All-new Kia Sportage debuts with special introductory offer
By Kia New Zealand Sep 14th 2021
Kia’s flagship SUV, the 2022 Sportage, will be available for test drives at Kia dealers around the country from November.
- All-new Kia Sportage, the ultimate urban SUV, now more desirable than ever
- LX 2.0-litre two-wheel-drive petrol model available for a limited time at a special introductory price of $34,990*
- Flagship Kia model features progressive design, enhanced specification, increased cabin spaciousness and premium interior appointments
- Set to be one of the safest vehicles in its class, thanks to protective driving technology and Advanced Driver Assistance System features
- Full New Zealand model line-up, specification and pricing to be released closer to official on-sale date
Kia’s flagship SUV, the 2022 Sportage, will be available for test drives at Kia dealers around the country from November^, then will launch in January with an unheralded special introductory offer for those who want to be amongst the first in the country to get behind the wheel of the new model.
Renowned as Kia’s number-one selling vehicle globally, the all-new Sportage is set to emulate a similar sales trajectory in New Zealand, as more than 300 orders have already been received - so the rush is on for potential customers to act early and secure the special offer.
"We have high expectations for the all-new Sportage and, as a limited time offer, are making the all-new LX 2.0-litre two-wheel-drive petrol variant available from only $34,990*," said Managing Director of Kia New Zealand, Todd McDonald.
"This represents exceptional value as Sportage offers a striking exterior design, premium interior appearance and appointment, as well as an all-encompassing suite of safety features.
"Sportage has evolved and is an entirely new and sophisticated proposition. It is the dawning of a new age for Kia and our iconic SUV."
In New Zealand, the all-new Sportage will be available in four different trim levels with a variety of engine and powertrain combinations, in a mix of two-wheel and all-wheel-drive.
One of the most noticeable developments of the new model is a significant change in overall vehicle size, growing in almost every dimension. The total length and width of the Sportage is 4660mm and 1865mm respectively, which is comparable in exterior proportions to a 2009-14 XM Sorento, a large seven-seat SUV.
The elongated wheelbase of 2755mm, combined with increase in height to 1660mm, delivers spatial improvements for all passengers including enhanced leg and headroom for second-row passengers, as well as greater luggage capacity.
All of this extra space makes the all-new Kia Sportage a truly passenger-friendly, mid-size SUV.
All models in the fifth-generation Sportage portfolio draw heavily on an all-new design language, an innovative and bold philosophy entitled ‘Opposites United.’
The front of the vehicle showcases Kia’s modern signature Tiger Nose grille, distinctive futuristic-styled boomerang-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), which in turn create solid boundary lines for the captivating LED MFR-type headlights.
The all-new Sportage maintains its strong road presence at the rear with a muscular swooping fastback design that flows into the razor rear lamps, which have been crafted to give the impression that they cut into the body with fine precision.
Innovations continue throughout the vehicle itself, reflected in the craftsmanship found in the cabin, all-round interior spaciousness as well as the latest technology and enhanced safety.
The interior of the all-new Sportage creates a driver-orientated space that is truly state-of-the-art. The cabin has been carefully crafted to fuse breakthrough tech with luxury features, premium materials and modern style.
At the centre of the all-new Sportage’s modern cabin sits a beautifully sculpted integrated curved display with a slim touchscreen pad and finely detailed air vents. The curved display sweeps across the front of the interior, giving the cockpit dramatic width and depth.
To maximise convenience, the rear seats offer a 60:40 split and can fold flat to enable a versatile and easy through-loading cargo space.
From a safety perspective, a comprehensive suite of passive and active features is standard across the range. Kia’s acclaimed Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology helps the Sportage to avoid potential hazards while protecting occupants and other road users on every journey.
As part of its ADAS package, the all-new Sportage features Kia’s industry-leading Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), which helps avoid collisions with objects in front of the vehicle while driving.
When operating the turning signal to change lanes, if there is a risk of collision with a rear-side vehicle, a new Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) system will provide a warning to the driver. After the warning, if the risk of collision increases, BCA actively controls the all-new Sportage to help avoid a collision. BCA is also active in situations such as parallel parking maneuvers, further helping to avoid collision with rear-side vehicles.
Additional features as standard include Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance (RCA), Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane Follow Assist (LFA).
A highly desirable level of specification has also been afforded to all models in the line-up, delivering an impressive array of standard fitment.
Full details of all models will be released closer to on-sale date, but with specific regard to the LX, highlights include 17-inch alloy wheels, rearview monitor with dynamic guidelines, Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go, LED Headlamps, 8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment and 4.2-inch TFT LCD cluster, Front Parking Sensors plus heated-and-folding side mirrors.
* Since this article was published, the introductory price offer on the Sportage LX 2.0L Petrol has expired. There may have been further price changes for other models, please check the Sportage vehicle range & specifications page on our website for the most up-to-date pricing information, or contact your local Kia dealer.
^ At appropriate Covid-19 Alert Level and following MOH Guidelines.
Image shows overseas model.