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Introducing the Kia Sportage

Kia's popular Sportage has entered its latest generation and brought a host of new features with it, which include innovative driver aids and a mild-hybrid engine choice.

As you'd expect, the Sportage comes with a fresh look, which has been designed to stand out from its rivals thanks to its distinguished appearance. And with a number of options available to personalise this SUV, you can own a car that reflects your character.

Naturally, practicality is enhanced over the previous generation, with a big boot and passenger space available in abundance. And because of the broad range of models, you can spec a Sportage to suit your needs down to the ground without overpaying for features you don't need.

Design and Practicality

Kia Sportage Boot Space

Looking at the Kia Sportage, drivers will notice the stunning re-styled front and rear bumpers, which feature a new full-width chrome strip. These strips come in either bright or dark chrome on the ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ variants.

Instead of xenon headlights, the Sportage now hosts striking bi-function LED headlights, which greatly improves visibility for drivers, consume less power and feature LED daytime running lights, too.

Inside there is plenty of space for tall adults to get comfortable in both the front and rear of the vehicle. It's also easy to fit a child seat thanks to the Isofix anchor points. Boot space is very reasonable at 491 litres, although this does increase to 1,480 litres with the rear seats folded down.

Technology and Safety

Kia Sportage Interior

The first thing you'll notice inside the Sportage is the crisp 8-inch multimedia system that has been installed. As standard it comes with European mapping as well as Android Auto and Apple Car Play; ideal for staying connected when you're on the move.

Other luxuries, such as a reversing camera system and dual automatic air-conditioning come as standard, while the addition of heated seats is a welcome one during the colder seasons.

Kia have fitted the Sportage with a wide number of driver aids and safety technologies, which have been designed to take the stress out of driving and give you peace of mind on the road.

Smart Cruise Control, Driver Attention Warning, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning and High Beam Assist all ensure you're safe when you're driving.

Economy and Performance

Kia Sportage Side Profile

There's a generous selection of engines readily available; including two petrol units and two diesels. There's even a mild-hybrid version for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint.

The two petrol engines, which consist of a 1.6-litre engine (one has been turbocharged) comes with either 130 or 174 bhp. The less-powerful variant will return 39.8 mpg while the more potent engine provides 36.2 mpg.

A turbocharged 1.6-litre diesel with two power outputs is available (with 114 and 134 bhp respectively) and are ideal for longer trips because they can return over 55 mpg.

Alongside that, drivers now have the option of the new 2.0 CRDi 48-volt mild-hybrid, which features an 8-speed automatic transmission and returns 45 mpg in normal driving conditions.

Sportage Models


Kia Sportage 1

Standard Features include:

  • 16" Alloy Wheels
  • Air Conditioning
  • Front Fog Lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Electrically Adjustable Door Mirrors
  • Cruise Control & Speed Limiter
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Voice Control
  • 7" Colour Touchscreen Audio Display
  • Reversing Camera


Kia Sportage 2

In addition to 1:

  • 17" Alloy Wheels
  • 7" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping featuring TomTom®
  • Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom®
  • Heated front seats
  • High Beam Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Dual Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Warning

GT Line

Kia Sportage GT Line

In addition to 2:

  • 19" Alloy Wheels (B-Type)
  • Black Leather Upholstery with Red Piping and Stitching
  • LED ‘Ice-Cube’ Front Fog Lights
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Stop/Start button
  • 7” touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping
  • Black headlining
  • Heated front and outer rear seats

GT Line S

Kia Sportage GT Line S

In addition to GT Line:

  • Smart Power Tailgate
  • Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
  • 8" touchscreen satellite navigation with European Mapping
  • 360-degree Around View Monitor
  • Black Leather Upholstery with Grey Leather Inserts

Test Drive the Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is a spacious family SUV that comes with lots of kit as standard and gives you plenty of reassurance thanks to its unbeatable 7-year/100,000 miles warranty. The option to spec a hybrid is ideal in the modern world, while the generous levels of technology are guaranteed to make life comfier on a daily basis.

To explore the Sportage for yourself, book a test drive at your nearest Evans Halshaw Kia retailer.