NEW TEC SPORTAGE: Kia adds a special derivative to its popular Sportage SUV - the TEC edition. Image: Quickpic
• 'Value for money' Sportage
• Exclusive TEC units
• Limited numbers
JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Kia South Africa has added two new additions to its Sportage SUV range - a duo of limited edition TEC models.
We already have spy shots of Kia's next Sportage, so it's safe to say in an attempt to eke sales from its outgoing SUV, Kia needed to be crafty.
WHAT DOES IT OFFER?
The TEC units are based on the Sportage 2.0 CRDi auto and are available in front- and all-wheel drive.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Kia Sportage TEC
The limited editions gain new 18" alloy rims, LED taillight clusters, TEC-badging and sunroof.
Inside, the TEC units gains heatable front seats and privacy glass. The front-wheel drive version has xenons, keyless entry (with stop/start) and a LCD display (standard on the all-wheel drive unit).
Both limited editions are powered by a two-litre turbodiesel capable of 130kW/392Nm, mated to a six-speed auto gearbox.
The addition of the TEC versions means the range swells to 12 derivatives, ranging from R339 995 for the 2.0 Ignite to R488 995 for the top-of-the-range Sportage Explore.
Sportage2WD TEC - R427 995
Sportage AWD TEC - R462 995
All units are sold with a five-year or 150 000km warranty, a five-year or 100 000km service plan.