All New Sportage sees changes as it enters 2017

  • Introduction of a ‘GT Line S’ and ‘KX-5’ model
  • 7 CRDi engine with a 7-speed auto DCT on ‘2’ and ‘3’ grades.
  • Upgrades to paint options and the multimedia system including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

A new year brings new changes and Kia’s most popular UK model has seen some exciting upgrades. 

As well as the introduction of a ‘GT-line S’ model, a ‘KX-5’ version and a 1.7 DCT powertrain are now available while 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 the New Year.

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Since its launch in February 2016, ‘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 with a number of high level specification items to add further appeal to the line-up.

The ‘GT-Line S’ will be paired with 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 steering wheel, headlamp washers, bi-xenon headlamps, 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 with a 2.0 CRDi engine and 6-speed automatic transmission.  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 with 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. Exterior colours come in six shades including Arctic White, Planet Blue and Phantom Black.

New and improved features on the all new Kia Sportage include reversing camera system which is activated when reverse gear is selected. The full-colour screen is displayed on the satellite navigation screen and includes superimposed lines to help guide the driver into a parking space (available on ‘2’/’KX-2′ upward).

The SLIF also gives you all the necessary information to help you stay within the limits. Using the camera on the windscreen, it reads speed limit signs along the road and overtaking restrictions, and displays the posted speed beside the speedometer and on the navigation screen. Autonomous Emergency Braking is another of the brand new safety features available and helps drivers avoid accidents by identifying critical situations early as well as reducing the severity of crashes which cannot be avoided by lowering the speed of collision.

 To find out more about the All-New Kia Sportage, and to arrange a test drive, visit Walkingshaw Kia, Joseph Noble Road, Lillyhall East, Workington or call 01900 358836.

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