Kia Sportage (2014)
Kia Sportage (2014)

The revised Kia Sportage 2014 has gone on sale with the first cars arriving in showrooms from February.

The entry level petrol 1.6 GDi 133bhp 6-speed manual model is priced from £17,495 with the top of the range diesel 'KX-4' 2.0 CRDi 181bhp 6-speed auto costing £29,495.

Kia have listened to their customer base and have added new engine options across at both entry and top-of-the-range levels plus Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Trailer Stability Assist is now standard across the range.

Kia Sportage Exterior Revisions

Other changes include a revised version of Kia's 'tiger-nosed' grille with chrome surrounds and a new central radiator mesh design. The rear lights have been enhanced and LED lighting is standard on top-of-the-range models, they also gain a shark-fin antenna mounted on the rear of the roof.

There is a new range of 16-inch, 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Kia Sportage Interior Revisions

Inside there is a new soft 'nano' paint finish has been added to the dashboard and centre console and there is now centre console illumination and soft-touch upper door trims. The door-mounted audio tweeters have been repositioned to enhance sound quality.

The ‘4’ model gains a heated steering wheel and a 6-way power adjustable driver's seat.

There are new folding keys and, on models with an engine start/stop button there is a smart key.

A 4.2-inch TFT LCD supervision cluster is mounted between the recessed dials of the newly designed dual-bezel instrument display has been added to selected trim levels. The supervision cluster incorporates trip information, outdoor temperature, information about the chosen Flex Steer modes, a gear shift indicator on manual versions and the Parallel Park Assist functionality on models where it is fitted.

A new 4.3-inch TFT LCD colour touch-screen audio system with an integrated rear-view camera display helping owners when reversing or parking - features on higher grade models. 'satellite navigation versions have a 7-inch colour touch-screen with mapping for 44 European countries, full UK postcode recognition, and traffic messaging with a detour function, motorway junction views, lane guidance, speed limit warnings and multi-route planning.

An Infinity premium audio system is now available on Sportage with seven speakers, including a sub-woofer mounted in the right-hand rear of the cabin.

Kia Sportage Driving Dynamics Revisions

For 2014 high end models will gain Kia's Flex Steer system which allows you to select three different levels of power assistance according to your preference. There is a Standard Mode; Comfort mode provides increased help for parking or manoeuvring in tight areas, for example, while Sport lessens the assistance for increased feel and stability at higher speeds.

Kia Sportage New 2014 Models

Two new variants at the top and bottom have been added to the 16 car line up - an all-wheel drive 2.0 CRDi entry level and the 1.7 CRDi turbodiesel is an option on the top spec two-wheel drive model.

The 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol unit and 1.7-litre turbodiesel made their debuts in the Sportage and are the most popular of the range in the UK. They come as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, while with the 2.0-litre engines buyers are offered the choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The Dymax intelligent all-wheel-drive system is standard on every 2.0-litre model.

Kia Sportage Prices 2014

Version Price (OTR)
‘1' 1.6 GDi 133bhp 6-speed manual £17,495
‘1' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG £19,095
‘KX-1' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual £21,495
‘2' 1.6 GDi 133bhp 6-speed manual ISG £19,795
‘2' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG £21,195
‘KX-2' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual £23,595
‘KX-2' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed auto £24,895
‘3' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG £23,095
‘KX-3' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual £25,495
‘KX-3' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed auto £26,795
‘3 Sat Nav' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG £23,895
‘KX-3 Sat Nav' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual £26,295
‘KX-3 Sat Nav' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed auto £27,595
‘4' .7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG £24,995
‘KX-4' 2.0 CRDi 181bhp 6-speed manual £28,195
‘KX-4' 2.0 CRDi 181bhp 6-speed auto £29,495
Kia Sportage Technical Data 2014
Performance & Economy 1.6 GDi 1.7 CRDi 2.0 CRDi Man/auto 2.0 CRDi Man/auto
Power (bhp) 133 114 134 181
Torque (Nm / (lb/ft)) 165 260 320 383 / 392
0 - 60 mph (seconds) 10.7 11.9 10.9 / 11.6 9.4
Top Speed (mph) 111 107 112 / 112 120 / 121
CO2 Emissions (g/km) 149 / 158* 135 (16/17") / 143 (18") 149 17" 156 £18" 179 17" 183 18" 158 / 189
VED Band F / G* E / F F, G / I G / J
Combined Economy (mpg) 44.1 / 41.5* 54.3 / 52.3 49.6 17" 47.1 18"/ 40.9 17" 40.4 18" 46.3 / 39.2

*without ISG

Published : 08/01/14 Author : Staff

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