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.
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.
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 Model||Engine Type||Displacement||Maximum Power||Maximum Torque||Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h)||Maximum Speed||Kia Sportage Price|
|AWD 1.6T DCT GT||1.6 TGDI Petrol||1 591 cc||130 kW @ 5 500 rpm||265 Nm @ 1 500 - 4 500 rpm||9.1 seconds||201 km/h||Starting at R 599 995|
|AWD 1.6T DCT 2 TONE GT||1.6 TGDI Petrol||1 591 cc||130 kW @ 5 500 rpm||265 Nm @ 1 500 - 4 500 rpm||9.1 seconds||201 km/h||Starting at R 599 996|
|2WD 2.0P MT Ignite EX||2.0 DCVVT Petrol||1 999 cc||114 kW @ 6 200 rpm||192 Nm @ 4 000 rpm||10.5 seconds||186 km/h||Starting at R 369 995|
|2WD 2.0D AT EX||2.0 VGT Diesel||1 995 cc||130 kW @ 4 000 rpm||400 Nm @ 1 750 – 2 750 rpm||9.3 seconds||201 km/h||Starting at R 487 995|
|AWD 2.0D AT SX||2.0 VGT Diesel||1 995 cc||130 kW @ 4 000 rpm||400 Nm @ 1 750 – 2 750 rpm||9.5 seconds||201 km/h||Starting at R 567 995|
|AWD 2.0D AT SX S/R||2.0 VGT Diesel||1 995 cc||130 kW @ 4 000 rpm||400 Nm @ 1 750 – 2 750 rpm||9.5 seconds||201 km/h||Starting at R 580 495|
|AWD 2.4P AT SX||2.4 GDi Petrol||2 359 cc||135 kW @ 6 000 rpm||273 Nm @ 4 000 rpm||9.6 seconds||192 km/h||Starting at R 557 995|
|AWD 2.4P AT SX S/R||2.4 GDi Petrol||2 359 cc||135 kW @ 6 000 rpm||237 Nm @ 4 000 rpm||9.6 seconds||192 km/h||Starting 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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