Kia has revealed prices for its plug-in hybrid version of the new Sorento, and it might be a disappointment if you were hoping for a bargain. The range starts at £44,995, while the flagship ‘4’ edition is an eye-watering £53,095.
That makes it around £6,000 more than the non-plug in versions and puts it head to head with PHEVs from premium brands, such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV, which starts at £47,000. The best-selling Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV starts at under £36,000.
The Sorento PHEV partially justifies this price with seven seats as standard and a powerful engine/motor combination. It uses a 1.6-litre T-GDi Turbocharged Direct injection petrol engine mated with a 90bhp electric motor to give a total of 267bhp – making it the most powerful Sorento in the range.
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