New Kia Sportage updated with GT-Line S and KX-5 models for 2017

Two additional trim levels, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto coming to new Kia Sportage SUV. Order books open now.

Kia Sportage 2017 updates

Kia has announced a round of updates to its new Sportage SUV, creating a broader range of choice for buyers while upgrading the car’s existing infotainment options.

Two new trim levels have been added, both of them new high-specification models. Introduced to sit above the existing GT-Line cars, the new GT-Line S model gets the same stand-out sporty styling tweaks but with extra equipment, making it a more premium option.

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On top of what’s already offered with GT-Line trim, the GT-Line S gets a heated steering wheel, headlamp washers, bi-xenon headlamps and a smart park assist system. It rides in 19-inch alloy wheels, and comes kitted with ‘Ice Cube’ style LED front foglights and a power assisted tailgate.  

The CRDi 2.0-litre diesel engine finds its way under the bonnet, mated to a six-speed automatic. Alternatively, the turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine is available, complete with the seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox. Prices start from £29,495. 

Alongside the GT-Line S car, a new range topper will go on sale. KX-5 trim will replace the First Edition Sportage, building on KX-4 trim with a two-tone leather upholstery, an electronic parking brake, satellite navigation, safety features such as autonomous emergency braking and a wireless phone charging box. It gets the 2.0-litre CRDi with a six-speed automatic, and is priced from £31,995.

Further changes to the range include the introduction of the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission on the 1.7-litre CDRi engine found on Sportage 2 and 3 level cars, new premium paint colours, and an upgraded multimedia setup on Sportage 2 and above. It introduces 3D mapping for the sat nav system, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Read our review of the new Kia Sportage here

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