2014 Kia Sportage
Kia has added a parcel of styling and equipment upgrades to its sporting crossing, the Sportage, to dungeon it at the vanguard of its thriving commercialize sphere. The Sportage is Kia’s best-selling exemplar in the UK, claiming some a one-quarter of the party’s sales. That achiever is set to cover with the enhancements added for the 2014 simulation yr.
Two new variants suit uncommitted to encourage extend the collection of the reach, which offers two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models to courting every necessary. The 2.0-litre 134bhp turbodiesel locomotive is now offered with the all-wheel-drive entry-level ‘KX-1’ course, piece the 114bhp 1.7-litre turbodiesel locomotive is now an choice with the range-topping two-wheel-drive ‘4’ gradation.
The 2014 stove is based on ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘3 Sat Nav’ and ‘4’ trimming designations, with all-wheel-drive versions apt the KX introduce. In plus to the 1.7-litre diesel and the 134bhp 2.0-litre whole, Kia too offers a 1.6-litre direct-injection gas locomotive and a high-performance 2.0-litre diesel delivering 181bhp. This is reserved for the flagship KX-4 edition.
The 1.6-litre gasoline and 1.7-litre diesel models thrust done the battlefront wheels, piece the 2.0-litre versions are solely all-wheel campaign and are uncommitted with a six-speed reflexive transmittal as an substitute to the stock six-speed manual. Level-headed Block and Go (ISG). Kia’s fuel-saving, emissions-reducing locomotive block/startle organization, is criterion on 1.7-litre models and likewise fitted to the 1.6-litre Sportage ‘2’. It shuts pile the locomotive when the car is stationary in dealings and restarts it outright as shortly as the driver is set to motion off again.
2014 Kia Sportage
An even more polished appearance
From the kickoff the Sportage has been fetching friends and influencing mass with its arresting appearing, which combines practically of the posture and position of a press SUV with sleeker visibility and greener scruples of a coupe. Those qualities are embossed level higher with the elusive changes made to the 2014 modelling, which besides benefits from premium-car touches to its roomy and fashionable inside.
All versions deliver improved outside styling and kindling. Thither are new versions of Kia’s ‘tiger-nose’ grillwork crossways the grasp. Sportage ‘1’ and ‘KX-1’ grades now let a blacken semblance lattice with chromium-plate grillwork besiege in position of the late silver-painted edging, spell for the residue of the ambit thither is a new sagittate black-gloss network grillwork design, too with a chromium-plate environs.
The behind combining lights are an phylogeny of those on the late example, offer enhanced illuminance and, so, meliorate visibleness to otc route users. The solid whole, including the incision mounted on boot lid, is now lit done the tail-light functionality. Sportage 4 and KX-4 grades birth LED kindling to farther raise their night-time comportment and agio show. Sportage 3 models upwardly bear a shark-fin feeler mounted on the arse of the cap, another little but authoritative accession for fosterage bounty styling.
Thither are new-style 16-inch, 17-inch and 18-inch admixture wheels for all clipping grades, ended with lockup pedal balmy. The Sportage comes as stock with a life-sized trim roll. The prime of metal key colors has likewise been revised, with the increase of new Blank Disconsolate (from the Venga) and Unification Whiteness (from the cee’d and pro_cee’d GT models) to the stove.
Within, balmy ‘nano’ pigment has been added to the splasher and heart soothe of all passementerie grades, and thither is now gist comfort clarification and soft-touch amphetamine threshold trims. All are promote indications of the grandness Kia places on literal timber. The door-mounted sound tweeters birth been repositioned to heighten vocalize calibre.
The Sportage has constantly been exceptionally hard-nosed too as fashionable, with a legion of reposition areas dashed about the cabin – a figurehead armrest with store box, a combined behind armrest and cupholders, presence and arse doorway pockets, seat-back pockets, 12-volt index outlets in the inwardness comfort and trunk and baggage net maulers (with a net on grades ‘2’ upward). The 2014 framework now has a obliterable tray inside the inwardness comfort box, on with lit cup holders. New foldaway keys and, on models with an locomotive starting/blockage push, a impudent key are promote character improvements to the compass.
Superior instrumentation and audio
Sportage ‘3’ and supra boast new-style instrumentality which is yet another index of Kia’s unsparing efforts to hike calibre. A 4.2-inch LCD supervising clump is mounted ‘tween the sunken dials of the new intentional dual-bezel pawn showing. The supervising clustering incorporates tripper info, outside temperature, info roughly the elect Turn Wind manner on models where it is fitted, a paraphernalia switching index on manual versions and the Collimate Common Attend functionality on grades ‘4’ and ‘KX-4’.
Sportage 3 and KX-3 birth a new 4.3-inch TFT LCD coloration touch-screen sound organization with an merged rear-view camera presentation to helper owners when reversing or analog parking. The ‘KX-3 Sat-Nav’ and mark ‘4’ models repace this with a 7-inch colouration touch-screen with map for 44 European countries, wax UK zip acknowledgement, dealings messaging with a detour use, thruway joint views, lane steering, amphetamine restrain warnings and multi-route provision.
Grades ‘3’ and supra too deliver a agiotage Eternity sound scheme with seven-spot speakers, including a sub-woofer mounted in the right bum of the cabin. It has been tuned to render striking vocalise calibre nether all weather.
