Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento


Introducing the Kia Sorento Edition

The Kia Sorento includes hybrid technology, giving you the best of both worlds. Enjoy a powertrain that's high-tech, agile and low in emissions. Select your favourite Sorento model at your local Underwoods in Colchester, Essex.


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Underwoods Garage (Tiptree) Ltd are committed to protecting and respecting any personal information you share with us in whatever format it is given. The policy below describes the type of information we may hold as well as with whom it may be shared. It also shows how you can manage the information we hold and how to contact us.

We will always give you the option not to receive marketing communications from us. We will never send you unsolicited “junk” emails or communications and we will never share your data with anyone else who might. We do not sell your information to third parties but we do work closely with selected partners who help us to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us. For example, WMS who provide insured products on our behalf.

The contents of this statement may change from time to time so you may wish to refer back to our policy that is published on our website to ensure that you are still happy to share your information with us.

This version of our Privacy Policy is live from 25th May 2018

What information do we collect?

Underwoods Garage (Tiptree) Ltd collect information about you and your vehicle when you engage with our web site, vehicle sales, authorised repairer, parts and body shop facilities. We only collect information, which is necessary, relevant and adequate for the purpose you are providing it for. The information we collect includes some or all of the following –

  • Personal information (first name, surname, address and date of birth)
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Underwoods Garage (Tiptree) Ltd will only process your information that is necessary for the purpose for which it has been collected. You will always have the option not to receive communications from us (and you can withdraw your consent or object at any time). We will never send you unsolicited ‘junk’ communications or share your personal information with anyone else who might.

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  • Contact you regarding your vehicles MOT and annual service due dates.
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We may use and process your personal information where this is necessary to perform a contract with you and to complete your orders, purchases, information requests made to us by you and other transactions entered into with us (or one of our selected partners).

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We may use and process your personal information as set out below where it is necessary for us to carry out activities for which it is in our legitimate interests as a business to do so.

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  2. To provide vehicle support and services (for example warranty services);
  3. Processing necessary for us to respond to understanding customers and drivers’ needs
  4. To analyze, evaluate and improve our products and services so that your visit and use of our website, applications, and dealerships are more useful and enjoyable (we will generally use data amalgamated from many people so that it does not identify you personally); to provide service, maintenance and warranty information and reminders, unless you object.
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  11. To administer competitions and promotions that you enter with us from time to time and to distribute prizes.
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The Sorento Edition - Exclusive and bold

Choose your bold statement

With a choice of three exclusive body colours you can add your own signature to the stand-out style and sharply designed bodywork. And the choices don’t stop there: the Sorento Edition is also available with the latest generation of diesel and petrol engines featuring a choice of Hybrid (HEV) and Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) powertrains.

Bold sophistication

With an array of special features the Sorento Edition offers true distinction and sophistication. Like the impactful glossy black top moulding that has been added to the existing glossy black hexagon grille. The sleek, sweeping roof with glossy black roof rails that further enhance the Sorento’s elegant styling.

Stylish detailing

When it comes to making an impression, the difference is in the details. From the side, the Sorento Edition can't fail to get noticed for all the right reasons. Thanks to black side mirror caps finished in an Aurora Black Pearl look, enclosed in a black high-gloss surround. The eye-catching fender garnish in glossy black on the driver and front passenger doors. The signature daylight opening graphic on each door is further accentuated in dark satin chrome finish.

Premium comfort

The Sorento already has a reputation for its luxurious and technically advanced interior. Now the Sorento Edition comes with the addition of 3D embossed black all-leather seats. Delightfully set off by a black roof liner for that extra premium feel.

Make your style statement

The Sorento Edition (diesel variant) is available with exclusive Edition 20” glossy black alloy wheels for an undeniable injection of extra style. 

Experience power. The efficient way.

Meet the Kia Sorento range. 

The Kia Sorento range delivers impressive power and efficiency – an exhilarating driving experience and advanced electrified powertrains. 

In addition to the latest generation of diesel engine, you can also opt for the efficiency and flexibility of the Hybrid powertrain or the ease and convenience of the Plug-in Hybrid. Each of them boast the latest technological capabilities and cater to individual driving needs. Which will you choose?

