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  • 07 March 2016

    2016 New Kia Sportage: Your Favourite Crossover is Back

    Reborn for 2016 the All-New, fourth-generation Kia Sportage has arrived at our Kia dealership and it has plenty of features to get excited about!


    Let’s take a brief look at these exhilarating features:

    • Pricing starts at just £17,995
    • Major advances in fuel efficiency, comfort, connectivity, convenience and safety.
    • 18 variants based on 4 engines, 3 gearboxes and 6 trim lines
    • All models are more fuel-efficient, with CO2 reductions of up to 29g/km
    • New connectivity and advanced driver assistance features
    • New GT-Line trim level adds a more sporty flourish

    History in the making

    History was made with Kia’s best-ever three-day order during the weekend launch of the New Sportage which went on sale on Friday 5th February. Almost 1,500 sold-orders were made during the weekend when word of the car’s remarkable, high-quality appearance and technologically advanced, up-graded interior spread.

    Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said, ”the all-new Sportage is a significant step forward for Kia, both in terms of interior quality and dynamic refinement and sophistication – and clearly both existing and new customers recognise that fact!”

    Just as the new fourth-generation Kia Sportage was released, the outgoing version was crowned the winner of the Used Car of the Year category at AM Awards.

    Kia Sportage’s WOW factors


    Now let’s take a look at the magnificent New Kia Sportage in more detail:

    Sporty Appearance


    Feast your eyes on the sleek, urban-friendly and athletic exterior which perfectly incorporates the key features of an SUV.

    At the front you’ll find a wide interpretation of Kia's ‘tiger nose’ main grille with a chrome surround. The bonnet curves up to cover the elongated headlamps which extend along the sides. LED daytime running lamps are standard, and the headlamps are bi-xenon adaptive units on grades 4/KX-4 and First Edition.

    Character lines stretch across the body to portray tension and precision, emphasised by sharp styled alloy wheels. The rear boasts a chiselled look with a mixture of surfaces and lines. Underneath the tailgate is an aerodynamic diffuser. From grades 4/KX-4, LED rear lamp units are fitted as standard.

    The new Sportage is 40mm longer than its predecessor, with a 30mm greater wheelbase but unchanged width and height – for a sportier look and greater fuel efficiency. If you fancy a more sporty flourish, new GT-Line versions of the Sportage gives Kia’s compact crossover a distinctive body treatment.

    Kia Sportage First Edition Sporty Appearance

    Economical Engines


    Kia have extensively revised the four engines that were available in the previous model to meet EU6 emissions regulations. The result is up to 7mpg more economical engines with CO2 reductions as much as 29g/km.

    Kia’s popular 1.7-litre CDRi engine boasts an improvement of more than 7mpg more fuel-efficient in combined mode while CO2 emissions have dropped by 16g/km.
    Both the lower-powered (134bhp) and higher-powered (182bhp) 2.0-litre CRDI engines combined with an automatic transmission have reduced emissions by 29g/km and 23gg/km respectively.

    Drivability has also been improved with more torque; the less-powerful 2.0-litre diesel now produces 275lb ft compared with the previous model's 236lb ft, and the 182bhp engine increases to from 282lb ft to 295lb ft.
    Fun Driving Dynamic

    There is no doubt about it - the Kia Sportage is a fun car to drive! The fourth-generation model can tackle any twisty UK roads with precision through a combination of a much stiffer body shell, extensive suspension revisions and a new steering system.

    Kia Sportage Engine

    Improved Interior Comfort


    Kia takes a leap forward in providing the driver with a quality ride in the new Sportage. The cabin features flush-fitting fixtures and trim, soft-to-touch materials and luxurious detailing. From grade 2 upwards a touch-screen system is fitted standard, which greatly reduces the number of buttons on the central console.

    You’ll be amazed at the more spacious cabin all thanks to the extended wheelbase; this has enabled comfortable increases to be made to the legroom, headroom and boot capacity.

    New Kia Sportage GT-Line Interior

    Five-star Safety


    All Sportage models in the UK have Kia’s Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) which enables sharper responses and greater precision. An all-disc, anti-lock braking system is supported by Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BAS) bringing maximum braking power to the wheels with most grip in an emergency.

    4/KX/-4 and First Edition models are fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

    All models from grade 2/KX-2 have Lane Keep Assist, High Beam Assist and a Speed Limit Information function displayed in the instrument cluster. A reversing camera is integrated with the 7.0- or 8.0-inch navigation touch-screen with rear parking sensors as standard.

    Euro NCAP has given the new Sportage a five-star safety rating even under the ever-tougher testing regime.

    New GT Line


    Sitting between grades 2 and 3 is the GT-Line, new to the Sportage range. This sporty spec boasts 19-inch alloy wheels, Kia GT's signature quad front fog lights, dual exhausts and metallic exterior trim. Where a DCT gearbox has been chosen, paddle shifters will also feature, as well as various interior trim upgrades.