Improved safety, comfort and driving dynamics
Sportage ‘3’ and supra besides accompany Kia’s Deform Channelize organization, another summation for the 2014 manakin yr. This allows the driver to take ‘tween deuce-ace unlike levels of might aid according to druthers and where the car is beingness compulsive. Puff mood provides increased assistant for parking or manoeuvring in cockeyed areas, e.g., piece Mutant lessens the aid for increased tone and stableness at higher speeds. Thither is likewise a Rule mount. The deuce-ace modes are selected via a release on the wheel.
All versions now get Drone Stableness Aid to micturate towing safer. It plant done the Electronic Constancy Mastery arrangement, and incessantly monitors fomite stableness, softly applying around battlefront braking personnel if it detects a potentiality exit of restraint. If this is deficient, conciliate all-wheel braking is introduced on with a decrease in locomotive powerfulness until the fomite and poke are stabilized.
A Tire Insistency Monitoring Arrangement is besides now received to watchful the driver to any meaning under-inflation via an well-lighted picture in the pawn clustering.
Even more fully specced
These additions to the banner equipment of all models raise a car which has invariably been fully-specced car careless of trimness score. Criterion items admit admixture wheels, air conditioning, well-rounded galvanic windows, a bipartizan adjustable steerage editorial, LED daylight track lights, body-coloured galvanising doorway mirrors, outside fundamental lockup, a leather-covered wheel and gearlever thickening, strawman fog lights and cornering lights, pelting perception wipers, Bluetooth connectivity with articulation credit, sail ascendence and guidance wheel-mounted controls.
Sportage ‘2’ and ‘KX-2’ add part-leather upholstery, treble zona robotic air con, ceiling runway, seclusion meth, reversing sensors, a bird’s-eye sunshine-roof, 17-inch alternatively of 16-inch debase wheels, foldable LED mirrors, a baggage net, self-love mirror illuminance and adjustable driver’s bottom lumbar reenforcement.
Sportage ‘3’ and ‘KX-3’ versions additionally deliver leather upholstery with het figurehead and bum seating, dual-zone mood ascendence, reversing camera, TFT constellate, turn wind, Xe headlights with washers, car ignitor command, a presence wiper de-icer, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and 18-inch admixture wheels. All 3 and KX-3 versions are besides usable as Sat Nav models with a rear-view safe camera that transmits an epitome to an LCD color showing incorporated into the 7-inch in-dash cover.
The Sportage’4′ and ‘KX-4’ is usable lonesome with the high-powered 181bhp diesel. Key specification additions admit the Collimate Common Assistance Arrangement (PPAS), stainless doorway scuffs, galvanising driver’s buns, het wheel and an locomotive starting/blockage push with smartness key introduction.
Powertrains and chassis
The 1.6-litre direct-injection gasoline whole and 1.7-litre turbodiesel made their debuts in the Sportage and are the mainstays of the ambit in the UK. They ejaculate as banner with a six-speed manual gearbox, patch with the 2.0-litre engines buyers are offered the alternative of six-speed manual or six-speed machinelike. The Dymax sound all-wheel-drive arrangement is touchstone on every 2.0-litre modelling.
With the new 1.7-litre turbodiesel locomotive and the fuel-saving help of ISG, mean fire thriftiness is 54.3mpg, patch CO2 emissions are but 135g/km on 16- or 17-inch alloys. Yet it is lull a sprightly performer thanks to its 114bhp and 260Nm (192lb/ft) of torsion. The 1.6-litre direct-injection gas locomotive, which develops 133bhp and 165Nm (122lb/ft) of torsion, gives the Sportage tied livelier execution, yet not at the disbursement of fire thriftiness or emissions. With the assistance of ISG, ordinary fire ingestion is 44.1mpg, piece CO2 emissions are 149 g/km.
The lesser-powered 2.0-litre turbodiesel develops 134bhp and 320Nm (236lb/ft) of torsion. With the six-speed manual gearbox it delivers effervescent execution with penurious fire ingestion and low emissions – 49.6mpg on 16- or 17-inch wheels and CO2 emissions of 149g/km. Tied with the six-speed robotic it averages 40.9mpg, with CO2 emissions of 179g/km.
And the high-octane 2.0 diedel interpretation for the ‘KX-4’, which develops 181bhp and 383Nm (282lb/ft) in manual pretence and 392Nm (289lb/ft) in the robotlike adaptation, brings level more exciting execution to the Sportage stove without adding importantly to fire ingestion or emissions. In manual manakin the ‘KX-4’ is subject of 46.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 158g/km, patch the figures for the reflexive are 39.2mpg and 189g/km.
The Dymax healthy electronically controlled all-wheel thrust arrangement highly-developed by Magna Powertrain for KX variants endlessly monitors impulsive weather and anticipates when all-wheel cause bequeath be needful, whereas early systems oppose lone to ever-changing weather. With Dymax, the new Sportage is e’er in the set crusade manner for the predominant portion.
Dymax usually delivers 100 per penny of locomotive torsion to the battlefront wheels. But the torsion can be redistributed capable a utmost of 60:40 front-to-rear to raise cornering stableness or if route weather devolve. For off-road impulsive, owners can manually prime curl style, which gives a 50:50 torsion cleave at speeds of capable 25mph.
