|All-new Kia Sportage|
From the highest point of the roof the Sportage’s silhouette gently slants towards the rear of the compact SUV, while bolder wheel arches, sharp features lines, and smooth surfacing endow the Sportage with a more dynamic look. At the rear, the all-new Sportage features more horizontal forms and clearly defined features lines, with smooth bodywork on the boot, emphasizing the car’s width and giving the compact SUV a more stable appearance.
|First generation model|
A slim combination lamps running below the rear windshield are joined together by a strip that runs the width of the rear. The turn signals and reversing lights are separate and are located lower down. The Kia Sportage GT variant also features dual exhaust mufflers and metal-effect rear underbody diffuser for a sportier appearance. The all-new Sportage is available with a choice of 16-, 17- or 19-inchaluminium alloy wheel designs, while the GT Line specification comes with a unique 19-inch wheel option as standard.
|Kia’s Sportage streamlined profile|
The turbo charged version churns out 130 kW (174 hp) and 265 Nm of torque. The diesel fueled range of the Sportage features a 2.0-litre unit with two outputs. The standard diesel engine comes packed with 100 kW (134 hp) and 373 Nm of torque, while the more powerful 2.0-litre ‘R’ engine features 134 kW (181 hp) and 400 Nm of torque. Paired with the engine are a selection of three transmissions: a six-speed manual, six-speed automatic and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
The infotainment system is paired with a 160 watt six-speaker audio system, while music lovers can specify a powerful 320 watt JBL Sound system, featuring eight speakers and an external amplifier. Below the line is the central console cascading downwards and tilted 10 degrees towards the driver.
With many functions now found on the optional touchscreen infotainment and navigation system, the new, uncluttered dashboard offers drivers an ergonomic layout functions designed to be clearly visible when on the move.
Front passengers now have more room thanks to the all-new Sportage larger wheelbase. Rear passengers have not been left alone either as they now enjoy an extra 19mm of legroom. The new body’s larger dimensions mean cargo space in the fourth-generation Sportage has expanded from 465 litres to 503 liters, made more practical by a dual-height luggage floor, allowing taller items to fit into the boot and still remain hidden by the tonneau cover.