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KIA Australia has today launched the new Sportage. The third generation compact SUV takes KIA’s design language to a new level by sporting a modern, clean and elegant look from the front and rear.

The new KIA Sportage arrives in KIA dealerships across Australia tomorrow with the model expected to officially go on sale this weekend.

KIA Australia will bring Sportage here with a choice of three different engines. A 2.0-litre petrol with 122 kW and 197 Nm of torque (five-speed manual and six-speed auto), a 2.4-litre petrol with 130 kW and 227 Nm of torque (auto only) or the pick of the bunch, the highly acclaimed 2.0-litre R-diesel engine (shared with the Hyundai ix35) that puts out an impressive 135 kW and 392 Nm of torque (auto only).

Some of the package highlights include a full compliment of safety features standard across the range (including six-airbags), a unique Dynamax AWD system designed by Magna (different to the one used in the ix35) as well as LED daytime running lights and push-button start with smart key.

Interestingly high-end spec Sportages come with ventilated driver seats, a feature we are only used to seeing in luxury European cars.

CarAvice is currently attending the launch of the new KIA Sportage in Queenstown (NZ). Expect a full review in the next 24 hours.

Prices:

KIA Sportage Si 2WD Manual – $25,990 – 2.0L
KIA Sportage Si 2WD Auto – $27,990 – 2.0L
KIA Sportage SLi 4WD – $31,990 – 2.4L
KIA Sportage Platinum 4WD – $35,990 – 2.4L
KIA Sportage SLi 4WD – $34,990 – 2.0R diesel
KIA Sportage Platinum 4WD – $39,990 – 2.0R diesel

All-new Kia Sportage

Features: Si

  • • 2.0L Theta II petrol (122kW / 197Nm)
  • • 5-spd manual / 6-spd automatic
  • • 2WD
  • • 17” alloy wheels (225/60R17) with full-size spare
  • • Body coloured door handles & mirrors
  • • Metallic silver painted ‘Schreyer’ grille
  • • Electric mirrors with side indicators
  • • Front fog lamps
  • • LED-look rear combinations lamps
  • • Steering wheel mounted audio remote
  • • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • • 60:40 split folding rear seats
  • • Rear armrest with dual cup holders
  • • Rear seatback folding straps
  • • Flat woven cloth seat
  • • 6 airbags (w. rollover sens) & Active front headrests
  • • ESP with ABS, DBC, HAC
  • • Keyless entry with burglar alarm
  • • CD player (USB/iPod) / 6 speakers
  • • Auto cruise control
  • • Manual air-conditioner

SLi

  • 2.4L Theta II petrol (130kW / 227Nm) or
  • 2.0L R diesel (135kW / 392Nm)
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • AWD (Dynamax)

Si model features plus:

  • • Chrome door handles
  • • Chrome ‘Schreyer’ grille & belt line moulding
  • • Roof rails
  • • Rear spoiler
  • • Leather-wrapped s/wheel & shift knob
  • • Artificial leather covered door trim
  • • Rear view camera with in-mirror display
  • • Driver window auto up & down with safety function
  • • Auto light control (dusk sensors)
  • • 6-function trip computer
  • • Sunvisors with illumination and extension
  • • Dual zone full automatic climate control
  • • Electric driver’s seat lumbar support
  • • Tricot cloth seat

PLATINUM

  • 2.4L Theta II petrol (130kW / 227Nm) or
  • 2.0L R diesel (135kW / 392Nm)
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • AWD (Dynamax)

SLi model features plus:

  • • 18” alloy wheels (235/55R18) with full-size spare
  • • Privacy glass
  • • LED type daytime running light (DRL)
  • • Power driver’s seat (8 way)
  • • Ventilated driver’s seat
  • • Front seat warmers
  • • Leather seats
  • • 6CD changer with external amplifier & sub-woofer
  • • Panoramic sunroof
  • • Smart key with button start
  • • Windshield wipers with rain sensor
  • • Cooling glove box
  • • Luggage net
  • • Back warning sensors

Engines

2.0-litre / 122 kW Petrol

  • Name / Type ‘Theta II’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with dual CVVT
  • Capacity 2.0-litres, 1998cc
  • Max power 122Kw @ 6200rpm
  • Max torque 197Nm @ 4600rpm
  • Fuel system Multi-point injection

2.4-litre / 130kW Petrol

  • Name / Type ‘Theta II’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with dual CVVT
  • Capacity 2.4-litres, 2359cc
  • Max power 130Kw @ 6000rpm
  • Max torque 227Nm @ 4000rpm
  • Fuel system Multi-point injection

2.0-litre / 135 Kw Diesel

  • Name / Type ‘R2.0’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with single VGT
  • Capacity 2.0-litres, 1995cc
  • Max power 135kW @ 4000rpm
  • Max torque 393Nm @ 1800-2500rpm
  • Fuel system CRDi, common-rail, high pressure, direct injection
  • Turbo system Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT)

Suspension & Damping

  • Front Fully independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson Struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.
  • Rear Fully independent by subframe-mounted multi-links, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers.

Steering

  • Type Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
  • Overall ratio 16.1:1
  • Gearing 2.99 turns lock-to-lock
  • Turning circle 10.58 metres

Brakes

  • Power Tandem 8+9 inch booster
  • Front 300 x 28mm ventilated discs
  • Rear 284 x 10mm solid discs
  • Parking brake Hand operated lever
  • ABS 4-channel anti-lock system with EBD
  • BAS Boosts braking power during emergency stops
  • DBC Downhill brake control maintains 8kph during descents
  • Braking 100-to-0 kph 43.5 metres

Wheels & Tyres

  • Si / SLi Alloy 17 in x 6.5J 225/60 R17 tyres
  • Platinum Alloy 18 in x 6.5J 235/55 R18 tyres
  • Spare Full size alloy wheel and tyre

DIMENSIONS

Exterior (mm)

  • Overall length 4440 Overall width* 1855
  • Overall height 1635** Wheelbase 2640
  • Front track 1614 Rear track 1615
  • Front overhang 890 Rear overhang 910
  • Ground clearance 172

*excluding door mirrors / **excluding roof rack

Interior (mm) Front Rear

  • Headroom 992 977
  • Legroom 1051 963
  • Shoulder room 1440 1400
  • Hip room 1364 1246

Capacities (all models)

  • Fuel tank 55 litres
  • Luggage (SAE) 740 litres (behind rear seats)
  • 1547 litres (behind front seats, rear seats folded)

Off-road Capabilities

  • Approach angle 28.1 degrees Departure angle 28.2 degrees
  • Ramp over angle 17.7 degrees Roll over angle 45.0 degrees
  • Max climb angle 44.2 degrees



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