Kia celebrated the launch of the new Sportage crossover by releasing a First Edition, equipped with 2.0 CRDi diesel engine.
It was quite successful and already 850 units of it have been delivered. But some customers wanted it with a petrol engine, so due to overwhelming demand as Kia put it, they now offer one!
The Sportage First Edition 2.0 AWD is powered by Kia’s Theta-II 2.0 petrol engine and comes with a 5-speed manual transmission delivering 161bhp @ 5,200rpm and 194Nm torque at 4,600rpm. The vehicle has a top speed of 113mph, accelerates from rest to 60mph in 10.3 seconds and achieves a combined cycle fuel consumption of 35.8 mpg. CO2 emissions are 188g/km.
The petrol version has the same specs and options as the diesel Firs Edition, and comes standard with Black leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, 18” alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, Bluetooth, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers and a colour rear parking camera system integrated into the rear view mirror. Four exterior colours are available on this version: Clyde Blue, Phantom Black metallic, Silver Storm metallic and the striking Techno Orange metallic.
Pricing for Sportage First Edition 2.0 AWD starts from £19,495.