    New Kia Sportage GT-Line

    2016 Kia Sportage Specifications


    Below are the Kia Sportage specifications listed by grade:

    Grade 1/KX-1

    • 16-inch alloy wheels and all-round disc brakes,
    • A black diamond-mesh grille with chromed surround,
    • Front fog lights,
    • LED daytime running lamps,
    • Cornering lights,
    • Chrome-coated belt-line mouldings,
    • Smart black cloth upholstery with a grey headlining,
    • Electrically adjustable door mirrors,
    • A leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear shifter,
    • All-round electric windows, air conditioning,
    • A DAB radio, Bluetooth with music streaming, USB and AUX ports,
    • 12-volt power outlet in the front and rear,
    • Trailer Stability Assist, Hill-start Assist, Downhill Brake Control and cruise control with speed limiter.

    Grade 2/KX-2

    • 17-inch alloys,
    • Body-coloured exterior handles with chrome inserts,
    • High-gloss paint on the front grille,
    • 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with integrated reversing camera and connectivity services,
    • Roof rails,
    • Privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate,
    • Black premium cloth upholstery and powered lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat,
    • Electrically folding and heated door mirrors with LED indicators,
    • Reversing sensors,
    • Automatic lights and wipers,
    • An auto-dimming rear-view mirror,
    • Dual automatic air conditioning with an automatic windscreen de-fog system,
    • A cooled glovebox,
    • Lane-Keep Assist, automatic high-beam assist and speed limit information functions.

    Grade 3/KX-3

    • 19-inch alloys,
    • A front wiper de-icer,
    • Black leather upholstery,
    • A high-gloss black centre fascia,
    • A rear USB charging point,
    • Heated front and outer rear seats,
    • 4.2-inch LCD TFT colour information display,
    • An 8” satellite navigation screen
    • A JBL® premium sound system with sub-woofer, external amp and front centre speaker.

    Grade 4/KX-4

    • Bi-xenon adaptive headlights with automatic levelling and washers,
    • Front parking sensors,
    • A smart key entry system and engine start/stop button,
    • Stainless steel door scuff plates,
    • A panoramic sunroof,
    • LED rear combination lamps,
    • 10-way power adjustable driver and eight-way adjustable front passenger ventilated seats,
    • A heated steering wheel,
    • Autonomous Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

    First Edition is distinguished by the Smart Parking Assist system, a smart powered tailgate, a wireless mobile phone charger, metallic paint in either Fusion White or Phantom Black, ‘First Edition' decals and stone grey two-tone leather upholstery.

    UK Sportage Technical Details


    Model

    Power
    bhp

    Torque
    Nm

    0–60
    sec

    Max speed
    mph

    Combined
    mpg

    CO2
    g/km

    1.6 GDi six-speed manual 1 

    130

    161

    11.1

    113

    42.2

    156

    1.7 CRDi six-speed manual 1 ISG

    114

    280

    11.1

    109

    61.4

    119

    2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed manual KX-1

    134

    373

    10.1

    114

    54.3

    139

    1.6 GDi six-speed manual 2 ISG

    130

    161

    11.1

    113

    44.8

    147

    1.7 CRDi six-speed manual 2 ISG

    114

    280

    11.1

    109

    61.4

    119

    2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed manual KX-2

    134

    373

    10.1

    114

    54.3

    139

    2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed auto KX-2

    134

    373

    11.6

    114

    47.9

    154

    1.7 CRDi six-speed manual 3 ISG

    114

    280

    11.1

    109

    61.4

    119

    2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed manual KX-3

    134

    373

    10.1

    114

    54.3

    139

    2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed auto KX-3

    134

    373

    11.6

    114

    47.9

    154

    1.7 CRDi six-speed manual 4 ISG

    114

    280

    11.1

    109

    61.4

    119

    2.0 CRDi (182bhp) six-speed manual KX-4

    182

    400

    9.2

    125

    47.9

    154

    2.0 CRDi (182bhp) six-speed auto KX-4

    182

    400

    9.2

    125

    44.8

    166

    2.0 CRDi (182bhp) six-speed auto First Edition

    182

    400

    9.2

    125

    44.8

    166

    1.6 T-GDi six-speed manual GT-Line

    174

    265

    9.2

    126

    37.2

    177

    1.6 T-GDi 7DCT GT-Line

    174

    265

    8.8

    125

    37.7

    175

    2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed manual GT-Line

    134

    373

    10.1

    114

    54.3

    139

    2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed auto GT-Line

    134

    373

    11.6

    114

    47.9

    154


    Fancy test driving the new Kia Sportage? Feel free to book a test drive at Howards Kia Weston-super-Mare.
     

     



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