Exterior - Powerful, sleek and beautifully assertive

Powerful on all fronts

The front end of the Sorento shows off its commanding, muscular presence with a striking structured front grille, accentuated with a chrome and gloss black surround, a body-coloured sporty bumper with a wing-shaped air-intake grille, and stylish silver front skid plate. While the new light source technology dual LED projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lamps deliver dynamic illumination to match.

Poise and power

The muscular yet sleek lines running all the way from the hood to the rear taillights define a contemporary profile. Featuring a larger wheelbase and more slimline D-pillar design, the contours have a bold, athletic styling defined by matte black wheel arches, side sill with satin chrome inserts, and body-coloured handles finished with a touch of satin chrome.

Commanding, contemporary look

From the rear view too, the Sorento boasts striking design hallmarks that leave a strong lasting impression. The vertical LED tail lamps, skid plate with sporty, eye-catching garnish on the rear, slick roof spoiler with a gloss finish and integrated rear wiper, and eco hybrid emblem are just some of the details that make a powerful overall statement.

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 journey.

Efficiency, economy, flexibility

Zero-emission driving whenever you need. Ecological and economical, 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 both efficiency and driving range.

Experience sportiness

Take exhilaration to the next level. Prepare to be enthralled on the road — with a more sporty driving experience thanks to the power and control of the 1.6 Turbocharged Plug-In Hybrid engine and fast-shifting automatic transmission. Paddle shifters allow extra-quick, extra-smooth gear changes without even taking your hands off the steering wheel.

Explore hybrid technology

Try a powertrain that’s high-tech, agile and low in emissions. Pairing the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol hybrid engine with an electric motor powered by a 1.49 kWh (64 kW discharge / 49 kW charge) lithium-polymer battery pack, the Kia Sorento Hybrid strikes an ideal balance between optimum fuel efficiency and low emissions.

Interior - Premium, Stylish and Comfortable

Luxurious space, style and comfort

The premium modern interior has been designed to elevate every moment of driving. From the unique feel of the ambient lighting, to upscale finishes such as the satin-effect dash garnish featuring 3D embossing and semi-chrome décor, and gloss black accents throughout. Paired with spaciousness and sleek ergonomics, you’ll see and feel its instant appeal.

More comfort for those that matter

Generous interior space 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 for easy seating configurations, and the Height-adjustable Smart Power Tailgate, allowing you to load and unload your boot with ease even if your hands are full.

Twin displays

The navigation presents journey routes and vital information on a 10.25” 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 4 . The 12.3” full digital TFT instrument cluster provides essential vehicle and trip information in high resolution.

Maximise your options

Ample room and flexible transport options to suit your needs: The Kia Sorento is fitted with 7 seats. The rear seats fold flat fold in various configurations, letting you accommodate both passengers and cargo with ease. Depending on your choice, the seating can be easily reconfigured for up to 2,100 litres of luggage space. That’s one of the largest cargo capacities among electrified SUVs in its class.

The best of both worlds

Seriously well-equipped — with both a petrol engine and electric motor. The Sorento Hybrid employs a sophisticated parallel hybrid system, switching between petrol and electric power, or uses a combination of both. Meanwhile, the Regenerative Braking System converts kinetic energy to recharge the battery. This significantly reduces emissions on everyday journeys while still offering flexibility and versatility.

Powertrain - Get inspired

The Kia Sorento matches powerful design with powerful technology that strikes an ideal balance between optimum fuel efficiency and engaging driving pleasure.

Which will you choose?

Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid

Efficient and versatile – In the city and beyond. Featuring powerful design, fuel efficiency, driving pleasure and convenient charging.

  • 1.6 Turbocharged Petrol Plug-In Hybrid
  • All-wheel drive
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 7-seater​

Kia Sorento Hybrid

Fuel efficiency meets driving pleasure. With bold looks, premium comfort and assistive tech on top.

  • 1.6 Turbocharged Petrol Hybrid
  • All-wheel drive
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 7-seater​

Kia Sorento

A true all-rounder – excelling in athletic styling, premium refinement, versatile space and an engaging driving experience.

