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Kia puts price on Sportage


After a positive response at its reveal, Kia has released some sharp pricing on its upcoming Sportage model

Due to the “phenomenal” interest being shown in the new Sportage, Kia Motors NZ has decided to release pricing ahead of schedule.

Prices start from just $33,990 + On Road Costs (ORC) for the Sportage 2.0 Urban LX model, which Kia says undercuts the pre-GST rise prices of all other CUV/SUV rivals on the market, including the smaller Mitsubishi ASX. The price also puts the new Sportage some $6000 below the equivalent Hyundai iX35’s current price.

“It was always the intention of Kia Motors New Zealand to position the new Sportage competitively in the marketplace and we are delighted to announce that we have been able to follow through with our promise of very sharp pricing,” says Todd McDonald, General Manager of Kia Motors New Zealand.

McDonald says the Kia dealer network is very excited about the potential for the new Sportage to do well in the New Zealand market, adding that the combination of modern styling, excellent fit and finish and high equipment levels makes for an “unbeatable package”.

The third generation Kia Sportage features Euro styling along with hi-tech, fuel-sipping, eco friendly engines, a unique all-wheel-drive dynamax system and a suspension system tuned for New Zealand roads.

Longer, wider and lower than the previous model and with a 10mm longer wheelbase, the third generation Sportage benefits from a completely new drivetrain, with a choice of 2-litre and 2.4-litre petrol or 2-litre diesel and 6-speed sequential automatic (manual is available to special order on some models). Petrol models arrive first, with the diesel slated for full introduction early in 2011.

Pricing for the new Kia Sportage petrol models (plus on-road costs and including the 5-year/100,000km warranty programme, 24-hour road-side assistance and free first 1500km service) is:

  • Sportage 2.0 Auto Urban LX 2WD - $ 33,990
  • Sportage 2.0 Auto Urban EX 2WD - $ 37,990
  • Sportage 2.4 Auto EX AWD - $ 42,990
  • Sportage 2.4 Auto LTD AWD - $ 46,990

Read more about the Kia Sportage here, and find your nearest Kia dealer!

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