Kia introduces new GT-Line Sportage in South Africa
Kia introduces new GT-Line Sportage in South Africa

Kia introduces new GT-Line Sportage in South Africa

The Kia Sportage remains the brand’s best-selling model globally. The model has a nearly three decade-long heritage. The Sportage made its first appearance in 1991 at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The fourth and current-generation Sportage, which debuted locally in 2016 and set a record for The World’s Longest Test Drive, is considered the most popular Sportage yet, recording more than five-million global sales in 28 years.

The addition of the GT-Line derivative is can be seen as the pinnacle for the fourth generation as the new generation Sportage debuts next year.

These features are in addition to the following standard items that render the Sportage GT-Line a comprehensively specified luxury SUV:
• Smart entry with push-button start

• Dual-zone automatic climate control

• Auto-folding mirrors

• 8-inch HD touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

• Electrically adjustable front seats, including lumbar support

• Seat heating for front and rear passengers

• Bi-LED headlights with an auto-on/off function

• Height-adjustable powered tailgate

• Panoramic sunroof • Wireless smartphone charging

• Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror

• Cruise control

As always with a Kia, occupant safety was a foremost priority during development. The Sportage GT-Line offers as standard:
• ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Downhill Brake Control

• 6 airbags • Electronic Stability Control

• Hill-start Assist Control

• ISOFIX child-seat anchor points

• Rear-view camera with front and rear parking-assist sensors

 

A Kia emblazoned with the GT-Line logo deserves an impressively tractable engine. Under the Sportage’s muscular bonnet beats a 1.6-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine developing 130 kW of power at 5,500 r/min and 265 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,500 r/min. Powering all four wheels via an advanced 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Sportage for all reasons

“Whoever said family comfort and sporty performance don’t gel, clearly hadn’t driven the Sportage GT-Line yet,” says Stephen Crosse, Sales and Marketing Director, Kia South Africa. “It’s a no-compromise SUV offering a fuel-efficient, turbocharged engine, a dynamic driving experience and a spacious cabin with class-leading technology that ensures the comfort and safety of your family.”
The limited-edition new Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDi AWD GT-Line retails for R649,995, which includes Kia’s industry-leading Unlimited Kilometre / 5-year warranty (inclusive of Roadside Assistance), as well as a prepaid 5-year / 90,000 km service plan. The new Sportage GT-Line officially goes on sale across Kia South Africa’s national dealer network on 15 October 2021, with pre-orders open immediately.

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