ALL-NEW SPORTAGE SEES CHANGES AS IT ENTERS 2017
◾Introduction of a 'GT Line S' and 'KX-5' model.
◾1.7 CRDi engine wîth a 7-speed auto DCT on '2' and '3' grades.
◾Úpgrades to paint options and the multimedia system including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
December brings new changes to the all-new Sportage. The model, launched in February 2016, has had a huge 35,000 sold since then.
As well as the introduction of a 'GT-line S' model, a 'KX-5' version and a 1.7 DCT powertrain are now available. An updated multimedia system and new paint options have been added to the line-up. This means 2017 is set to be an exciting year for Sportage customers and the Korean car manufacturer hopes they will continue the Sportage's popularity well into 2017.
'GT-Line' on Sportage has proved to be a big success in its first year, and now the range sees an even higher specification, the 'GT-Line S'. This will provide the looks and styling of the GT-Line wîth a number of high level specification items to add further appeal to the line-up. The 'GT-Line S' will be paired wîth the high powered 2.0 CRDi 6-speed auto and the 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT powertrains. Additions also include a heated §teering wheel, headlamp washers, bi-xenon headlamps, smart park assist system plus much more.
Replacing the 'First Edition' is the KX-5. This is a range-topping high end, highly specified model that showcases the full extent of technology that the Sportage range has to offer, available wîth a 2.0 CRDi engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
It features two-tone leather upholstery, electronic parking brake, wireless phone charging plus much more over the KX-4.
On '2' and '3' grades, the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) paired wîth the 1.7 CRDi engine will be available. This improves the MPG and lowers the CO2 when compared to traditional automatics. MY17 Sportage also has an upgraded multimedia system from the '2' grade and above offering a number of key improvements such as 3D Mapping, SD map updates, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
As for the updated paint strategy, customers can choose whether to have Standard at no additional cost or Optional and Premium paint colours, for which the price will vary accordingly.Source - Kia
The first Kia Sportage was produced ontop of the Mazda Bongo platform. It was a smaller SUV, sold in either a two-door soft top or four-door bodystyles. The vehicles were sold in low numbers and were even recalled on two occasions for problems with the rear wheels dismounting while in use. The Sportage, however, was the first vehicle to be equipped with a knee airbag.
Production of the Kia Sportage continued in the North American market until 2002; worldwide, it continued until 2003.
The Sportage was out of the market for two years before the next generation was introduced. It was built ontop of the Hyundai Elantra and Tucson platform, and was Kias first crossover SUV. In comparison to the first generation, the Sportage has become more tamed - better suited for road use and less for 'off-roading'
The Sportage is available with an optional V6 engine which offers over 170 horsepower. It rests comfortably on a 103.5-inch wheelbase and has both front- and four-wheel drive capability.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2007
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