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Brand New Kia Sportage 1.6T GDi ISG GT-Line 5dr

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£219 per month+ VAT

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" touch screenApple car play/Android Auto
Bluetooth connectivity with voice controlColour information display
Cruise control + speed limiterDigital clock
Drive mode selectorFront and rear parking sensors
Kia connected servicesLane keep assist
Satellite navigation with rear view parking cameraSpeed limit display
Speed sensitive power steeringStop/start button
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersBluetooth audio streaming
DAB Radio with MP3Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB/iPod/auxiliary input connections 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic front rain sensing wipersAutomatic headlights
Black side sill mouldingBody colour bumpers
Body colour electric adjustable door mirrorsCornering light
Dual exhaust pipesElectric folding door mirrors
Electric windowsFollow me home headlights
Front drivers side windows/one touch up/downHeadlamp levelling
Heated door mirrorsHigh beam assist
LED daytime running lightsLED indicators in door mirrors
LED rear lightsPrivacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
Rear spoilerRear wiper
Roof railsShark fin roof aerial
Speed sensitive front wipersTinted glass
Trailer stability assistWelcome home function
Wide angle drivers door mirror 

Interior Features

12V power in rear centre console12V power point front
3 passenger grab handles60/40 split folding rear seat
Air filterCentre console storage box/armrest
Centre room lampDoor armrest in leather
Door courtesy lampsDriver's lumbar support
Driver's seat height adjusterDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFront and rear door pockets
Front map lightsFront seatback pockets
Heated front and outer rear seatsHeight adjustable headrests
Illuminated gloveboxIlluminated vanity mirrors
Isofix child seat preparationLeather trimmed gearshift
Leather upholsteryLuggage area lamp
Luggage compartment coverLuggage net hooks
Paddle shift controlsRear centre armrest with cupholder
Rear coat hooksRear headrests
Satin chrome interior door handlesStainless Steel Scuff Plates
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelVentilation ducts to rear compartment

Packs

Exterior Styling Pack - GT-LineInterior Styling Pack - Sportage GT-Line/GT-Line S

Safety

3 point front seat belts3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS/EBDActive front headrests
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impactDual front airbags
Emergency stop signal systemESP + traction control
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersFront side airbags
Full size curtain airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Rear child proof door locksTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Anti theft alarmDeadlocks
ImmobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Smart keyless entrySpeed sensitive auto door locking

Trim

High gloss black centre fascia 

Wheels

19" alloy Wheels B-typeTemporary spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.133CO2 (g/km)175
HC0.025Noise Level dB(A)73
NOx0.011Particles0.0019
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1591Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears7 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)37.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)43.5EC Urban (mpg)30.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power174
Coin DescriptionT GDiCoin SeriesGT-Line
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %83NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)8.8
Engine Power - BHP174Engine Power - KW130
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT196
Engine Torque - MKG27Engine Torque - NM265
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed125

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front245/45 R19Tyre Size Rear245/45 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1635Height (including roof rails)1645
Length4480Wheelbase2670
Width1855 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)62Gross Vehicle Weight2190
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1480Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)491
Max. Loading Weight581Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1609No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Sportage

This improved fourth generation Kia's Sportage is an affordable mid-sized SUV that delivers even more of what buyers are looking for in this segment. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

How did the Kia Sportage quietly develop from also-ran to front runner in the budget SUV stakes? By offering more of what people want, that's how. This improved fourth generation car now delivers mild hybrid diesel technology across most of the range, plus gets an efficient entry-level diesel engine too, along with smart looks, plenty of safety kit and decent media connectivity. The motto here seems to be 'If it aint broke, try even harder to fix it'.

Background

It might be easy to believe that the market for compact and mid-sized SUVs hasn't essentially changed all that much in the last ten years, but it's now radically different and the biggest beneficiary of these changes has been Kia, and more specifically its Sportage. Consider this. Just over ten years ago, you could pick up a brand new entry level Land Rover Freelander for under £16,000. Even as I'm typing this, I'm double checking to see if that's correct. It is. Nowadays the Freelander's Discovery Sport replacement would probably set you back well over £30,000. That's a massive increase. Yet the Office of National Statistics tells us that the average annual wage over the same period rose by 37%. What it all means is that a huge amount of buyers are being priced out of the SUV market. That's something that Kia not only recognised, but also put itself in prime position to capitalise on with its impressive fourth generation Sportage. This revised version of that car gets a smarter look inside and out and a range of technologies to improve comfort, convenience, connectivity and safety. If you're buying a mid-sized SUV or a Qashqai-like Crossover model in this segment, it's well worth a look.

