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As part of its continuous product development, and aligned to consumer feedback, KIA Motors South Africa has introduced an infotainment upgrade to its Sportage range. In addition, customers who have purchased a pre-update model will have the option to retrofitting the system to their vehicles.

29 years after making it’s first appearance, the iconic Sportage remains the most successful model in KIA’s history, and one of the core models in the local KIA line-up. Originally revealed at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show, Sportage introduced the concept of the ‘Urban SUV’ to consumers for the very first time, and over time set the blueprint for all compact, practical SUVs. The model has grown and evolved with each generation, with the current, fourth-generation model, the undeniable leader of the pack.

“KIA is renowned for it’s quality, style and unsurpassed value. The Sportage has become an icon of of what customers want in a true SUV: a vehicle that seamlessly fits into your lifestyle. With this latest update, the Sportage remains true to it’s reputation as a leader in the SUV field by offering the latest technology and capability as part of a highly competitive package in terms of value,” says Gary Scott, CEO, KIA Motors South Africa.

Infotainment: upgraded

Specifically, the infotainment upgrade is applicable to the Ignite and Ignite Plus models in the range, and comprises an 8-inch colour touchscreen with integrated reverse camera, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. The addition of infotainment in these models aligns the full Sportage range with the rest of KIA’s vehicle line-up, adding more convenience and more value to customers.

Customers who have purchased a Sportage Ignite or Ignite Plus prior to the introduction of the standard 8-inch infotainment system, also have the option of having the system retrofitted at a cost of R6,325.00, which includes VAT and fitment. The upgrade can be made at any of KIA Motors South Africa’s dealerships.

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Give your payments a holiday

Customers who are considering a new SUV may well be giving the KIA Sportage a second look thanks to the six-month ‘payment holiday’ currently on offer when purchasing a new KIA Sportage. With this plan, customers can choose to structure their payment plan in such a way that they skip the first six months of instalments, providing some welcome financial breathing space. However, if the payment holiday is not exactly what is needed, a deal structure can be personalised to suit the customer’s individual needs.

“We want to give our customers more options when it comes to vehicle payments, as everyone has different financial needs. This way we can work with new Sportage owners to shape a repayment plan that best suits their budget,” says Scott.

Value. Always.

All Sportage models are sold with KIA’s industry-leading Unlimited Kilometre, five-year warranty, as well as a standard 5-year/90,000km service plan and 5 years of roadside assistance.

Pricing for the Sportage range:

KIA Sportage 1.6 GDi Ignite 6-speed Auto                      R406,995.00

KIA Sportage 2.0 Ignite PLUS 6-speed Manual               R416,995.00

KIA Sportage 2.0 Ignite PLUS 6-speed Auto                   R430,995.00

KIA Sportage 2.0 CRDi Ignite PLUS 8-speed Auto          R481,995.00

KIA Sportage 2.0 EX 6-speed Auto                                R485,995.00

KIA Sportage 2.0 EX PLUS 6-speed Auto                       R526,995.00

KIA Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX 8-speed Auto                        R536,995.00

KIA Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX AWD 8-speed Auto               R564,995.00

KIA Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX PLUS 8-speed Auto              R577,995.00

The updated KIA Sportage is available from all KIA Motors South Africa dealerships immediately.

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