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2011 KIA Sportage Launched

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.
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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
  • Rear284 x 10mm solid discs
  • Parking brake Hand operated lever
  • ABS 4-channel anti-lock system with EBD
  • BASBoosts braking power during emergency stops
  • DBC Downhill brake control maintains 8kph during descents
  • Braking 100-to-0 kph43.5 metres

Wheels & Tyres

  • Si / SLiAlloy 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 room1364 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 angle17.7 degrees Roll over angle 45.0 degrees
  • Max climb angle 44.2 degrees