The new Kia Sportage, available at Kia Rainham and Northfleet, features a range of enhancements to cement its position as the brand’s best-selling model in Europe. The new Sportage pairs an updated exterior and interior design with new safety and infotainment technologies, as well as efficient new powertrains complying with future emissions standards.
Changes to the Sportage extend
to ‘GT-Line’ models, which feature a series of unique upgrades compared to
other trim grades. The model is now available with an evolved version of its
‘tiger-nose’ grille, with new gloss black or matt black grille. New full-LED
headlamps with four-point LED daytime running lights and redesigned fog lamps
also provide maximum visibility and enhance the SUV’s light signature for a
more modern appearance. Silver painted front and rear skid plates are fitted to
‘Edition 25’, ‘4’, ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ models.
The car’s advanced all-new
EcoDynamics+ 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain is the first to be launched as
part of Kia’s global powertrain electrification strategy. With this
development, Kia becomes the first manufacturer to offer hybrid, plug-in
hybrid, battery-electric and 48-volt mild-hybrid technology across its model
line-up. Kia will launch 16 advanced powertrain vehicles by 2025, including
five new hybrids, five plug-in hybrids, five battery-electric vehicles and, in
2020, a new fuel-cell electric vehicle.
All models in the Sportage line-up feature Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM with voice control, as well as Bluetooth® with music streaming. A USB port for connection of an audio media device is provided in the front, and a USB charging port in the rear is provided on grade ‘4’ and ‘GT-Line S’. The 160-watt audio system comes with DAB radio with MP3 compatibility and features six-speakers. A shark fin antenna is also fitted to all Sportage models for clearer reception. For audiophiles, ‘Edition 25’, ‘4’ and ‘GT-Line S’ feature an uprated eight-speaker system from JBL®, with a more powerful 320-watt output, external amplifier and Clari-Fi™ music restoration technology.
To celebrate 25 years of the Kia Sportage, a special ‘Edition 25’ grade is available from launch and paired exclusively with the 1.6 GDi engine with manual transmission. Largely based on the grade ‘4’, the ‘Edition 25’ comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, black cloth and leather upholstery and premium paint at no extra cost. Other highlights include engine start/stop button with Smart Entry system, an eight-speaker JBL® premium sound system with sub-woofer, external amp and front centre speaker and an 8.0-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system.