A new version of the Kia Sportage 1.6 has been revealed and we are here to tell you if it’s worth buying. The price for this mid-range version begins from £17,407, so it’s a pretty affordable car.
This is not the first time that the vehicle has been tweaked, it has been done several times before, but this time it’s big. It first got facelifted two years ago, when various diesel engines were introduced, but since there were just changes in price and equipment. This mid-range version is likely to outsell the previous versions and why not.
The vehicle still has four trim levels but has three engines instead of four. The CRDi diesel 2.0 liter has been removed as well. The GT models have got a sportier look both inside and outside as well as sports suspension. The engines are both aspirated and turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol, the customers can choose the one they like. Also, there is a U3-generation 1.6-liter diesel.
The company has claimed that the vehicle delivers a good economy and fewer emissions. But, we have found that there is not much truth in that as it delivers less economy and emission than what’s claimed, and certainly less than the rivals, most of which are new cars. But, that doesn’t mean the car has nothing to offer, if you are interested in equipment levels, you may even forget it lacks those things. It has a range of active safety systems that are present in every version. It has leather seats, LED headlights, and 19in alloy wheels.
If you compare its price with the previous versions, it costs around £502 less. So, that’s some good positives to look forward to when you think about buying this car. The car gives a good value for money and is definitely better than the previous versions, but it’s probably not as good as other SUVs options available. It’s a neat-looking vehicle with great equipment but lacks on economy.