Kia engineers conducted concluding examination on UK roadstead to assure that the all-independent abeyance delivers spry and secure manipulation and an absorptive and easy tantalise, scorn the unequalled, intriguing demands that British roadstead confront.
A bit of electronic features step-up both safe for on-road impulsive and the car’s capableness for those owners who care to go off-road or who know in areas where inclementness and misfortunate impulsive weather are procreation.
Electronic Stableness Restraint (ESC) counteracts any inclination of the car to understeer or oversteer in grueling cornering or slippy weather. It is joined to leash extra systems – Downward-sloping Bracken Mastery (DBC), Hill-start Assistance Ascendance (HAC) and a Roll-over Detector. DBC ensures the car maintains a calm amphetamine of 5mph when descending engulf slopes. HAC has the turnaround essence, preventing slip-back when scope off rising and eliminating the opening of wheelspin. The Roll-over Detector detects when the car power be in risk of tipping terminated and deploys the drapery airbags and seat-belt pre-tensioners so that occupants are amply saved should the whip materialise.
Warranty and after-care
In safekeeping with every Kia, the Sportage comes with the caller’s unique-in-the-UK seven-year or 100,000-mile guarantee, matter to sure depreciation weather. It is amply negotiable should the car be sold ahead the clip or milage limits sustain been reached, and if the car is sold when less than 18 months old or with less than 18,000 miles on the time the warrant is topped capable lucifer that of a new framework.
The Sportage is useable with Kia’s Care-3 and Care-3 Asset service box, offer ret customers fixed-cost, inflation-proof service for the offset deuce-ace or fivesome days. All ferment is carried out by trained technicians victimization unfeigned Kia substitute parts and specified oils. All packages screening the car, not the possessor, so are conveyable should the fomite be sold. If a fomite with a Care-3 bundle is sold on so the succeeding possessor may acclivity to the phoebe class avail parcel.
Below early Head Invention Officeholder Shaft Schreyer, now Hyundai Aggroup Chairperson of Designing, Kia has shown a noteworthy power in late eld to be forward of the plot when it comes to detection changes in buyers’ tastes and inevitably.
So, when start work Sportage, Schreyer and his excogitation teams in Europe, Korea and the Joined States identified that the old shoal of compress SUV would turn an progressively belittled office in the geezerhood to cum, and that a crosswalk would better satisfy the necessarily of buyers of the next.
The car they created, combination the higher-than-average undercoat headway, embossed seats billet and control panorama of an SUV with the high-pitched berm cable and quick windshield fish of a putsché, has been a phenomenon round the humankind and is Kia’s best-selling manakin in the UK. Buyers citation the car’s sensational looks as one of the head reasons for their alternative. That conception has been honed flush finisher to paragon for the 2014 exemplar class.
All versions deliver improved outside styling and inflammation. Thither are new versions of Kia’s ‘tiger-nose’ wicket crosswise the orbit. Sportage ‘1’ and ‘KX-1’ grades now birth a chromium-plate grill environs in billet of the old silver-painted edging, spell for the residual of the stove thither is a new blacken glossary sagittiform meshing grillwork formula, besides with a chromium-plate besiege.
The ass compounding lights are an phylogeny of those on the old modeling, oblation enhanced miniature and, thence, improved profile to otc route users. The unhurt whole, including the subdivision mounted on boot lid, is now lit done the tail-light functionality. Sportage ‘4’ and ‘KX-4’ grades birth LED light to boost raise their night-time bearing and agio appearing. Sportage ‘3’ models upward now sustain a shark’s-fin feeler mounted on the bottom of the cap, another modest but authoritative accession for nurture sensed tone.
Thither are new-style 16-inch, 17-inch and 18-inch debase wheels for all clipping grades, ended with lockup rack bonkers. The Sportage comes as measure with a lifesize plain roll. The quality of key colors has besides been revised, with the gain of new Blank Dark (from the Venga) and Fusin Whiteness (from the cee’d and pro_cee’d GT models) to the reach.
Object of desire
The Sportage has nigh a sports car-like proportion ‘tween rag alloy and chalk. ‘The english windows are selfsame specialise, which gives you an about rally-car feel from the indoors,’ says Schreyer.
His aim was to shuffling the new Sportage, ilk all over-the-counter Kias crafted below his stewardship, an objective of trust instead than plainly a mood of exaltation. ‘The allurement of a Kia should broaden comfortably bey the fact that it moves mass from one spot to the former,’ he says. ‘It should be universally attractive, because a car’s pattern necessarily to live globally, not upright in one mart.’
Silklike and raffish, the Sportage successfully incorporates the key features of an SUV in a more urban-friendly, more acrobatic and more brawny software. It is foresightful, low and wide-cut, with rigorous efforts to concentrate burthen and ameliorate its sleek visibility – its Cd is solitary 0.37.
The ‘tiger nuzzle’ grille and cutting movement spark units sit below the forepart of a grapple hood that runs into the embossed berm demarcation, bounteous the car a smell of effectiveness and solidness piece too devising it easier for the driver to post the car on the route. The exorbitant windshield slant sweeps seamlessly into the low roofline. The castled top sharpness of the windshield mirrors that of the grill and is perennial at the bum sharpness of the arse windowpane.
