The Kia Sportage is a compact crossover vehicle built by the South Korean manufacturer Kia since 1993.
The new Sportage has a bold, dynamic design, with curves and lines, an expression of captivating style and sharp sophistication.
High tech black bezel headlamps with LED daytime running lights provide sharp illumination at night, added safety, and head-turning visual impact during the day. Multi-colored rear combination lamps are designed to add a bold design plus added visibility.
The modern appearance of the grille recognizes the membership of the Sportage in the Kia family. Bumper and fog lamps complement the sleek design of the crossover frontal styling, and add additional vision for foggy and rainy situations.
Surface-mounted roof rack lets you carry extra luggage or outdoor equipment.
Inside the Sportage, ergonomic space welcomes you aboard. Three key design elements embody the Sportage’s interior – elegance, smooth surfacing, and stylish functionality.
The steering wheel is a controller of entertainment system. The audio system can be controlled from the steering wheel. Bluetooth hands-free lets you talk on the phone without taking your hands off the steering wheel. With MP3, iPod, and USB connectivity, you can enjoy your favorite music with a crisp sound surround system. 4.2-inch TFT LCD screen displays a wide variety of useful vehicle information.
The automatic air conditioning with dual-zone control lets the driver or the passenger control the right temperature. The System automatically adjusts and maintains the optimal cabin climate.
Sportage capacity is not just for people, but for luggage of all shapes and sizes. The 60:40 split folding rear seats provides extra space for this stuff. You can configure the seats for maximum space. 2nd row seats can be folded with upright, split-folding, or full folding. Rear passengers can also find their ideal seating position with the 2-step seat back adjustable lever up to 5 degrees recline.
The glove box serves as mini chiller perfect for bottled drinks during the summer.
Firing up the ignition is easier and is keyless. All you have to do is push the button for engine start-up.
Well, under the hood, performance is surprising. The Sportage is engineered with:
Theta II 2.4 D-CVVT Gasoline engine
*Max. Power: 177 ps @ 6,000 rpm
*Max. Torque: 23.1 kg.m @ 4,000 rpm
Nu 2.0 D-CVVT Gasoline engine
*Max. Power: 158 ps @ 6,200 rpm (Euro 2) / 154 ps @ 6,200 rpm (Euro 3/4/5)
*Max. Torque: 19.6 kg.m @ 4,000 rpm.(Euro 2) / 19.5 kg.m @ 4,700 rpm (Euro 3/4/5)
R 2.0 VGT Diesel engine
*Max. Power: 177 ps @ 4,000 rpm (Euro 2/3) / 184 ps @ 4,000 rpm (Euro 4/5)
*Max. Torque: 39.0 kg.m @ 1,800~2,500 rpm M/T (Euro 2/3) / 40.0 kg.m @ 1,800~2,500 rpm A/T (Euro 4/5)
You can choose from either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
As for safety, the Sportage was installed with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that prevents the car from skidding and lets you maintain steering control under hard braking conditions. Downhill Brake Control (DBC) helps you safely maintain control and a steady speed on steep descents. Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) prevents you from rolling backwards when pulling away from a stop on an incline.
Active headrests cushion the head and neck during a rear-end collision, moving forwards and up within a split second of impact.
Parking in tight spaces can often be awkward. The Rear Parking Assistance System sounds an alert if you get too close to obstacles, making parking simpler than ever before. The 4.3-inch TFT LCD touch screen audio features backup camera display to ease the process of parallel parking and reversing out of sight spots. Triggering the camera happens automatically when the Sportage’s transmission is put into reverse.
Kia has never failed the consumer to develop economic, comfortable and safe cars. With that, the Sportage has become one of the best examples of Kia’s Power of Surprise. More about this car visit our car dealerships.