Kia Sportage GT-Line
Over the years both Globally and in South Africa, the Kia Motor company has built a brand which is represented in most countries in the world. The Sportage model is a global best seller and is also the top selling SUV range in Kia’s stable. This flagship vehicle has almost three decades in the market and has now introduced the Sportage GT-Line positioned at the top of the Sportage range. This move will fill a gap before the fifth-generation model debuts next year in 2022.
The fourth and current-generation Sportage was launched in 2016, twenty-five years after the model was introduced to the world and is considered the most popular generation so far with the Sportage recording five-million global sales since 1991.
The new GT-Line sets itself apart from the rest with the introduction of distinctive LED combination lamps front and rear, dual exhaust outlets in chrome trim, model-specific skid-plates and skirting, and 19-inch alloy wheels. Inside the high-quality spacious interior, the GT-Line boasts smart two-tone diamond-patterned and perforated artificial leather trim on the seats, glossy finish on the centre console, flat bottom steering wheel and 4.2-inch colour instrumentation cluster.
Other GT-Line standard features include….
- Smart entry – push button start
- Dual-Zone automatic climate control
- Auto-folding mirrors
- 8-inch HD touchscreen (CarPlay/Android Auto)
- Electrically adjustable front seats
- Seat heating front and rear’
- Bi-LED headlights
- Height adjustable powered tailgate
- Panoramic sunroof
- Wireless smart phone charger
- Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror
- Cruise Control
Safety is not forgotten with 6-airbags, Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, ABS, and rear-view camera with front and rear parking-assist.
Power is provided by a 1.6-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine developing 130kW at 5,500 rpm and 265 Nm from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. The 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sends power to all 4 wheels achieving acceleration of 0-100 km/h in just 9.1 seconds.
The limited-edition new Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDi AWD GT-Line retails for R649 995 which includes Unlimited kilometre/5-year warranty and a 5- year/90 000km service plan. Available in South Africa from 15th October 2021.