Kia confirms new Sportage prices

Kia has confirmed the prices for the new Sportage series, which is expected to be launched in early 2022.

The next-generation Sportage starts with a $ 34,990 introductory offer for the LX Urban, a 2.0-liter front-wheel-drive base model. From there, the range is expanded to LX +, Deluxe and X-Line models.

Urban versions use the 2.0-liter petrol engine that drives the front wheels, while those who want more power can look for the 1.6T models. Finally, diesel power will be available again.

The new Kia Sportage comes to New Zealand in nine different trim / engine combinations.

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The new Kia Sportage comes to New Zealand in nine different trim / engine combinations.

Deluxe and X-Line models with 1.6-liter turbo engine come in four-wheel drive, just like all the diesel options.

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Kia has not detailed the engines yet, but assuming they are transmission from previous models, you can expect the 2.0 to provide around 144 kW and a torque of 192 Nm, paired with a six-speed automatic. Fuel economy should reach below 8L / 100 km.

The off-road-oriented X-Line comes with petrol and diesel power.

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The off-road-oriented X-Line comes with petrol and diesel power.

The 1.6-liter turbo should provide around 134 kW / 265 Nm paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, while the 2.0-liter diesel engine will likely sit at 139 kW / 417Nm with an eight-speed torque converter automatic.

The FWD 2.0-liter petrol models start at $ 34,990 LX Urban and $ 39,990 LX + Urban before peaking at $ 42,990 Deluxe Urban, while the AWD 1.6-liter turbo petrol series starts at $ 46,990 Deluxe and tops at $ 54,990 X-Line. .

The AWD 2.0-liter diesel range is surprisingly expansive, including $ 43,990 LX, $ 46,990 LX + and $ 49,990 Deluxe, before ending with the $ 59,990 X-Line, which tops the Sportage range.

The exact specifications have not yet been announced, but expect the new Sportage to increase the interior quality.

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The exact specifications have not yet been announced, but expect the new Sportage to increase the interior quality.

The outgoing Sportage LX sold 417 units for the year to September, while the up-specified LX + version switched a further 364 units.

Kia has confirmed that it has received more than 500 orders per. launch of the new model, although it did not say whether these were for the new LX (which was priced in September) or also for other versions.

“We look forward to welcoming the all-new model to New Zealand and have high expectations that it will continue to maintain its position as the most popular vehicle in our line-up,” said Kia New Zealand CEO, Todd McDonald.

Eventually, plug-in and hybrid options will also be available.

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Eventually, plug-in and hybrid options will also be available.

The next generation of Sportage runs on the new N3 architecture and packs a new Terrain Mode, which “automatically adjusts Sportage settings so that the vehicle realizes optimal driving dynamics for any given road condition and environment, including snow, mud and sand.” Other modes include Comfort, Eco, Sport or Smart, just like the current Kia models.

Sportage also gets Kia’s E-Handling system, which improves agility and stability, and works with a new Electric Control Suspension system.

The final specifications and other important details will be confirmed later this quarter.

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