch remote folding buttons for easy seating configurations, and the Height-adjustable Smart Power Tailgate, allowing you to load and unload your trunk with ease even if your hands are full.

  • Wireless Phone Charging

    Enjoy convenient, cable-free charging – simply by placing your compatible smartphone on the charging pad at the front of the centre console as you drive. And for all those with a charging cable to hand, there are USB charging ports integrated throughout the cabin for all passengers to use.

  • Twin Displays

    The navigation presents journey routes and vital information on a 10.25” (available on ‘3’ and ‘4’ grades only) colour high-definition LCD touchscreen. It’s also linked to the rear-view camera and compatible with Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlayTM devices and apps. The 12.3” full digital TFT instrument cluster provides essential vehicle and trip information in high resolution and comes as standard on all grades.

  • Bose™ Premium Surround Sound

    Experience the very best in-car entertainment with 12 speakers, an external amplifier and cutting-edge technology. Transform any stereo or multichannel audio source into an astounding surround-sound experience.

  • Panoramic Sunroof

    A large twin-section sliding panoramic sunroof which fills the cabin with light for maximum appeal and brightness. One-touch motor driven roll blinds with a sliding safety function block the sun to provide shade whenever required.

  • Kia Connect On-Board Services 1

    Kia Connect services power your Kia with a number of connected services. Navigation is performed using live traffic data for the best possible route and journey time estimate, and your destination searches draw their results from the internet for maximum accuracy and relevance. You also have access to weather information, as well as live fuel prices for stations around you. And when you’ve almost arrived at your destination, Kia Connect helps you find public parking spaces, with pricing and availability for parking locations near you.

  • Kia Connect App Services 2

    Interact with your Sorento wherever you are. With the Kia Connect app, you can get the status of your car such as the distance it can travel or whether all doors are properly closed - at a glance, and you get notified if anything seems wrong. You also have access to a number of convenience features like Send To Car, which lets you select a destination on your phone and send it to your Sorento. You can also create a user profile so your preferred vehicle settings – like the orientation of the map or how your Sorento alerts you to speed cameras - apply once behind the wheel. When you park your car before arriving at your exact destination, the Kia Connect app can also provide you guidance to complete the journey on foot.


  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA)

    Advanced detection of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians ahead. Evaluating both camera and radar data from your vehicle, the Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA)8 system analyses information about other cars, pedestrians or cyclists crossing the road, to avoid a potential collision. FCA also functions to prevent collisions with vehicles when making a right turn at an junction. If it estimates a potential collision, a warning signal appears on your instrument cluster and maximum braking power is applied.

  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go

    Effortless cruising by maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle directly ahead. SCC maintains the speed specified by you, the driver, and computes the relative position and speed of the vehicle directly ahead using its front view camera and front radar to ensure a safe distance between the two vehicles. The system controls acceleration and deceleration to make sure your Sorento stops when the other vehicle ahead stops. When the vehicle ahead starts moving again, your Sorento will automatically start moving as well.

  • Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)

    Shows vehicles concealed from driver’s view during lane changes. Designed to improve visibility for blind spots, BVM uses side cameras so that when you indicate left or indicate right, your instrument cluster shows the view of the road in your blind spot. Indicate left and it will show you the rear view down your left-hand side; indicate right and it shows the right-side view.

  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)

    Easily adjust your speed according to the speed limit. When you choose to use ISLA, the system uses a camera to read speed limit signs along the road, and displays them beside the speedometer and on the navigation screen. You can then decide to set your speed to the road speed limit or override it.

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Terms & Conditions

Please click here to be kept up to date on when the Sorento Edition is open for ordering.   Indicative pricing can be provided by your Kia dealer but is subject to change over time. 


Indicative pricing is subject to change. (New emissions regulations have resulted in a revised testing procedure, which could result in higher fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures. The first year rate for Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is based on CO2 emissions and any increase in VED would impact on the on-the-road price. The Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rate and P11D value could also increase.) Please liaise with your dealer for further details.


†Price shown excludes VAT

*Some parts of the leather upholstery contain faux leather 

**MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect real driving results.

***Please check with your dealer for mobile phone compatibility 


(1) Kia Connect On-Board Services. Touchscreen shown is for illustration purposes and the actual unit differs by model. The services are available free of charge for a period of seven years commencing on the day the vehicle is sold to the first owner of the vehicle, i.e. the point in time the initial purchase agreement becomes effective, and may be subject to change during that period. Details of operation and terms of use can be obtained on your vehicle’s head unit. Available On-Board Services might differ depending on your country. Smartphone with data plan required to activate Kia Connect Live Services services in countries and models without embedded telematics.

(2) Kia Connect App Services. Information and control service for your Kia from your smartphone; the Services are available free of charge for a period of seven years commencing on the day the vehicle is sold to the first owner of the vehicle, i.e. the point in time the initial purchase agreement becomes effective, and may be subject to change during that period. Details of operation and terms of use can be obtained on your Kia Connect App. Smartphone with iOS or Android operating system and mobile phone contract with data option necessary incurring additional cost. 

(8) Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA)

Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) is an assistance system and does not relieve the driver from their responsibility to safely operate the vehicle at any time. The driver still has to adapt their driving behaviour to their personal driving capabilities, to the legal requirements and to the overall road and traffic conditions. FCA is not designed to drive the vehicle autonomously. For further information, please refer to the owner’s manual.


There are certain situations in which the petrol engine will automatically activate even when the vehicle is in EV mode.  Examples could include: when the hybrid battery state of charge is reduced to a certain level, when acceleration demand is high and/or when it is required to heat up the cabin.