Update for Kia’s popular Sportage

2014 Kia Sportage
2014 Kia Sportage

Korean car maker Kia has announced a package of revisions for its popular Sportage SUV. This 2014 model will be available in showrooms from February.

The 2014 Sportage line-up is based on the outgoing model’s trim designation with added specifications and design elements.

There are enhanced versions of Kia’s distinctive “tiger-nosed” grille, plus upgrades from painted to chrome surrounds as well as new styling to the central radiator mesh design.

Changes to the car’s rear lights, the inclusion of a “shark fin” roof antenna and the introduction of new alloy wheel designs complete the exterior changes.

Inside, trim and material changes have been made to boost the car’s cabin ambience, while equipment upgrades run to a new main instrument display, large colour infotainment touchscreen, upgraded navigation and audio features.

The safety provision has also been enhanced, with the Sportage gaining Trailer Stability Assist to help when towing, along with a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Kia’s engineers have also tweaked the Sportage’s engine line-up, with the addition of an all-wheel drive 2.0 CRDi entry level model.

The firm’s 1.7 CRDi turbodiesel unit is an option on the top spec two-wheel drive variant.

Prices start at £17,495 for the entry-level 1.6 GDi petrol model and rise to £29,495 for the ‘KX-4’ 2.0 CRDi diesel auto.