• Pricing for Kia's new Pegas sedan starts from R225 995.
• Touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard throughout the range.
• It's powered by a 1.4-litre multi-point injection petrol engine, producing 69kW and 132Nm.
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Kia is adding further ammunition to their local line-up with the introduction of the new Pegas sedan.
Only two trim levels will be available - LX or EX - with pricing starting from R225 995, and it is immediately available at dealerships across the country.
Powering the sedan is a 1.4-litre multi-point injection petrol engine, producing 69kW and 132Nm, with power sent to the front wheels with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.
Impressive standard inventory
Gary Scott, CEO of Kia South Africa, says: "With great connectivity features and comprehensive safety specification, the Pegas ticks all the boxes while offering maximum value. There's lots of life in the compact sedan market, and the Pegas is poised to draw young families and first-time buyers to the Kia brand."
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The sedan comes with a comprehensive list of standard inventory in entry-level LX trim like a 7.0-inch infotainment with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote central locking, rear-view camera with rear park distance control, aircon, front and rear electric windows, electric mirrors, six-speaker system, steering wheel controls, 14-inch steel wheels and automatic headlamp activation.
Additionally, models in EX guise include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, faux-leather seat trim, front fog lights, driver's seat height adjuster, cruise control, chrome-coated door handles, 14-inch alloy wheels and side repeater lights.
Depending on the trim chosen, the interior can be covered in either cloth or artificial leather. All models come with cupholders and a central armrest for the driver.
ABS with EBD, disc brakes all-round, dual front airbags, and ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points provide the necessary safety features on the safety front. Another impressive tick in the Pegas' box is the 475-litre boot space, the largest compact sedan class.
Customers can choose from five exterior colours - Clear White, Titanium Silver, Blue Stream, Marcato Red and Aurora Black Pearl.
All models come standard with an Unlimited Kilometre, five-year warranty and a 4-year or 60 000km service plan, inclusive of Roadside Assistance.