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New Kia Sportage SUV Unveiled

Kia Motors has unveiled new Kia Sportage SUV. This fifth-generation SUV comes with a driver-centric design, state-of-the-art premium interior featuring integrated curved display that houses the latest advancements in connectivity technology and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

The exterior of the Sportage has tense and crisp lines ripple along the refined body, amplifying dramatic styling tensions. From the front, the Sportage showcases a precise and intricate design form with its detailed-orientated black grille graphic stretching across the width of the face. The grille links Kia’s modern signature Tiger Nose grille to the distinctive futuristic-styled boomerang-shaped LED DRLs (daytime running lamps), which in turn create solid boundary lines for the striking Matrix LED head lamps.

The side profile of the all-new Sportage has taut lines cutting across clean but refined body surfaces that seamlessly blend the contrasting volumes together. It comes with a black roof.

All-new Sportage at the rear comes with a muscular swooping fastback design that flows into the rear lamps, which have been crafted to give the impression that they cut into the body with fine precision. The razor rear lamps are connected by a slim horizontal design to give it wide impression from the back. Depending on spec and model, new Sportage is equipped with 17-inch, 18-inch or range-topping 19-inch wheels, with a choice of seven different alloy designs, colors and finishes.

The interior of the all-new Sportage combines tech with luxury features, premium materials and modern style. The high-tech 12-inch touchscreen and advanced integrated controller act as the nerve center for driver and passenger connectivity, functionality and usability needs. The 12-inch instrument cluster is equipped with the latest-generation full thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display for incredibly precise and clear graphics. For immersive audio, it is armed with leading Harman Kardon premium sound system. An ergonomic center console has been optimally positioned for the driver and front passenger, providing storage, operating system configuration, cupholders and soft-touch switches, the latter sitting on a raised profile alongside the shift-by-wire transmission dial. A smartphone charging bay offers high-speed wireless charging.

The driver and front passenger seats combine innovation and comfort in a sporting slim design.

The all-new Sportage has wheelbase of 2,755mm, a width of 1,865mm, length of 4,660mm and height of 1,660mm which gives sufficient legroom, headroom and luggage capacity. The all-new Sportage offers 1,050mm legroom for second-row passengers and 1,000mm headroom, while luggage capacity is 637 liters (VDA). To maximize convenience, the rear seats can fold down with the simple press of a button, allowing for a flat cargo space to be created seamlessly and quickly.

For the first time in the Sportage’s history, the X-Line Sportage features a lugged bumper, side sill and curved roof rack. On the inside, a signature sage green color is used, with bold quilting and black metal wood. Opposite to the X-Line in the new Sportage line-up is the GT-Line model, which has been designed to take on a more urban crossover SUV form with standout body colors that are vivid and spirited. The interior plays off strong contrasts between black and white, giving the GT-Line model a lively sporty environment.

The all-new Sportage will be launched with powerful powertrains, including the very latest-generation clean gasoline and diesel IC engine technology. From launch, a high-tech 1.6-liter TGDI powertrain will be offered in the all-new Sportage line-up, generating 180PS and 27.0kgf.m torque. The four-cylinder unit realizes enhanced fuel efficiency through a new and optimized combustion process, breakthrough cooling technologies and key friction reduction measures, including an advanced integrated thermal management system and the use of a low-friction ball bearing.

Also included in the launch line-up is a new and highly efficient R2.0-liter diesel engine featuring an advanced variable geometry turbocharger that helps it to develop 186PS and 42.5kgf.m torque. The 2.0 four-cylinder unit has been designed in response to tightening emissions regulations and features an array of sophisticated technologies to drive down emissions output and enhance real-world fuel efficiency. Standout technical innovations include solenoid valve control, a variable capacity oil pump, an electric thermostat and an optimized lubricant and cooling setup.

The 1.6-liter TGDI engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (7DCT), while a 6-speed manual transmission is also available. The new R2.0-liter diesel engine comes with an extensively re-engineered 8-speed automatic transmission. The addition of a damper-controlled multi-disc torque converter serves to enhance fuel efficiency by enlarging the lock-up range and improves the new Sportage’s overall driving characteristics. .

The all-new Sportage range will also feature hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models that deliver a no-compromise eco-friendly SUV package.

The New Sportage range comes with Terrain Mode which gives outstanding ride capabilities in more challenging conditions such as snow, mud and sand. This new SUV incorporates various safety features such as Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology which helps the Sportage to avoid potential hazards, fully protecting occupants and other road users. It comes with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), which helps avoid collisions with objects in front of the vehicle while driving. If the preceding vehicle suddenly slows down, or if a forward collision risk is detected, such as a stopped vehicle, a pedestrian, or a cyclist in front of the Sportage, FCA provides a warning. After the warning, if the risk of collision increases, FCA automatically assists with emergency braking of the vehicle. Highway Driving Assist (HDA) helps maintain a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead when driving on a highway, while also helping center the all-new Sportage in its lane. Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) helps drive the all-new Sportage at a safe speed on the highway using real-time navigation data. When operating the turning signal to change lanes, if there is a risk of collision with a rear-side vehicle, a new Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) system will provide a warning to the driver. Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM) is also included on the all-new Sportage and further enhances safety and driver visibility when changing lanes by displaying a real-time rear-side image of the vehicle in the instrument cluster. Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) helps the driver to remotely park or exit a parking spot from outside the vehicle.

The new Sportage will be launched globally later this year.


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