This upgrade should increase the Kia Sportage's popularity in SA


The Kia Sportage has been around since the early 1990s. Since then, the SUV cemented itself as Kia’s best-selling vehicle, globally.

To make the Sportage more relevant and popular, Kia South Africa introduced an infotainment upgrade to its entire Sportage range. Those who have purchased a Sportage before the update, "will have the option to retrofitting the system to their vehicles," says Kia SA.

Gary Scott, CEO, KIA Motors South Africa, says: "KIA is renowned for its quality, style, and unsurpassed value. The Sportage has become an icon 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 its 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."

Prospective Sportage buyers will receive, as standard, an unlimited km/five-year warranty, as well as a standard five-year/90 000km service plan, and five years of roadside assistance on their vehicles.

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                                2020 Kia Sportage. Image: MotorPress

The Infotainment system

Kia South Africa says that the infotainment upgrade applies to the entry-level Ignite and Ignite Plus models. These models will be fitted with an eight-inch colour touchscreen with an integrated reverse camera. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard.

Kia SA encourages customers who have purchased a Sportage Ignite or Ignite Plus to have the new infotainment system fitted to their SUVs. The cost of R6325 includes VAT and fitment and can be made at any of Kia’s dealerships in SA.

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In addition, Kia SA will also assist customers in structuring a personalised deal on the purchase of their new Sportage. One of the options Kia lays on the table is a six-month 'payment holiday'.

Scott says: "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."

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                                2020 Kia Sportage. Image: MotorPress

Pricing for the Sportage range:

• Kia Sportage 1.6 GDi Ignite 6-speed Auto                   R406 995

• Kia Sportage 2.0 Ignite PLUS 6-speed Manual             R416 995

• Kia Sportage 2.0 Ignite PLUS 6-speed Auto                 R430 995

• Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi Ignite PLUS 8-speed Auto         R481 995

• Kia Sportage 2.0 EX 6-speed Auto                              R485 995

• Kia Sportage 2.0 EX PLUS 6-speed Auto                      R526 995

• Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX 8-speed Auto                      R536 995

• Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX AWD 8-speed Auto              R564 995

• Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX PLUS 8-speed Auto             R577 995

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                                2020 Kia Sportage. Image: MotorPress

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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