Kia Australia has increased the pricing of its mid-size SUV, the Sportage.
All Sportage variants are $200 dearer than before, with the SUV range now kicking off at $28,390 plus on-road costs for the S 2.0-litre petrol FWD and reaching $47,890 for the GT-Line 2.0-litre diesel AWD (see full pricing table below).
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Kia Australia spokesperson confirmed there are no corresponding changes to the Toyota RAV4 rival’s standard specification, with the price rise “due to the usual business/exchange-rate pressures”.
As before, the Sportage is available in four grades: entry-level S, mid-range SX and SX+, and flagship GT-Line.
A 114kW/192Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine is available in the S, SX and SX+, with the former two available with a six-speed manual or torque-converter automatic, while the latter only comes with two pedals. Either way, front-wheel drive is standard.
Conversely, the GT-Line is offered with a 135kW/237Nm 2.4-litre unit with the six-speed torque-converter automatic and all-wheel drive.
A 136kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine is also available in all four grades. However, it only comes with an eight-speed torque-converter automatic and all-wheel drive.
2020 Kia Sportage pricing before on-road costs
|S 2.0-litre petrol FWD||manual||$28,390 (+$200)|
|S 2.0-litre petrol FWD||automatic||$30,390 (+$200)|
|SX 2.0-litre petrol FWD||manual||$30,490 (+$200)|
|SX 2.0-litre petrol FWD||automatic||$32,490 (+$200)|
|SX+ 2.0-litre petrol FWD||automatic||$37,690 (+$200)|
|GT-Line 2.4-litre petrol AWD||automatic||$44,990 (+$200)|
|S 2.0-litre diesel AWD||automatic||$35,790 (+$200)|
|SX 2.0-litre diesel AWD||automatic||$37,890 (+$200)|
|SX+ 2.0-litre diesel AWD||automatic||$43,090 (+$200)|
|GT-Line 2.0-litre diesel AWD||automatic||$47,890 (+$200)|
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineMay 8, 2020 9:02 am