  • 2.2 Diesel
  • All-wheel drive
  • 8-speed automatic DCT transmission
  • 7-seater​


Stay ahead. Stay connected. A host of assistive technologies for a safer and more enjoyable drive.

Kia Connect App Services

Access information and control your car – from your smartphone. With the Kia Connect App 4 you can connect with your Sorento in more sophisticated ways than ever. Find out remotely if your vehicle’s doors are locked or where you parked. You can also check your vehicle settings, change them remotely, and apply the modified settings. Another extra-convenient service: remote charging of your Sorento, straight from the smartphone app.

Kia Connect On-Board Services

Kia Connect services 3 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 get 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, complete with prices and availability.

Wireless Smartphone Charger

Enjoy convenient, cable-free charging — simply by placing your compatible smartphone 5 on the charging pad at the front of the centre console as you drive. And for when there’s a charging cable to hand, there are USB charging ports integrated throughout the cabin for all passengers to use.

Bose™ Premium Surround Sound

Experience the very best in-car entertainment with 12 speakers, an external amplifier and cutting-edge technology.

​Safety features

Providing the latest safety technology 

The Kia Sorento is fitted with a suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems 6. They anticipate and react to changing road conditions, and help to detect potential hazards. As well as helping you stay focused and informed. So you can benefit from enhanced overall safety and greater enjoyment on the road.

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.

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.

Forward Collision Avoidance Assist Junction Turning (FCA)

Advanced detection of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians ahead. Evaluating both camera and radar data from your vehicle, the FCA system 7 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 left turn at an intersection. If it estimates a potential collision, a warning signal appears on your instrument cluster and maximum braking power is applied.

Multi-Collision Brake Assist (MCB)

Automatic braking in case of collision. If your airbag is fired in response to a primary collision, information is immediately sent to the electronic stability control system to brake your vehicle. MCBA applies your brakes to prevent a subsequent collision or mitigate its impact.

Highway Drive Assist (HDA)

Designed to make driving in traffic jams safer and easier. Working together with Smart Cruise Control and Lane Follow Assist, the HDA system controls acceleration, braking and steering depending on the vehicles in front. This makes driving in traffic jams easier and safer. The system uses camera and radar sensors to maintain a safe distance to the vehicle ahead and monitors road markings to keep your car in the centre of your lane.

Driving Dynamics

All-Wheels Drive with Terrain Mode Select 

Always adapt to the surface you’re driving on. Inspired by rugged terrain, the Sorento Hybrid’s All-Wheel Drive technology is designed to make every day driving and every adventure more comfortable. Innovative, continuously active All-Wheel Drive ensures the car maintains excellent traction on rough, loose or slippery surfaces and helps improve lateral stability when cornering. The Terrain Mode Select system puts excitement at your fingertips, offering a smooth transition between Drive Modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport, Smart) and Terrain Modes (Snow, Mud, Sand).

Engines & Transmission

A range of engine options with dynamic driving performance. Power, efficiency and sheer driving pleasure: Offering the latest dynamic engine options, the Kia Sorento features a 2.2 diesel engine with all-wheel drive. This 2.2 diesel engine comes with 8-speed ‘Dual Clutch’ transmission, which results in lightning-quick and incredibly smooth gear changes for a more dynamic driving experience.

Making every drive a pleasure

Head-Up Display (HUD). Embrace more safety technologies. The Head-Up Display (HUD) projects driving-related information on the windscreen — directly in your line of sight — so you can keep your eyes on the road.

Rotary Gear Shift Dial

Shift gears effortlessly. Located centrally and in easy reach, the Rotary Gear Shift Dial operates using shift-by-wire technology enabling effortless gear shifting. And, just as importantly from a safety perspective, it will automatically shift to parking gear ‘P’ in case the driver forgets.

Paddle Shifters

Ultra-fast gear changes. Coordinated with the rest of the cabin’s design, the refined, chrome-finished paddle shifters allow you to change gears with the flick of your finger. They also boost driving dynamics, making it effortless to increase torque faster, while always staying in control.