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Kia launches strikingly sporty new-gen Sportage

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The new-gen Kia Sportage for 2018 is a powerful jack-of-all-trades sporting plenty of space, a steadfast frame and equitable control.

Drivers can accelerate at an adequate rate as the car climbs through the gears.

In addition, the 2.0-litre mild hybrid powertrain delivers instant torque with an output of 182bhp and a top speed of 125mph.

The 1.6-litre petrol remains as the range’s standard unit and is joined by a 1.6 diesel, letting the car reach 60mph in 11.4 seconds, carrying a top speed of 112mph.

A sloping roofline, new bumpers at the front and rear, and updated headlight signatures offer a smarter look and the interior has been kitted out with an abundance of high-quality leather.

The essence of a German SUV is created by added touches, such as stitching bordering the dashboard and a metallic chrome effect over the vents and the infotainment system in the shape of an eight-inch touchscreen is available as an optional extra

Showing that it has a sporty side, a Sport Mode feature with the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission lets the driver change gear manually and economically, without it having an impact on performance.

Kia’s expansive panoramic sunroof is available on the mid-trim 2018 Kia Sportage and standard on the turbocharged 2018 Kia Sportage SX. The sunroof lets in natural light, creating a feeling of extra space compared with its competitors, and it can be covered by a sunshade, opened as a window or even slid back to let fresh air in.

Rear reclining seats allow passengers extra comfort in the back and a low central tunnel in the floor does leave more legroom and foot space for the individual to stretch their legs if needs be.

The car can stretch out too, with the doors opening fairly wide, allowing plenty of the space for the driver and passengers to slide into their seats.

Top-spec models come with high-tech features such as adaptive cruise control.

The practical SUV provides models like the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Karoq with some healthy competition and at least one of the six different specs are bound to suit anyone’s needs.

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