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Kia’s fifth-generation Sportage makes its global debut. This new Sportage gets its past success of the Sportage is deeply rooted in a mindset of constant reinvention. According to the brand, it is developed on a new architecture, and it combines a driver-centric design with a state-of-the-art premium interior featuring a swooping integrated curved display that houses the very latest advancements in connectivity tech.
“Our new Sportage is a true inspiration for the SUV category in every sense,” said Artur Martins, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Brand and Customer Experience Division at Kia Corporation. “Be it the forward-thinking design, stellar interior, next-generation tech, efficient and responsive powertrains, the highest levels in safety systems or the very latest engineering breakthroughs that guarantee a responsive and optimal drive – the all-new Sportage is the ultimate urban SUV.”
As for the exterior of the all-new Sportage, it establishes new design boundaries and dramatically sets the tone for the next generation family. There are new Tense and crisp lines ripple along the refined body, amplifying dramatic styling tensions. At the same time, clean but muscular surfaces join forces with intricate graphics to give the SUV a dynamic and assertive road presence.
Moving to the interior of the Sportage at the centre of the Sportage, there is a modern cabin that sits a beautifully sculpted integrated curved display with a slim touchscreen pad and finely detailed air vents. There is a new high-tech 12-inch touchscreen and an advanced integrated controller that act as the nerve centre for driver and passenger connectivity, functionality and usability needs. Both systems have been created to be easy-to-use, highly intuitive and soft to touch. The 12-inch instrument cluster is equipped with the latest-generation full thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display for incredibly precise and clear graphics. A smartphone charging bay is also offered for high-speed wireless charging. It also gets in-car surround sound is delivered to the occupants of the all-new Sportage via an industry-leading speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system.
While for the powertrain, it gets a high-tech 1.6-litre TGDI which will be generating 180PS and 27.0kgf.m torque. The four-cylinder unit realizes enhanced fuel efficiency through a new and optimized combustion process. There is also 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.
While the 1.6-litre TGDI engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (7DCT), and 6-speed manual transmission is also available. The new R2.0-liter diesel engine comes with an extensively re-engineered 8-speed automatic transmission. This range will also feature hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models.
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