All-new 4th-generation Kia Sportage pricing and specification

2016 Kia Sportage group. Platinum (front), SLi (right) and Si (middle).
2016 Kia Sportage group. Platinum (front), SLi (right) and Si (middle).

Kia has introduced its fourth generation Sportage in Australia, priced from $28,990 plus on-road costs for the 2.0-litre petrol Si.

The range will be available in three trim levels – Si, SLi and Platinum – and a choice of three engines; a 114kW/192Nm 2.0-litre MPI petrol for the Si and SLi, a Platinum only 135kW/237Nm 2.4-litre GDi petrol and a 136kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbodiesel for all grades.

All models will feature a six-speed automatic transmission, driving the front wheels in the 2.0-litre petrol Si and SLi models and all four wheels via an on demand AWD system in all diesel variants and the 2.4-litre GDI Platinum.

2016 Kia Sportage Platinum (SPAS (Smart Parking Assist System).
2016 Kia Sportage Platinum (SPAS (Smart Parking Assist System).

For the first time on a local Kia, the new Sportage Platinum will feature the Smart Parking Assist System, which steers the car into parallel or 90-degree parking spaces automatically.

The new Sportage features a 30mm longer wheelbase (now 2,670mm), 40mm greater overall length and more aerodynamic rear spoiler resulting in a more swept-back shape.

Passenger space is also claimed to be improved, with headroom rising to 997mm (+5mm) and 993mm (+16mm) for front and rear passengers respectively, while maximum legroom has expanded to 1,129mm (+19mm) and 970mm (+7mm).

It is available with a choice of 17-, 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.

2016 Kia Sportage Platinum interior grey two-tone.
2016 Kia Sportage Platinum interior grey two-tone.

Inside, the all-new interior blends metalwork with soft-touch materials, with higher end models featuring leather and stitching for a more luxurious ambience.

All models get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment screen and reverse camera with dynamic parking lines, while satellite navigation is standard for the SLi and Platinum. The infotainment system is paired with a 160 watt six-speaker audio system and Bluetooth hands-free. Aux-in and two USB ports for smartphones and MP3 players are also standard.

Another first is the Platinum’s new wireless charger for mobile devices. The 5W charging system activates when a compatible device is placed on the pad.

2016 Kia Sportage Platinum rear 3/4.
2016 Kia Sportage Platinum rear 3/4.

The new Sportage is available in seven colours: Clear White (standard, Snow White Pearl, Mineral Silver, Sparkling Silver, Fiery Red, Mercury Blue and Cherry Black. All colours, except Clear White, carry a $520 premium.

Read ForceGT’s Kia Sportage Review here.

ModelPricing (Excl. on-roads)
Si 2.0-litre petrol$28,990
Si 2.0-litre diesel$33,990
SLi 2.0-litre petrol$33,990
SLi 2.0-litre diesel$38,990
Platinum 2.4-litre petrol$43,490
Platinum 2.0-litre diesel$45,990

Capped Price Service

Sportage 2.0L Diesel$419$499$480$726$471$600$500$3,695
Sportage 2.0L petrol$306$383$361$711$345$470$366$2,942
Sportage 2.4L petrol$339$417$396$747$382$508$405$3,194


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