New Kia Sportage range now boosted to a dozen choices

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KIA has added seven more derivatives to its new Kia Sportage line-up, launched in South Africa late in 2016, bring­ing the to­tal to 12.

The en­try-level Sportage 2.0 Ig­nite, which was launched with man­ual gear­box only, is now also avail­able with a six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, for R13 000 more.

The next step up is the Ig­nite Plus trim level, adding front fog­lights and an elec­trochro­matic rear view mir­ror to the base spec, with 17” al­loys in place of the Ig­nite’s six­teens. It’s also the first Sportage with a 1.7-litre CRDI tur­bod­iesel, rated for 85kW and 280Nm, mated to a six-speed man­ual ‘box.

the Ig­nite Plus is also of­fered with Kia’s fa­mil­iar 114kW/192Nm two-litre petrol, in your choice of six-speed man­ual or au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

The mid-range EX trim level, pre­vi­ously only in two-litre CRDI tur­bod­iesel, six-speed auto for­mat, now in­cludes a two-litre petrol op­tion, also with au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, and the up­specced EX Plus trim, adding power-ad­justable front seats, an 18cm touch­screen with built-in sat­nav, a rearview cam­era and 19” al­loy rims.

The range-top­ping SX mod­els and 1.6-litre tur­bopetrol GT Line re­main un­changed, as does the Sportage’s five-year, un­lim­ited dis­tance war­ranty and five-year or 90 000km ser­vice plan.

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