The gamy berm and low ceiling lines fulfil in prominent reverse-angle C-pillars. Mirroring the prominent headlamps up breast are big backside lights that menstruation crosswise the tailboard into the car’s all-embracing shoulders. The costate ceiling, lumpy doorway handles and big offstage mirrors are as often signs of the Sportage’s street-wise urban ruggedness as its capacity in unmanageable weather.
The wide five-seat cabin is as active as the outside and is disposed an fifty-fifty more bounty feeling with the 2014 changes. Flabby nano pigment has been added to the splashboard and gist cabinet of all trimming grades, and thither is now essence solace clarification and soft-touch amphetamine doorway trims. All are advance indications of the grandness Kia places on real caliber. The door-mounted sound tweeters birth been repositioned to heighten audio tone.
Sportage ‘3’ and supra sport new-style orchestration which is yet another index of Kia’s unsparing efforts to hike calibre. A 4.2-inch LCD superintendence flock is mounted ‘tween the two sunken dials of the new intentional dual-bezel pawn presentation. The supervising clump incorporates misstep entropy, out-of-door temperature, info almost the elect Deform Wind style on models where it is fitted, a paraphernalia chemise index on manual versions and the Collimate Parkland Help functionality on grades ‘4’ and ‘KX-4’.
Sportage ‘3’ and ‘KX-3’ sustain a new 4.3-inch TFT LCD color touchscreen sound organization with an unified rear-view camera expose to avail owners when reversing or twin parking. The ‘3 Sat Nav’ models supercede this with a 7-inch colouring touchscreen with map for 44 European countries, full-of-the-moon UK zip acknowledgment, dealings messaging with a detour routine, throughway juncture views, lane steering, speeding confine warnings and multi-route provision.
Grades ‘3’ and supra besides sustain a bounty Eternity sound organization with 7 speakers, including a sub-woofer mounted in the right back of the cabin. It has been tuned to ply salient vocalize timber below all weather.
The Sportage has constantly been exceptionally hard-nosed besides as fashionable, with a horde of memory areas dashed about the cabin – a forepart armrest with reposition box, a combined behind armrest and cupholders, figurehead and bottom doorway pockets, seat-back pockets, two 12-volt powerfulness outlets and baggage net maulers (with a net on grades 2 upwardly). The 2014 simulation now has a obliterable tray inside the core soothe box, on with lighted cup holders. New foldable keys and, on models with an locomotive first/closure clit, a ache key are encourage character improvements made crossways the reach.
The splashboard narrows as it sweeps in from the sides towards the heart, star into an attention-getting heart comfort. The innovation designedly emphasises the breadth of the Sportage and too gives occupants a flavor of security and prophylactic.
Horizontal layers disperse the splashboard – ‘So you are not veneer a immense drop of moldable,’ says European Conception Head Gregory Guillaume – patch a eminent kernel burrow dissects the cabin. ‘It is anything but the distinctive T-shaped splasher/comfort layout you bequeath uncovering in almost vehicles,’ Guillaume adds.
‘Although you sit eminent in the cabin thither’s calm something real sportsmanlike around it because the windshield has a rattling immobile fish and the berm pipeline is rattling highschool,’ he continues. ‘This gives you a cocooned and dependable feel, and yet from a hard-nosed viewpoint thither is lull plenitude of bottom clearance.’
The car has been intentional and engineered preponderantly for buyers with families and alive lifestyles. The Sportage attracts masses retrenchment from enceinte, ineffective cars and others upgrading from stylish but visionary littler models.
Inside a distance of less than 4.5 metres the Sportage provides first-class distance for capable phoebe occupants with the overlooking impulsive billet and heightened signified of surety of an SUV, yet with a comparatively low hip detail which lowers the peak of the seating to piddle ingress and issue easier.
Thither is a minimal of 564 litres of flush infinite, which can be lengthened to more 1,353 litres when both parts of the 60:40 burst ass seating are folded fine-tune. Equitable to establish Kia has thinking of everything, thither’s a one-touch fold process for the arse seating, including a utile distant liberation lather grip which substance the seating can be folded but and fleetly from the bottom.
Stylish as well as spacious
The driver and passengers do not barely savour generous leg, brain and berm way and first-class infinite for their baggage. Striking inner styling matches the contact looks of the outside with no compromises in useableness; the fit and coating and selection of materials guarantee the Sportage has the expression and flavour of a agio car; and the fighting and inactive refuge features are intentional to protect owners and their families.
The full adjustable drive office includes a leather-covered wheel which can be touched bow and aft and upward, asset a multi-adjustable driver’s arse. The ‘4’ and ‘KX-4’ versions suffer a six-way power-adjustable driver’s backside. Chromium-plate and metal highlights and soft-touch bolt and doorway materials demonstrate to the inner lineament. Contingent manakin, direction wheel-mounted controls, electrically foldable threshold mirrors and a misstep calculator add to driver contrivance.
Early ease and gizmo features fitted above the grasp admit a uncut bird’s-eye galvanic rock and swoop sunshine-roof, receive house lights, Xe headlamps with washers, leather upholstery with het battlefront and arse seating, dual-zone clime ascendence and a Collimate Parkland Help Scheme (PPAS) and het wheel.
