The top-of-the-range Sportage 1.6 T-GDi GT Line AWD which is powered by a 1.6 turbocharged engine that develops 130 kW of power and 265 Nm of torque mated to Kia’s new seven-speed dual clutch transmission will set you back R599 995.
On the other end of the spectrum, at just over half that price (R369 995), the Sportage range begins with the entry level Ignite powered by the 2.0-litre ‘Nu’ MPI engine, producing 114 kW and 192 Nm torque. Although this engine has been carried over from the third-generation Sportage, it has been significantly revised to improve efficiency and has the addition of advanced continuous variable valve timing (CVVT).
Moving up in the range is the 2.0-litre CRDi EX that costs R487 995, powered by an improved version of Kia’s ‘R’ turbodiesel engine, which produces 130 kW and 400 Nm of torque. The Sportage 2.0 CRDI EX is only available as a front-wheel drive model, and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-litre CRDi SX AWD adds more kit and all-wheel drive, coming in at R567 995.
The middle-of-the-range 2.4 GDi XS AWD model delivers 135 kW and 237 and its naturally aspirated petrol engine is mated with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Changes to the new model include the increased fuel tank size, from 58 litres to 62 and also more interior and luggage space because the car has a 30 mm longer wheelbase (at 2 670 mm) and is 40 mm longer overall than its predecessor (at 4 480 mm).
Feautures on some of the high spec models include a 7-inch colour touchscreen with integrated satellite navigation as standard. A rear-view parking camera, Kia’s Smart Power Tailgate, which opens the tailgate automatically when the key is ‘sensed’ in close proximity. There is also the Smart Welcome function, which turns on interior and door handle lamps and unfolds the door mirrors once the smart key fob is located within 1.3 to 1.7 metres of the door handle adds extra convenience.
Sportage 2.0 Ignite R369 995
Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX R487 995
Sportage 2.4 GDI SX AWD R557 995
Sportage 2.0 CRDi SX AWD R567 995
Sportage 1.6 T-GDI GT-LINE AWD R599 995
All Sportage models ship as standard with KIA’s innovative 5-year / Unlimited km warranty, 5-year / Unlimited km Roadside Assistance as well as a 5-year / 90 000km Service Plan.