The new Kia Sorento range has just been expanded - which is good news for business users.
Along with the diesel and hybrid versions of the top of the range seven-seater SUV, there is now a plug-in hybrid model.
This latter model, with its 1.6 T-GDi petrol engine paired with a 13.8 kWh battery pack, is not only the most powerful in the range, but produces the least amount of CO2 emissions.
Kia’s figures are 38g/km of CO2, allied with the vehicle’s ability to travel up to 57 kilometres (35 miles) in zero emission electric only mode, puts the big SUV in the 11% company car tax banding for the 2021/22 tax year.
While the Sorento PHEV has the business advantage of a low benefit in kind, it’s also big on its ability with the petrol/electric drivetrain distributing its power via a six-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels.
Like the self-charging hybrid and diesel models in the Kia Sorento range, there’s generous space in the PHEV for seven occupants, as well as a large cargo area. With all seven seats in use, there’s still 175 litres of space for weekend luggage or shopping, while this expands to a copious 809 litres with the rearmost seats folded down flat and the Sorento operating as a five-seater.
We are still awaiting confirmation of final prices and the Sorento PHEV’s official UK figures, but as soon as we have them we will be offering some of the best Sorento business contract hire rentals in collaboration with our range of funding partners.
The Sorento PHEV represents a lot of SUV for a very low company car taxation figure making it an ideal business choice for the New Year.
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