Kia has announced pricing and specifications for the fourth-generation of its best-selling model in the UK, the Sportage crossover. There are 18 variants on offer priced from just £17,995 on the road. For the first time GT-Line versions add an even more sporty flourish to the range, while the line-up is headed by the First Edition model, priced at £31,645. GT-Line models start at £24,350.
The new Sportage brings advances in fuel efficiency, comfort, connectivity, convenience and safety. The acclaimed styling of a model which sells as much on its looks as on its practicality has been subtly modernised and every model benefits from a more premium look and feel to the interior.
There are now four engines and three transmissions with the introduction of a 1.6-litre T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) unit and a 7DCT (seven-speed dual-clutch automatic) gearbox, both of which are reserved exclusively for GT-Line. They join extensively re-engineered 1.6-litre GDi petrol and 1.7- and 2.0-litre turbodiesel power units with improved fuel economy and CO2 reductions of up to 29g/km, which means significantly lower company car tax for the Sportage’s loyal legions of business drivers.
The six trim lines are badged 1, 2, 3, 4, GT-Line and First Edition. All versions powered by the 1.6-litre GDi and 1.7-litre CRDi engines are front-wheel drive, while those powered by the 1.6-litre T-GDi unit and the two 2.0-litre CRDi diesels have all-wheel drive. Four-wheel-drive versions are distinguished by the ‘KX’ prefix in the model designation – except for GT-Line and First Edition versions.
UK Sportage pricing
|1.6 GDi six-speed manual 1||£17,995|
|1.7 CRDi six-speed manual 1||£19,745|
|2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed manual KX-1||£21,995|
|1.6 GDi six-speed manual 2||£20,500|
|1.7 CRDi six-speed manual 2||£22,050|
|2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed manual KX-2||£24,300|
|2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed auto 2||£25,610|
|1.7 CRDi six-speed manual 3||£24,750|
|2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed manual KX-3||£27,000|
|2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed auto KX-3||£28,310|
|1.7 CRDi six-speed manual 4||£26,550|
|2.0 CRDi (182bhp) six-speed manual KX-4||£29,400|
|2.0 CRDi (182bhp) six-speed auto KX-4||£30,710|
|2.0 CRDi (182bhp) six-speed auto First Edition||£31,645|
|1.6 T-GDi six-speed manual GT-Line||£24,350|
|1.6 T-GDi 7DCT GT-Line||£25,650|
|2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed manual GT-Line||£25,850|
|2.0 CRDi (134bhp) six-speed auto GT-Line||£27,160|