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Kia streamlines Sportage trim level line-up

Kia Sportage 2020

Kia is making a series of updates to its Sportage range, with a new streamlined four trim level line-up.

The most significant change is the introduction of a new ‘3’ grade, joining ‘2’, ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ specifications.

All versions in the latest Sportage range feature a ‘frameless’ eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with the latest UVO Connect telematics system, as well as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth smartphone connectivity.

DAB digital radio is standard and Kia’s Connected Services powered by TomTom is included, offering a wide range of driving-oriented information.

Connectivity features include live traffic updates, speed camera locations and alerts, local search and weather forecasts.

The Kia Connected Services system can show drivers the price of fuel at nearby filling stations, as well as the location and real-time availability of parking spaces.

The touchscreen also integrates a reversing camera system, in addition to rear parking sensors.

Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) and High Beam Assist (HBA) are fitted to all versions of the latest Sportage, in addition to Blind-Sport Collision Warning (BCW) on ‘3’ and ‘GT-Line S’ models, while Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian detection is included as standard on the flagship ‘GT-Line S’ models.

Every Sportage also includes alloy wheels, heated front and outer rear seats, dual automatic air conditioning, privacy glass, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, rain sensing front wipers, automatic light control, electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors and cruise control with speed limiter.

The newly introduced ‘3’ specification builds on the ‘2’ grade and features a panoramic sunroof, front wiper de-icer, black leather upholstery, 10-way driver's and eight-way passenger's power adjustable seat (sliding, reclining, height adjustment), a high-gloss black centre fascia, aluminium door scuff plates, engine start/stop button with Smart Entry system, heated steering wheel, a 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display and Electronic Parking Brake (EPB).

On the outside of the Sportage ‘3’, there’s front parking sensors, black wheel arch body mouldings and side sills with chrome insert, silver painted front and rear skid plates, LED bi-function headlights, LED rear lights and Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)

‘GT-Line’ versions take grade ‘2’ specification as their basis, but with sportier styling. There are exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels, a high gloss ‘diamond’ mesh radiator grille with dark chrome surround, silver painted skid plates front and rear, LED rear combination lamps, front parking sensors, engine start/stop button with Smart Entry system, front wiper de-icer and paddle shifters on DCT versions.

A ‘GT-Line’ exterior styling pack adds ice-cube LED front fog lights, LED Bi-function headlights with adaptive lighting system and dual exhausts.

On the inside, there’s a high-gloss black centre fascia, black headlining, aluminium pedals and scuff plates, a chrome boot sill guard, a 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display and a D-shaped leather-covered sports steering wheel.

The top-of-the-range ‘GT-Line S’ models offer all of the equipment that ‘GT-Line’ features plus more luxurious touches – adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, 10-way power adjustable driver and eight-way adjustable front passenger seats, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, eight-speaker JBL premium sound system with subwoofer, external amplifier and front centre speaker, Smart Power Tailgate and a wireless phone charger.

There are three engines available on the Kia Sportage. The 1.6-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) engine produces 174bhp and 265Nm torque, with emissions from 183g/km.

The naturally aspirated 130bhp 1.6-litre GDi engine offers a maximum torque output of 161Nm, CO2 emissions from 177g/km and fuel economy of up to 36.2mpg on the combined cycle. With a top speed of 113mph, acceleration to 60mph takes 11.1 seconds. Diesel variants with mild-hybrid technology are also offered.

The petrol engines are direct-injection (GDi) 1.6-litre units from Kia's Gamma family.

In the Sportage, the T-GDi engine develops 174bhp at 5,500rpm, while maximum torque is 265Nm from 1,500rpm to 4,500rpm.

It accelerates the Sportage from 0-60mph in 8.9 seconds (2WD manual) or an even faster 8.8 seconds with the AWD 7DCT.

The Sportage offers a diesel engine that feature Kia’s all-new ‘EcoDynamics+’ 1.6-litre diesel mild-hybrid powertrains.

