Kia has given its Sportage an infotainment upgrade – remember when car upgrades were all about performance? – and has also made this available as a retrofit option for units before this tweak was announced.
Originally revealed at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show, Sportage has grown and evolved with each generation and Gary Scott, CEO, Kia Motors South Africa, says: “Kia is renowned for it’s quality, style and value. The Sportage has become an icon of of what customers want in a true SUV: a vehicle that seamlessly fits into your lifestyle. With this latest update, the Sportage remains true to its reputation as a leader in the SUV field by offering the latest technology and capability as part of a highly competitive package in terms of value.”
Specifically, the infotainment upgrade is applicable to the Ignite and Ignite Plus models in the range, and comprises an 8-inch colour touchscreen with integrated reverse camera, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. The addition of infotainment in these models aligns the full Sportage range with the rest of Kia’s vehicle line-up, adding more convenience and more value to customers.
Customers who have purchased a Sportage Ignite or Ignite Plus prior to the introduction of the standard 8-inch infotainment system, also have the option of having the system retrofitted at a cost of R6,325, which includes VAT and fitment. The upgrade can be made at any of Kia Motors South Africa’s dealerships.
Customers who are considering a new SUV may well be giving the Kia Sportage a second look thanks to the six-month ‘payment holiday’ currently on offer when purchasing a new Kia Sportage. With this plan, customers can choose to structure their payment plan in such a way that they skip the first six months of instalments, providing some welcome financial breathing space. However, if the payment holiday is not exactly what is needed, a deal structure can be personalised to suit the customer’s individual needs.
“We want to give our customers more options when it comes to vehicle payments, as everyone has different financial needs. This way we can work with new Sportage owners to shape a repayment plan that best suits their budget,” says Scott.
All Sportage models are sold with Kia’s Unlimited Kilometre, five-year warranty, as well as a standard 5-year/90 000 km service plan and 5 years of roadside assistance.
Pricing for the Sportage range:
Kia Sportage 1.6 GDi Ignite 6-speed Auto R406 995.00
Kia Sportage 2.0 Ignite PLUS 6-speed Manual R416 995.00
Kia Sportage 2.0 Ignite PLUS 6-speed Auto R430 995.00
Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi Ignite PLUS 8-speed Auto R481 995.00
Kia Sportage 2.0 EX 6-speed Auto R485 995.00
Kia Sportage 2.0 EX PLUS 6-speed Auto R526 995.00
Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX 8-speed Auto R536,995.00
Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX AWD 8-speed Auto R564,995.00
Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX PLUS 8-speed Auto R577,995.00