Kia is so keen to get its new Sportage onto the market, that it’s built a special early batch of right-hand drive models. The first cars, which go on sale on August 1st, will be sold as a high-spec First Edition, and will only be offered with the firm’s 2.0-litre diesel engine and four-wheel drive.
Buyers will be able to choose manual or automatic transmissions, and from a choice of five colours, including the special Techno Orange colour that the car was launched in at the Geneva Motor Show.
All First Edition cars get a full leather interior, climate control, automatic wipers, LED daytime running lights and 18-inch alloy wheels as standard.
Full details of the First Edition, including the on-the-road price will be available on 20th July. The rest of the Sportage range, which includes two-wheel drive variants and petrol and additional diesel engines goes on sale in November.