The Kia Sportage model is amongst the most successful models in the crossover market in the UK. The new 1.7 litre engined model will give the motorist more choice in terms of engine options and will deter potential suitors from choosing a rival model such as a Nissan Qashqai. Over the years Kia's reputation has gradually increased due to the success of models such as the Rio and the Ceed. Could the Sportage CDRI help increase the already impressive crossover market share in the UK?
Kia has faced increased competition since the release of the Sportage mode. In effect the Kia brand was the first to respond to the success of the Nissan Crossover models and has taken a considerable slice of market share from the main competitior. However, in the next 12 months other manufacturers such as Toyota are also set to join the congested market in search for more sales.
The new Sportage engine option will obviously be fitted with the 1.7 litre, four cylinder, turbo diesel engine that has an overall power output of 114bhp. The 1.7 litre engined model is capable of top speeds of 107 miles per hour. With that being said, we see this car make the sprint from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an overall time of 11.9 seconds. The Sportage 1.7 is a front wheel drive vehicle and also comes with the addition of a standard six speed manual transmission system too.
You can make the purchase of this brand new Kia Sportage model right now for an overall cost of £23,095 and you can make the purchase right now from your closest Kia showroom.