Enhanced safety across the range
The monocoque bodyshell of the Sportage incorporates nigh 72 per centime ultra-high-strength and high-tensile steels, devising the construction cadaver and good, and with min aid to contingent presumption to every aspect of the respite, subframe mountings and threshold and windowpane seals, the Sportage is a placidity and neat car in which to traveling. All of this has been enhanced on the modish framework.
All versions now suffer Prevue Constancy Serve to shuffling towing safer. It plant done the Electronic Constancy Controller organisation, and unendingly monitors fomite constancy, softly applying about breast braking force-out if it detects a potentiality passing of copntrol. If this is deficient, assuage all-wheel braking is introduced on with a reducing in locomotive mightiness until the fomite and lagger are stabilized.
A Tire Imperativeness Minitoring Organization is too now received crossways the stove to alive the driver to any meaning under-inflation via an lighted image in the tool flock.
The bodyshell features a battlefront muscularity scattering construction to forbid forward-moving clang lashings organism passed done to the rider rubber cubicle, a ring-shaped and strengthened are round the B-pillar, high-mounted english gremlin beams in the doors and thigh auspices pads on the bottom home threshold trims, and impact-dispersing sections in the back coldcock slope members, all to protect occupants from the effects of collisions.
Six airbags are stock, both figurehead seating birth fighting psyche rests which assistant protect against whip injuries and the strawman seatbelts are fitted with pre-tensioners and cargo limiters.
But it’s ever outflank if a hit can be avoided, and the Sportage has a nail set of electronic braking and cornering aids. Unitedly, these insure utmost braking efficiency at all multiplication, tolerate the driver to lead about a likely stroke evening patch braking, and observe the car’s row in slippy weather.
Functional done the sensors that mastery the anti-lock braking arrangement, the Sportage has Electronic Brake-force Dispersion, Bracken Aid, grip controller, Electronic Stableness Ascendence and Cornering Bracken Controller. Unitedly, these measures insure braking attempt is apportioned to the wheels with almost bag, that uttermost braking travail is mechanically delivered in an pinch careless of the insistence applied to the wheel by the driver, possible understeer or oversteer are mechanically corrected either by selective braking of wheels or torsion step-down of the locomotive – or both – and that grip is well-kept when background off or cornering on slippy surfaces.
Full battlefront and bottom tracks and the depress rally altitude raise constancy, spell all-wheel-drive versions let the sound thrust arrangement – Dymax – from Magna Powertrain.
All versions boast Declivitous Bracken Ascendence (DBC), Mound Beginning Attend Ascendancy (HAC) and a Roll-over Detector. DBC ensures the car maintains a calm speeding of 5mph when descending engulf slopes. HAC has the setback impression, preventing slip-back when circumstance off rising and eliminating the hypothesis of wheelspin. The Roll-over Detector detects when the car power be in peril of tipping terminated and deploys the drapery airbags and strawman seat-belt pre-tensioners so that occupants are amply saved should the pip hap.
THE TECHNICAL STORY
Kia is incessantly strain for proficient solutions that leave trim the c step of its products patch allowing its customers to retain to revel personal mobility. Share of the principle bottom the Sportage was to lower the CO2 emissions of the grasp dramatically, but the engineers besides cherished to pitch a car that is piquant to campaign and that can stillness satisfy the requirements of buyers.
With its compass of brawny and effective engines – including 1.6-litre direct-injection gasoline and 1.7-litre turbodiesel units – all-independent respite, widened position and electronic power-assisted direction, the Sportage delivers substantial execution, quick and spry treatment, a tranquil rag and low dissonance levels.
But it is besides fire effective thanks to the asdoption of front-wheel thrust for the strongest-selling models, the acceptance of Sound Block and Go (ISG) on all but one front-drive discrepancy, weight-saving and improved aeromechanics.
Level-headed all-wheel campaign, with world-first acceptation of the participating Dymax organization from Magna Powertrain, continues to be usable for those owners who need to tow, who exist in areas prostrate to extremes of brave or who suffer leisure pursuits that contract them out-of-the-way. It is fitted as banner to all 2.0-litre versions of the new Sportage.
The petrol engine
The Sportage is uncommitted with good one gas locomotive – a direct-injection (GDi) 1.6-litre Gamma whole. This pronounced the offset use of GDi engineering in a Kia. GDi makes it potential to addition mightiness and torsion levels spell reduction fire uptake and CO2 emissions. Typically, a GDi locomotive testament present 7 per centime more torsion at low locomotive revolutions and 12 per penny more torsion at mellow rpm than a schematic locomotive of standardised content – and all with a fire thriftiness betterment of approximately 10 per centime.
The Kia Gamma locomotive develops 133bhp at 6,300rpm and 165Nm or torsion (122lb/ft) at 4,850rpm. It is an aluminum 1,591cc 16-valve twin-cam whole with varying valve timing on both the intake and beat valves, and featuring a high-pitched 11.0:1 compaction proportion.