The 1.6-litre diesel mild-hybrid powertrains are offered with a six-speed manual gearbox with front-wheel-drive or seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox.

In addition, a seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with all-wheel-drive is offered. Producing 134bhp, the manual version has CO2 emissions from 141g/km and is capable of up to 52.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. With a top speed of 112mph, acceleration to 60mph takes 10.8 seconds.

The seven-speed DCT automatic 2WD versions also emit CO2 from 141g/km and achieve 52.3mpg, with a top speed of 112mph and acceleration to 62mph in 11.4 seconds.

For extra traction, buyers have the choice of a four-wheel-drive edition with seven-speed DCT automatic transmission, that manages CO2 emissions from 159g/km and fuel economy on the combined cycle from 46.3mpg, while accelerating to 60mph takes 11.6 seconds, with the same top speed of 112mph.

All models on the updated line-up for the Sportage are RDE2 compliant.

Model

2WD/AWD

Power bhp

Torque

Nm

0-60 secs

Max speed mph

Combined mpg

CO2 g/km

Price £

Sportage ‘2’ 1.6 GDi

130bhp 6-speed manual ISG

2WD

130

161

11.1

113

36.2

177

£23,445

Sportage ‘2’ 1.6 T-GDi

174bhp 6-speed manual ISG

AWD

174

265

9.2

126

33.2

192

£25,555

Sportage ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi

134bhp 48V 6-speed manual ISG

2WD

134

320

10.8

112

52.3

141

£25,150

Sportage ‘2’ 1.6 CRDi

134bhp 48V 7-speed auto DCT ISG

2WD

134

320

11.4

112

52.3

141

£26,630

Sportage ‘3’ 1.6 GDi

130bhp 6-speed manual ISG

2WD

130

161

11.1

113

34.9

184

£26,445

Sportage ‘3’ 1.6 T-GDi

174bhp 6-speed manual ISG

AWD

174

265

9.2

126

32.1

201

£28,555

Sportage ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi

134bhp 48V 6-speed manual ISG

2WD

134

320

10.8

112

47.9

153

£28,455

Sportage ‘3’ 1.6 CRDi

134bhp 48V 7-speed auto DCT ISG

2WD

134

320

11.4

112

49.6

150

£29,630

Sportage ‘GT-Line’ 1.6 T-GDi

174bhp 6-speed manual ISG

2WD

174

265

8.9

127

34.9

183

£29,660

Sportage ‘GT-Line’ 1.6 T-GDi

174bhp 7-speed auto DCT ISG

AWD

174

265

8.8

125

32.5

197

£29,480

Sportage ‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi

134bhp 48V 6-speed manual ISG

2WD

134

320

10.8

112

48.7

152

£27,555

Sportage ‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi

134bhp 48V 7-speed auto DCT ISG

2WD

134

320

11.4

112

48.7

151

£29,055

Sportage ‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi

134bhp 48V 7-speed auto DCT ISG

AWD

134

320

11.6

112

46.3

159

£30,575

Sportage ‘GT-Line S’ 1.6 T-GDi

174bhp 6-speed manual ISG

2WD

174

265

8.9

127

34.9

184

£30,510

Sportage ‘GT-Line S’ 1.6 T-GDi

174bhp 7-speed auto DCT ISG

AWD

174

265

8.8

125

32.1

200

£33,330

Sportage ‘GT-Line S’ 1.6 CRDi

134bhp 48V 6-speed manual ISG

2WD

134

320

10.8

112

47.9

155

£31,315

Sportage ‘GT-Line S’ 1.6 CRDi

134bhp 48V 7-speed auto DCT ISG

2WD

134

320

11.4

112

48.7

153

£32,805

Sportage ‘GT-Line S’ 1.6 CRDi

134bhp 48V 7-speed auto DCT ISG

AWD

134

320

11.6

112

46.3

161

£23,325



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