Driving Experience

This improved fourth generation model carries over many of the mechanicals of its predecessor, but adds some new technology too. As before, buyers get a choice of both front and four wheel drive models. And engines? Well the petrol range is made up of a normally aspirated 1.6-litre GDI 130bhp unit and a much pokier T-GDI turbo 174bhp powerplant. Go for the T-GDI variant and you get the option of the brand's seven-speed 7DCT dual-clutch automatic gearbox, also offered elsewhere in the range. Most Sportage buyers though, want a diesel, so they'll be pleased to hear that Kia has now extended its mild hybrid lightly electrified technology to cover the top 134bhp version of its 1.6 CRDi 'U3' diesel unit (the lesser 114bhp version of this engine continues as before). The top 2.0-litre CRDi powerplant was the first of the brand's diesel units to get the company's mild hybrid diesel powertrain. The system supplements acceleration with power from a compact 0.44 kWh 48-volt lithium-ion battery, and extends engine 'off time' with a Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator (MHSG) unit. The MHSG is connected by belt to the engine's crankshaft, and switches seamlessly between 'motor' and 'generator' modes. In 'motor' mode the battery is discharged under acceleration, providing power assistance to the engine, to reduce engine load and emissions. Under deceleration - when braking, or coasting towards a junction or downhill - the MHSG switches to 'generator' mode, recuperating energy from the crankshaft to recharge the battery on-the-go.

Design and Build

Kia has lightly updated this MK4 Sportage model's looks in recent times. At the front, there's a redesigned front bumper with smarter fog lamp housings, plus an evolved version of the brand's 'tiger-nose' grille. Sleeker full-LED headlamps with four-point LED daytime running lights also feature. At the rear, the slim combination lamps feature a more distinctive C-shaped LED light signature. The reversing lamp is integrated into a restyled rear bumper with longer reflectors positioned below and is finished with a flash of chrome across its base. In profile, the upgraded model is available with more stylish 16, 17 and 19-inch alloy wheel designs, and some versions have the sill trim finished in chrome. Inside, minor upgrades over the original version of this design include a redesigned steering wheel, a revised driver instrument cluster and smarter ventilation controls. The infotainment systems in the Sportage have been upgraded. Depending on trim, there is either a 7.0-inch touchscreen or a new 'frameless' 8.0-inch system, each with DAB digital radio. All satellite navigation systems include Kia's Connected Services powered by TomTom as standard, offering a wide range of driving-oriented information. As before, the cabin is decently spacious, with plenty of headroom front and rear. At the back, the seats recline for greater long distance comfort. Out back, boot space is rated at 503-litres.

Market and Model

Prices are much as they were before, starting at around £20,500 and rising to around £35,000. There's a choice of '1', '2', '4', 'GT-Line' and 'GT-Line S' trim levels. An AWD 4x4 system is either optional or standard on most models, as is Kia's 7-speed 7DCT auto transmission. All models come well equipped. Even the grade '1' variants come with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, a DAB radio, Bluetooth with voice recognition, automatic light control, a reversing camera system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. In addition, there's Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and cruise control. All models from grade '2' spec have a Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) to alert a tired driver who may be about to stray into the path of a vehicle approaching from behind. Plus High Beam Assist (HBA) to switch between full and dipped beam automatically when there are other vehicles in their vicinity on unlit roads. And a Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) within the instrument cluster.

Cost of Ownership

The big news here is in the extension of 48V mild hybrid technology to the base 1.6 CRDi diesel. That's meant a 2WD variant with that engine can return up to 62.9mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and a NEDC-rated CO2 reading of 120g/km. For the AWD version, the figures are 57.8mpg and 131g/km. For the 182bhp 2.0 CRDi 48V mild hybrid auto model, the figures are 48.8mpg and 150g/km. Whatever mild hybrid diesel you select in the range, the technology's clever. The engine is assisted by a compact starter-generator unit belt-connected to the crankshaft. Power for the 48V Ecodynamics+ system comes from a small lithium ion battery mounted beneath the boot floor and the 13bhp electrical boost it facilitates boosts the Sportage's total output under acceleration. When you lift off the throttle to coast, or use the brakes, the starter becomes a generator, recharging the battery with energy that you'd otherwise lose in the form of heat. Kia claims that this technology improves efficiency by up to 4%. All Sportage models, like all Kias, get the brand's impressive 7-year warranty.

Summary

Have the updates made to this improved fourth generation Kia Sportage been sufficient to keep buyers loyal? It's true that they could have been more far-reaching, but there's just enough here to keep existing customers happy, we think. That's important as Kia is fortunate enough to have quite a few of these people in the UK, thanks to the impressive sales success achieved by earlier generation versions of this car. This enhanced MK4 model offers these folk a little more technology and, as before, they'll like the generous equipment levels and long warranty. Ultimately, it's a car you sit in and wonder just how so many rivals can really be worth around £5,000 more. That says it all really.

Performance
60%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
90%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£219
Initial Rental£1314
Term (months)36
Contract mileage30,000
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