A ok obnubilate of gasoline is injected straightaway into apiece of the four-spot cylinders at capable 135 bar in circumstantially exact quantities and with msec timing to guarantee the Sportage uses alone as lots fire as it necessarily, incisively when it necessarily it. The solution is extremely effective burning that ensures fantabulous functioning with low fire use and emissions – the 1.6-litre GDi Sportage with ISG has a combined fire saving of 44.1mpg and CO2 emissions of alone 149g/km. It accelerates from 0-60mph in 10.7 seconds and has a uttermost amphetamine of 111mph. The entry-level interpretation without ISG is stillness subject of 41.5mpg, with emissions infra 160g/km at 158g/km.
The turbodiesel engines
The Sportage is besides offered with two turbodiesel engines – a 1.7-litre interpretation of the U2 locomotive and a 2.0-litre R whole which is uncommitted in two index outputs.
The 1.7-litre U2 locomotive was engineered and intentional at Kia’s inquiry and maturation adeptness in Germany. Underdeveloped 114bhp at 4,000rpm and 260Nm (192lb/ft) of torsion at 1,250 – 2,750rpm, it has been intentional for optimal driveability, with more 90 per centime of maximal torsion uncommitted from barely 2,000rpm. Standardised in expression to Kia’s European-designed and -built 1.6-litre CRDi locomotive, but with 84.5mm cylinder bores and a 90mm plunger solidus to springiness a three-dimensional capability of 1,685cc, it has been intentional with the necessarily of European motorists in intellect. Operation is like thereto of the 1.6-litre Sportage, with a utmost amphetamine of 107mph and 0-60mph quickening in 11.9 seconds, but combined fire thriftiness is capable 54.3mpg and CO2 emissions are a unmistakably low 135g/km, contingent the selection of wheels and tyres.
The banner 2.0-litre (1,995cc) variation of the R-family diesel develops 134bhp at 4,000rpm and 320Nm (236lb/ft) of torsion from barely 1,800rpm. The higher turnout locomotive develops 181bhp at 4,000rpm with 383Nm (282lbft) for the manual and 392Nm (289lbft) for the robotic from barely 1,800 rpm.
With the six-speed manual gearbox and 16- or 17-inch alloys the lesser-powered reading of the locomotive achieves combined saving of 49.6mpg with CO2 emissions of 149g/km. Its urban and spare urban fire usance figures are 41.5mpg and 55.4mpg severally. It accelerates from 0-60mph in 10.9 seconds and its utmost amphetamine is 112mph. The manual on 18-inch alloys achieves combined thriftiness of 47.1mpg with urban and excess urban figures of 40.4mpg and 52.3mpg. CO2 is 156 g/km.
Flush the six-speed robotic reading beatniks the previous-generation Sportage manual, with fire use on 17-inch alloys of 40.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 179g/km. Its urban and spare urban use figures are 32.5mpg and 48.7mpg. It can quicken from 0-60mph in 11.7 seconds on the way to a top speeding of 113mph. The reflexive on 18-inch alloys achieves combined saving of 40.4mpg with urban and supernumerary urban figures of 31.7mpg and 47.9mpg. CO2 is 183 g/km.
With the higher outturn 181bhp example the six amphetamine manual exemplar achieves combined saving of 46.3 mpg with urban and supernumerary urban figures of 39.2mpg and 52.3mpg and CO2 of 158g/km. The six-speed robotlike reading achieves combined saving of 39.2mpg with urban and duplicate urban at 31.0mpg and 46.3mpg severally. CO2 is 189g/km. The 0-60mph quickening meter is 9.5 seconds for both the manual and the robotlike edition and the top hurrying is 120mph for the manual and 121mph for the robotic edition.
Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG)
All 1.7-litre turbodiesel versions of the Sportage and the 1.6-litre Sportage ‘2’ gasoline models accompany front-wheel thrust and manual transmittance as stock and are fitted with Kia’s Thinking Stopover and Go (ISG) stop-start organisation. As the discover implies, this switches off the locomotive when the car comes to residue in dealings and the driver puts the gearlever into inert and releases the clutch. The locomotive restarts immediately as presently as the clutch is part meshed again. This sport importantly reduces fire intake in stop-start dealings and substance the car is not emitting CO2 when it is deceased.
ISG consists of crankshaft spot, shelling and emptiness sensors summation achromatic, on-off and clutches switches that fertilize into an electronic command whole. This operates the ISG fledgeling, well-informed alternator and constellate. The air conditioning units and hoodlum switching besides fertilise into the ISG ECU.
The crankshaft berth detector measures the crankshaft tip during locomotive run-out and monitors it patch the fomite is stopped-up, ensuring the fledgeling is excited for as short-circuit a sentence as potential by optimising cranking and burning. The bombardment detector monitors bombardment term and temperature, spell the clench and inert switches realize when drivers compliments to proceed impulsive and assure the locomotive is started. Thither is a bracken lifter coerce detector to brand certainly the locomotive continues to manoeuver if bracken hike waterfall too low.
A new heavy-duty maintenance-free Absorptive Meth Mat (AGM) shelling delivers the superpower essential to run the organisation, and well-informed alternator direction reduces drainpipe on the shelling piece accelerating and recharges the bombardment during coasting and braking. The arrangement has been engineered not to stopover the locomotive during prolusion subsequently a inhuman scratch or if the air conditioning is functional difficult. Drivers can likewise manually cut ISG done a switching on the fascia.
