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.
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.
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.