The Kia Sportage was the best selling model for Kia in the UK. With the global demand of SUV increases, Kia intends to further increase its mid-size SUV’s commercial success. This new Kia Sportage will be the fourth generation in the Sportage family tree. The Kia Sportage’s design continuing latest Kia’s design philosophy sharing from Cerato and Picanto.
The 2016 Sportage is currently available with two petrol-powered 1.6-liter units, good for 132 and 177 PS respectively, and three turbodiesels with 115 PS (1.7-liter), and 136 PS or 185 PS (both 2.0-liter units). The new engines and transmissions offer enhanced efficiency and performance, while both the car’s ride and its handling have been improved.
Modern-day active safety systems, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist, Speed Limit Information, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alerg, will be available, along with a significantly stronger safety structure, thanks in large part to the advanced high-strength steel.
Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe, Michael Cole, commented: “The Sportage is clearly demonstrating our brand values best and consistently accounting for more than a quarter of our European sales. As this hotly-contested segment continues to expand, the new model will reinforce our position among the market leaders, leading the way in terms of its refined innovation, distinctive design and high material quality.”
We look forward for Naza Kia Malaysia to bring the all-new 2016 Kia Sportage to town in a competitive price.