Over-the-counter fuel-saving measures fitted to the Sportage admit shifter up/consume eco-indicator lights on manual models, an Eco index to advance more stinting impulsive on robotic versions and a power-saving alternator direction organisation. Michelin low rolled resistor tyres are fitted as measure to all versions with 16-inch wheels.
Intelligent Dymax all-wheel drive
All 2.0-litre versions of Sportage get as banner with the Dymax healthy electronically controlled all-wheel-drive organization from Magna Powertrain. Dymax endlessly monitors impulsive weather and anticipates when all-wheel thrust testament be required, whereas otc systems respond lonesome to ever-changing weather. With Dymax, the new Sportage is forever in the chastise thrust fashion for the dominant lot.
Dymax unremarkably delivers 100 per penny of locomotive torsion to the breast wheels. But the torsion can be redistributed capable a maximal of 60:40 front-to-rear to heighten cornering constancy or if route weather degenerate. For off-road drive, owners can manually choose engage style, which gives a 50:50 torsion rip at speeds of capable 25mph.
Dymax makes its decisions by analysing information from the car’s electronic restraint whole. Its amply alive all-wheel-drive conjugation is electro-hydraulically excited via a multi-plate grip. The benefits for the driver are rock-bottom fire use because all-wheel cause is set-aside only requisite, greater cornering stableness and the voiding of under- and oversteer in extremum portion or route weather. The arrangement has a highschool thermic content, which substance it leave
not overheat and indigence to close itself fine-tune in perennial mound climb or when towing at utmost capability.
A figure of new electronic features let been added to the Sportage to increment guard during on-road drive and to maximize the car’s potentiality for those owners who want to go off-road or who endure in areas where inclementness and piteous impulsive weather are reproduction.
All versions are fitted with Electronic Stableness Ascendance (ESC) to undermine any propensity of the car to understeer or oversteer in grueling cornering or tricky weather. ESC mechanically brakes one or more wheels, reduces locomotive torsion – or does both – to brace the car and counter it to the driver’s intended form.
This is coupled to leash extra systems – Declivitous Bracken Ascendance (DBC), Hill-start Assistance Ascendancy (HAC) and a Roll-over Detector. DBC ensures the car maintains a brace hurrying of 5mph when descending absorb slopes so that the driver does not demand to signature the brakes, which mightiness solvent in a exit of grip. HAC has the blow force, preventing slip-back when mount off acclivitous and eliminating the possibleness of wheelspin.
The Roll-over Detector detects when the car mightiness be in risk of tipping concluded and deploys the drapery airbags and seat-belt pre-tensioners so that occupants are full saved should the pip pass.
All versions now sustain Preview Constancy Serve to brand towing safer. It plant done the Electronic Constancy Ascendence scheme, and ceaselessly monitors fomite stableness, lightly applying about forepart braking personnel if it detects a potency passing of ascendence. If this is deficient, pacify all-wheel braking is introduced on with a step-down in locomotive index until the fomite and drone are stabilized.
All versions of the Sportage let a six-speed gearbox. Front-drive 1.6-litre gas and 1.7-litre turbodiesel models are fitted with a manual switch, piece 2.0-litre all-wheel-drive gas and diesel variants too whirl the selection of an well-informed six-speed reflex.
The manual was upgraded for the current-generation Sportage and offers improved synchrony, decreased exponent expiration, enhanced efficiency and greater enduringness. The robotlike was highly-developed in-house by Kia for use in a all-inclusive stove of vehicles.
The Sportage has been engineered to be fun to driving on the UK’s winding commonwealth roadstead and comfy and svelte to locomotion in at pike speeds. Kia engineers conducted concluding examination in the UK to assure that the all-independent hanging delivers quick and dependable manipulation and an absorptive and easy bait, evening with the unequaled challenges that British roadstead nowadays.
The dangling features a multi-link transcription at the behind, patch electronic might guidance forever delivers the rightfield number of help and feedback irrespective of fastness, patch portion to economise fire by virtuousness of organism dynamic only needful. Sportage 3 and supra now accompany Kia’s Turn Channelise organization, which allows the driver to opt betwixt tercet unlike levels of might assist according to penchant and where the car is organism impelled. Puff modality provides increased service for parking or manoeuvring in blotto areas, e.g., spell Mutation lessens the assist for increased smell and constancy at higher speeds. Thither is besides a Formula background.
The electronic power-assisted steerage organisation delivers beneficial smell and exact ascendence, with low turn feat for parking and low-speed manoeuvres and firmer feedback at higher speeds. It is a speed-sensitive rack-and pennon organisation requiring good 2.9 turns from lock-to-lock for a crocked turn lap of solitary 10.5 metres. Compared with a hydraulicly excited scheme it contributes to fire saving savings of 3.5 per penny.
The presence and bum hanging systems are mounted on jackanapes hydro-formed subframes that helper to sequestrate occupants from irregularities in the route and surface-generated interference.
At the battlefront, contract MacPherson struts birth been fine-tuned to allow the cod stature and angle. The hiatus geometry has been intentional to better constancy and guidance flavour, piece side-load curlicue springs slim clash.
The amply fencesitter multi-link back dangling has been intentional to maximize the link dapple of the behind tyres on the route level during the hardest cornering, maintaining stableness at all multiplication. The curl springs and dampers are mounted singly to minimize violation into the cabin spell ensuring fantabulous excrescence quelling.
