Kia Sportage Enters UK Top Ten Sellers

By Kevin | 10th March 2016 | Category: Blog | Leave a comment

New Kia Sportage GT-Line on the road

With the new Kia Sportage now available to lease from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, the news that the Sportage has entered the Top Ten UK best-sellers will come as no surprise to customers of the Korean manufacturer's SUV.

In its first month on sale, the new Kia Sportage model had 1,521 vehicles delivered to customers and dealers with a huge demand for March deliveries in the pipeline. In fact, more than 5,000 customer orders have been placed since the latest generation of Kia’s stand-out compact SUV, contributing to Kia achieving a February UK market share of 3.46% and an overall sales figure of 7,955 in the first two months of 2016.

Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited commented: "We have been delighted at the customer response to the all-new Sportage. We knew it was a handsome, modern and high-quality product and clearly both existing Sportage-owners and customers new to the brand agree with us.

"Our dealers have been swamped by demand for the car with the high-specification trim versions being particularly popular. It is remarkable that Sportage has entered the UK’s Top Ten as the new car has enjoyed its first month on sale and I am confident that we shall see its performance maintained throughout 2016," he added.

Check out our blog all about the new Kia Sportage here, and take a look at what the Kia Sportage has to offer with our video reviews in the blog article here.

There are 18 different variants of the fourth-generation of Kia's best-selling model in the UK on offer including, for the first time ever, GT-Line versions that add an even more sporty flourish to the range.

Rear view of New Kia Sportage GT-Line on the roadNew and updated with major advances in fuel efficiency, comfort, connectivity, convenience, design and safety, the new Kia Sportage has four engines and three transmissions available, including the introduction of a 1.6-litre T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) unit and a 7DCT (seven-speed dual-clutch automatic) gearbox amongst a choice of petrol and diesel engines.

All versions of the Kia Sportage except the entry-level grade have a 7" or 8" touch-screen satellite navigation system linked to Kia Connected Services with TomTom®, complete with full European mapping and detailed traffic, speed camera, weather and local services information, along with Speed Limit Information, Lane Keep Assist, High Beam Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert available according to trim level chosen.

Incorporating the key features of an SUV in a sporty looking design that offers a lot inside too, with flush-fitting fixtures and trim, soft-to-the-touch materials and luxurious detailing, the new Kia Sportage has 6 trims available: Grades 1-4, GT-Line and First Edition

Grade 1/KX-1 is entry level, and features as standard:

  • 16" alloy wheels and all-round disc brakes
  • Black diamond-mesh grille with chromed surround
  • Front foglights
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Cornering lights
  • Chrome-coated belt-line mouldings
  • Smart black cloth upholstery with a grey headlining
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshifter
  • All-round electric windows
  • Air conditioning
  • DAB radio with Bluetooth (with music streaming), USB and AUX ports
  • 12-volt power outlet in the front and rear
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Hill-Start Assist
  • Downhill Brake Control
  • Cruise Control with speed limiter. 

Grade 2/KX-2 upgrades with:

  • 17" alloys
  • Body-coloured exterior handles with chrome inserts
  • High-gloss paint on the front grille
  • 7" touch-screen navigation system with integrated reversing camera and connectivity services
  • Roof rails
  • Privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate
  • Black premium cloth upholstery with powered driver's seat lumbar adjustment
  • Electrically folding and heated door mirrors with LED indicators
  • Reversing sensors
  • Automatic lights and wipers
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Dual automatic air conditioning with Automatic windscreen de-fog system
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Automatic high-beam assist
  • Speed limit information functions.

Grade 3/KX-3 adds in:

  • 19" alloys
  • Front wiper de-icer
  • Black leather upholstery
  • High-gloss black centre fascia
  • Rear USB charging point
  • Heated front and outer rear seats
  • 4.2" LCD TFT colour information display
  • 8” satellite navigation screen
  • JBL® premium sound system with sub-woofer, external amp and front centre speaker.

With Grade 4/KX-4 you get all the above plus:

  • Bi-xenon adaptive headlights with automatic levelling and washers
  • Front parking sensors
  • Smart key entry system
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Stainless steel door scuff plates
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • LED rear combination lamps
  • 10-way power adjustable driver 
  • Eight-way adjustable front passenger ventilated seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
  • First Edition is distinguished by:
  • Smart Parking Assist system
  • Smart powered tailgate
  • Wireless mobile phone charger
  • Metallic paint in either Fusion White or Phantom Black
  • ‘First Edition' decals 
  • Stone grey two-tone leather upholstery.

GT-Line is the ultimate sporty touch and sits in between Grades 2 & 3 with:

  • Exclusive 19" alloys
  • LED rear combination lamps
  • Front parking sensors
  • Heated front and outer rear seats
  • 4.2" TFT instrument cluster
  • DCT gearbox with paddle shifters

There is also a standard GT-Line Exterior Styling Pack available that adds ice-cube LED front foglights, a high-gloss black ‘blade mesh’ grille, dual exhausts, satin chrome belt-line mouldings and door sills and silver front and rear skid plates; and a standard Interior Styling Pack that introduces black leather upholstery with grey inserts, a high-gloss black centre fascia, a black headliner, stainless steel pedals and a D-shaped leather-covered sports steering wheel.

Check out the 18 different versions of the new Kia Sportage available to lease from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts. Contact one of our customer service representatives to find out which one is best for you.


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