KIA Motors has expanded its range of Sportage compact SUVs with the addition of two exclusive, limited edition TEC models.
Offering even more standard specification than its comprehensively specced siblings, the new Sportage TEC Limited Edition models give new definition to the concept of “value for money”.
Based on the extremely popular Sportage 2.0 CRDi automatic, the new Sportage TEC – available in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive – builds on a substantially equipped and award-winning package by including even more high-tech features. This exclusive package not only adds more style to an already superior compact SUV offering, but also takes the Sportage’s inherent high value proposition to unseen heights.
Setting the two TEC models apart from the rest of the Sportage range are unique and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels and full LED taillight clusters, complemented by privacy glass. A subtle “TEC” badge also adorns the tailgate of both models. A one-touch panoramic sunroof that, until now, has only been available as an option on the diesel AWD model, is now standard on both the Sportage TEC 2WD and Sportage TEC AWD.
Interior comfort on both models is enhanced through the addition of ventilated and heated seats for the driver and front passenger, the latter function arriving just in time for those cold winter mornings. The Sportage 2WD TEC also gains xenon headlights, a Smart Key with Start Stop button, and a Supervision TFT LCD display, which are already included in the Sportage TEC AWD model.
The two Sportage TEC models are both powered by KIA’s R2.0 turbodiesel engine, which benefits from a state-of-the-art third generation common-rail fuel system with piezo-electric injectors that deliver diesel at high pressure with an unprecedented degree of accuracy and control.
Featuring all-aluminium construction and an electronic VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger), it generates 130 kW of power at 4 000 r/min and 392 Nm of torque from just 1 800 r/min. It delivers highly competitive fuel economy and low emissions due to its lightweight construction and being mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
With the addition of the new Sportage TEC, the KIA Sportage range now comprises 12 models ranging in price from N$339 995 for the 2.0 Ignite to N$488 995 for the pre-accessorised Sportage Explore.
The new Sportage 2.0 CRDi 2WD TEC is priced at N$427 995, with the AWD TEC priced at N$462 995. All models come standard with a 5-year/150 000 km warranty, a 5-year/100 000 km service plan and a 3-year, unlimited mileage roadside assistance plan.