Bold, fresh and distinctive new Kia Sportage

Bigger, better and more mature, the new Kia Sportage is a sophisticated ride. Lucky for us the fourth generation is now available in South Africa. With so many advantages to owning a Kia SUV, many South African motorists are eager to get behind the wheel of the latest Kia Sportage for sale.

The new Kia Sportage

The latest Kia Sportage can be compared to the Kuga and Rav4. The Tiguan is another option if you are looking for an SUV in this class. However its closest competition is the Hyundai Tucson which has the same chassis as well as some common drivetrains.

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While the new Kia Sportage faces tough competition, its daring style sets it apart from the crowd. Its good looking exterior incorporates elements of the Ford Ecosport’s design. Other styling components can be seen in the Porsche Macan.

While the width and height of the latest Sportage remains the same, its length has increased by 40mm and its wheelbase has extended by 30mm. The advantage of the lengthened dimensions is that there is more space for passengers inside.

With more legroom and headroom, passenger comfort is enhanced in the latest version of this popular Kia SUV. Not only is the room for passengers bigger, there is more storage space too. The boot space has gone up from 465 litres to 503 litres. When the rear seats are folded, the space extends to 1492 which allows the transportation of larger equipment.

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Upmarket interior of the Sportage

While the last version of the Sportage features a high quality interior, the Sportage for sale is notably upmarket. The materials and switchgear are similar to the previous version but the dashboard has an updated layout.

Highlights of the dashboard are its ergonomical layout and its soft-touch coverings. The interior of the Ignite model features black cloth upholstery. Higher up in the range is the EX and SX which boast leather upholstery.

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The GT-Line has standard leather upholstery with the option of two-tone leather. The Kia Sportage is equipped with useful technology. The Ignite variation features an audio system with a CD front loader as well as USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

Steering controls are another advantage of driving the Ignite Sportage. This model also has rear park-distance control which offers both safety and convenience. The EX model has additional comfort and convenience features such as rain-sensing wipers and cruise control. The front-park sensors and electric handbrake are other highlights of this variation.

With the Sportage SX you’ll get a 7-inch colour touchscreen as well as a reverse camera. The heated and electric seats take comfort to the next level in this model. Other noteworthy features include HID lights as well as a power tailgate.

At the top of the Kia Sportage range is the GT-Line which features LED fog lights to increase visibility during adverse weather conditions. The dual-zone climate control helps to maintain a pleasant temperature inside the vehicle. The panoramic sunroof is a highlight of this Sportage variation.

Kia Sportage Specs and Safety Features

While the new Kia Sportage is designed with performance and sophistication in mind, it does not compromise on safety. Airbags and ABS brakes help to keep the vehicle’s occupants safe. Stability control and hill-start assist offer the driver extra support.

With the GT-line you get the added bonus of blind-spot monitors. The latest Sportage for sale offers improved handling and ride quality.

The Kia Sportage price starts at R 369 995. Updates to the Sportage engine result in a smoother ride. The quieter engine also contributes to driving enjoyability.

The wide range of engine variations includes the 1.6T DCT 2 Tone GT, 2.0D AT SX S/R, 2.4P AT SX and the 2.0P MT Ignite EX. Take a look at an overview of the Kia Sportage specs:

Kia Sportage ModelEngine TypeDisplacementMaximum PowerMaximum TorqueAcceleration (0 – 100 km/h)Maximum SpeedKia Sportage Price
AWD 1.6T DCT GT1.6 TGDI Petrol1 591 cc130 kW @ 5 500 rpm265 Nm @ 1 500 - 4 500 rpm9.1 seconds201 km/hStarting at R 599 995
AWD 1.6T DCT 2 TONE GT1.6 TGDI Petrol1 591 cc130 kW @ 5 500 rpm265 Nm @ 1 500 - 4 500 rpm9.1 seconds201 km/hStarting at R 599 996
2WD 2.0P MT Ignite EX2.0 DCVVT Petrol1 999 cc114 kW @ 6 200 rpm192 Nm @ 4 000 rpm10.5 seconds186 km/hStarting at R 369 995
2WD 2.0D AT EX2.0 VGT Diesel1 995 cc130 kW @ 4 000 rpm400 Nm @ 1 750 – 2 750 rpm9.3 seconds201 km/hStarting at R 487 995
AWD 2.0D AT SX2.0 VGT Diesel1 995 cc130 kW @ 4 000 rpm400 Nm @ 1 750 – 2 750 rpm9.5 seconds201 km/hStarting at R 567 995
AWD 2.0D AT SX S/R2.0 VGT Diesel1 995 cc130 kW @ 4 000 rpm400 Nm @ 1 750 – 2 750 rpm9.5 seconds201 km/hStarting at R 580 495
AWD 2.4P AT SX2.4 GDi Petrol2 359 cc135 kW @ 6 000 rpm273 Nm @ 4 000 rpm9.6 seconds192 km/hStarting at R 557 995
AWD 2.4P AT SX S/R2.4 GDi Petrol2 359 cc135 kW @ 6 000 rpm237 Nm @ 4 000 rpm9.6 seconds192 km/hStarting at R 570 495

With its sophisticated design and powerful performance it is easy to see why finding a Sportage is a popular option. The extensive Sportage range makes it easy to find a variation which meets your requirements and budget.

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