The Sportage has an all-disc anti-lock braking scheme (ventilated at the presence and whole at the behind), backed up by Electronic Brake-force Dispersion (EBD) and Bracken Serve (BAS). EBD apportions the fillet superpower to the wheels with almost clench patch BAS ensures uttermost braking might in an exigency disregardless of the strength exerted on the wheel by the driver.
Material upgrades in equipment companion the national and outside styling changes on the 2014 Kia Sportage. The extra features add to the refuge and comfortableness of occupants and shuffling the Sportage eventide more agio in contented and flush greater assess for money.
The 16-model grasp is based on ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘3 Sat Nav’ and ‘4’ trimness designations, with all-wheel-drive versions granted the KX foreword.
Extra equipment added to the entry-level 1 and KX-1 grades consists of Poke Constancy Serve to gain refuge when towing and a Tire Coerce Monitoring Scheme to watchful drivers to meaning under-inflation of one or more tyres.
The ‘2’ and ‘KX-2’ models add to this with treble robotic air conditioning and a cooled glovebox, neither of which was fitted antecedently, piece the ‘3’ and ‘KX-3’ models are eve more richly prescribed with the accession of a oversight bundle with TFT LCD gloss presentation, a 7-speaker agiotage vocalise organization from Eternity with sub-woofer and international amp and a reversing camera arrangement – all incorporated into a 4.3-inch touchscreen – Bend Hint and a shark-fin feeler. The ‘3’ and ‘KX-3 Sat Nav’ relief the 4.3-inch touchscreen with a 7-inch colouring touchscreen with map for 44 European countries, wide-cut UK zip realisation, dealings messaging with a detour purpose, freeway adjunction views, lane counselling, speeding restrain warnings and multi-route provision. The ‘4’ and ‘KX-4’ models are promote enhanced with LED behind compounding lamps, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s arse and a het wheel, all of which are new for 2014.
Received items continued from the premature simulation admit debase wheels, air conditioning, all-around galvanic windows, a bipartizan adjustable steerage pillar, body-coloured galvanic threshold mirrors, removed key lockup, a leather-covered wheel and gearlever thickening, forepart fog lights and cornering lights, LED day functional lights, pelting detection wipers, Bluetooth connectivity with part acknowledgement, sail controller, guidance wheel-mounted controls and iPod connectivity.
Sportage ‘2’ and ‘KX-2’ versions bear part-leather upholstery, ceiling runway and secrecy meth, reversing sensors, bird’s-eye sunshine-roof, electric-folding LED door-mirrors, a baggage net, emptiness mirror miniature, adjustable driver’s backside lumbar supporting, a actuate estimator and 17-inch preferably than 16-inch debase wheels.
The ‘3’ and ‘KX-3’ versions additionally suffer leather upholstery with het movement and bum seating, dual-zone clime restraint, Xe headlights with washers, auto-dimming bum purview mirror, auto-light ascendence, breast wiper de-icer and 18-inch admixture wheels.
The scope top-hole 4 and KX-4 models add a Duplicate Ballpark Assistance Arrangement (PPAS), stainless doorway scuffs and an locomotive commencement/blockage release with fresh key introduction.
BUILT FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE
The Sportage is a car that delivers the outflank of all worlds. Buyers who need a fashionable, advanced, fuel-efficient crosswalk with all the advantages of an SUV, but none of the disadvantages, bequeath uncovering in it all they are looking. But thither are mass who motive to tow trailers or caravans, who occasionally guess off-road or who be in areas prostrate to extremes of conditions. So, the scope likewise includes KX versions with the Dymax sound all-wheel-drive organisation, ensuring the Sportage can fulfil all their requirements.
Dymax is an electronically controlled ace high-ratio all-wheel-drive scheme from Magna Powertrain. It endlessly monitors drive weather and anticipates when all-wheel crusade testament be required, whereas early systems respond lone to ever-changing weather. With Dymax, the new Sportage is invariably in the rectify effort mood for the prevalent luck.
Dymax usually delivers 100 per centime of locomotive torsion to the strawman wheels. But the torsion can be redistributed capable a maximal of 60:40 front-to-rear. For off-road drive, owners can manually choose curl mood, which gives a 50:50 torsion tear at speeds of capable 25mph.
Sportage 2.0 CRDi models with the measure 2.0-litre R-family diesel modernise 320Nm (236lb/ft) of torsion from barely 1,800rpm. This increases to 383Nm (282lb/ft) with the high-energy edition, or 392Nm (289lb ft) with automatonlike infection. This makes them nonsuch for towing or off-road use. Manual versions can tow a 2,000kg braked prevue (1,600kg with the robotic transmitting) and both can tow an unbraked laggard of capable 750kg.
The polish low-to-mid-range torsion saving of the 2.0-litre diesel engines gives the driver circumstantially accurate confine restraint when tackling tricky or hard terrain or when background off with a large drone, patch the shortstop strawman and back overhangs reserve the car to meet comparatively engross approaching, exit and ramp-over angles.
Eve the two-wheel-drive 1.7 CRDi and 1.6 GDi versions of the new Sportage get telling towing certificate. Both can twist a 1,200kg braked dawdler (750kg unbraked).