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2017 Kia Sportage: 7 new derivatives for SA

2017-05-31 13:57

Kia Motors has launched their new Sportage SUV model with 7 new derivatives. Image: Motorpress

  • Seven new Sportage derivatives
  • Local debut for 1.7 CRDI engine 
  • Plus variants gain additional features

Johannesburg – Kia South Africa expands its Sportage SUV range with the addition of seven new and enhanced derivatives.

The first addition to the line-up is the entry-level Sportage 2.0 Ignite model, currently only available with a manual transmission, gain a six-speed automatic at, says Kia SA, a “marginal premium over the manual derivative”.

Standard kit includes LED daytime running lights, auto headlights, reverse parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity and steering wheel-mounted controls.

The new Ignite Plus derivatives sees several exterior enhancements, including the addition of fog lights, as well as a wheel upgrade from 16” to 17”. Inside, it gains an electrochromatic rear-view mirror. 

The Sportage Ignite Plus can be ordered with a 2.0-litre petrol, capable of 114kW/192Nm and can be coupled with either a six-speed manual or auto.

The Ignite Plus also marks the debut of a 1.7-litre CRDI engine within the Sportage range as an alternative engine option. The new 1.7-litre turbodiesel engine is capable of 85kW/280 and is only available with a six-speed manual.

EXceptional value

At launch, the Sportage 2.0 CRDI EX was the only mid-spec offering in the range, paired to a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine and a six-speed auto. In 2017, Kia enhances its EX variant with the addition of a 2.0-litre petrol. The EX specification adds an electric parking brake, front park distance control, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, a Smart Key with Start/Stop button, leather upholstery, a leather steering wheel and gear knob and power folding side-mirrors.

The range further expands with the addition of two new EX Plus derivatives, available with a choice of 2.0-litre petrol or turbodiesel engine. The variants slot between the existing EX and SX all-wheel drive versions. Building on the standard kit featured in the EX, the new EX Pus gains 19” alloys, power front seats, a rear-view camera and 7” touchscreen with satnav.

The remainder of the Sportage line-up remains unchanged; 2.4 GDI and 2.0 CRDI SX AWD models and 1.6 T-GDI GT Line.

2017 Kia Sportage range: new derivatives in bold

Sportage 2.0 Ignite Manual - R369 995
Sportage 2.0 Ignite PLUS Manual - R376 995
Sportage 2.0 Ignite Automatic - R382 995
Sportage 2.0 Ignite PLUS Automatic - R389 995
Sportage 1.7 Ignite PLUS Manual - R406 995 (Available from June 30 2017)
Sportage 2.0 EX Automatic - R429 995  (Available from June 30 2017)
Sportage 2.0 EX PLUS Automatic - R459 995  (Available from June 30 2017)
Sportage 2.0 CRDI EX Automatic - R487 995
Sportage 2.0 CRDI EX PLUS Automatic - R517 995
Sportage 2.4 GDI SX AWD Automatic - R557 995
Sportage 2.0 CRDI SX AWD Automatic - R567 995
Sportage 1.6 T-GDI GT Line AWD DCT- R599 995

The Kia Sportage is sold with a 5-year or unlimited kilometre warranty, 5-years or unlimited kilometres roadside assistance and a 5-year or 90 000km service plan.

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