"This will appeal to customers seeking a sporty appearance as well as great handling and performance from a compact SUV."
The Kia Sportage ranked the tenth best-selling car in the UK for 2018, and the newest Sportage looks to continue the love affair we have with the stylish SUV. Offering the same dependability as its predecessor but with an array of new features, the new Kia Sportage is an SUV worth considering.
The new model has undergone rigorous testing from the desert heat of Death Valley and other extreme weather conditions. Sub-zero temperatures, monsoons, extreme heat; put through its paces the all-new crossover shows off with remarkable ventilation and heating systems.
A variety of both petrol and diesel engines with different outputs and impressive fuel efficiency power the new Sportage. The GT line trim is also a welcome addition to the line up with a turbocharged 174bhp 1.6 litre GDI petrol engine. The range-topping 2.0 CRDi diesel engine comes with 182bhp and 400Nm of torque. Pair this with the all-wheel drive system and you have one seriously capable SUV.
A curvier exterior, refined handling and overall performance, upgraded cabin with an impressive infotainment system and new premium interior materials are just a few improvements for starters.
The New Sportage receives a welcome upgrade to the interior. Similar to its bigger sibling the Kia Sorento, the cabin features soft-touch plastics and more luxurious trims than the previous model. An improved infotainment system, a more spacious design and a refined cabin are just some of the enhanced features of the new Sportage.
Front seating provides generous leg room as well as plenty of space for shoulders and head room for complete driving comfort. Models including the Sportage ‘4’ and up also benefit from leather seats that are not only ergonomic for ultra-comfort, but they are also available with three levels of heating and cooling! Back-seat passengers can also benefit from the heating and cooling seats whilst making themselves even comfier with the seats reclining up to 14 degrees!
Boot space is generous with up to 491 litres of space with the seats up and up to 1480 litres with the seats folded flat. The longer wheelbase also means that you benefit from a bigger boot, and with the adjustable floor it enables more practicality when trying to fit all of your luggage safely and securely.
The new Kia Sportage now features Speed Limit Information that detects road signs and displays the speed limit of the road you’re travelling on. Better still, the reversing camera system and new 360 ° Around View Monitor help restore confidence in tricky parking situations, and the Bling-Spot Collision Warning system alerts you if another vehicle has entered your blind spot.
The dashboard has been split into two zones for both driver and passenger. The ‘display’ and ‘control’ zones feature Kia Connect which provides real-time weather and traffic updates with speed camera alerts and a search function for local businesses. The infotainment system also has an impressive optional JBL sound system with an 8-speaker to deliver crisp, high-definition sound.
Looking to impress passengers with the latest tech? The new Kia Sportage offers wireless phone charging system that is activated whenever a compatible device is placed on the pad. Not only is this charging system the epitome of ‘cool’, you don’t have to worry about your phone running out of juice by the time you reach your destination!
The rear-view camera provides extra assistance and enables you to park with ease!
Smart headlights that bend with the movement of the steering wheel providing greater visibility around corners on dark nights!
Fancy tricking your children into thinking your magic? Well now you can do more than just a lame card trick! The smart welcome function detects your key within 1.3 – 1.7 metres away and turns on your interior and door handle lights! Pure magic.
The new Sportage is 40mm longer than the previous model, with an extended wheelbase of 30mm not only allowing more room to show off inside but also on the outside. Visually, the Sportage has always been a fashionable and great-looking car, especially compared to some other models in its class! The 2016 model looks better than ever, with headlights that sit much higher on the bonnet enabling to show off the signature tiger-nose grille.
Longer and curvier the model makes the most of its shape for added performance and agility. The side glass windows have thicker glass and the panoramic sunroof adds to the sharp and refined styling. The all-new model will easily outshine some of the other class-leading SUV’s on the road based on looks alone!
The new Kia Sportage comes with the choice of five different engines; two 1.6 litre petrol engines delivering 130BHP and 174BHP, and three diesel engines. The 1.6 CRDi comes in both 114BHP and 134BHP variants, and the 2.0 CRDi offers 182BHP with all-wheel drive. The 1.6 174BHP petrol is the best for performance with a 0-60mph time of just 8.8 seconds, whilst the 1.6 134BHP diesel wins the economy war with up to 60.1mpg on a combined NEDC cycle and Co2 emissions as low as 126g/km.
If something isn’t broken, why fix it? That’s why the Sportage still offers a few of the features found with the previous 2014 model from engines to the front suspension. The chassis although more rigid delivers a smoother and more comfortable ride overall. The rubber bushes at the rear also help to reduce the suspension’s vibration.
Another advanced feature available with the GT line models is the all-new electric power steering system. More responsive, the electric system provides complete control around sharp corners.
The Sportage comes with the same dual clutch transmission as available with the Kia Cee’d and is only available with the 1.6 litre T-GDI petrol engines.
The new Kia Sportage’s list of safety features is now more impressive than ever, much of it coming as standard.
A seven year warranty is standard on all Kia models and although it adds to the Sportage’s winning formula, what is it that makes this model an award-winning SUV?
The new Sportage was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. Along with previous models the SUV has become an important part of Kia’s line-up at Motor Shows worldwide. The Sportage was first introduced over fifteen years ago and was one of the only available cross SUV’s on the market. With an eye-catching interior and a smoother rider than most SUVs, the competitive price tag also matches the well-engineered model that you pay for
The Sportage has also won countless awards over the years;
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The more expensive trim levels also have these extra features;
You can contact your local Sandicliffe Kia Dealership now to book a test drive of the new Kia Sportage.