2022 Kia Sportage – Modern Compact SUV Ready for the road. New 2022 Kia Sportage SUV: UK prices and specs revealed
The all-new, fifth-generation Kia Sportage is due to go on sale in the middle of this month, and the company has revealed full pricing and spec details for UK buyers.
The VW Tiguan rival, which is Kia’s best-seller in the UK, will be available with six trim levels and eight different powertrain options in what Kia describes as its “most comprehensive line-up ever”. That range includes petrol, diesel, mild-hybrid, full hybrid and plug-in hybrid options.
Kicking off the range is the Sportage ‘2’, which starts from £26,745 with a 148bhp 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine. A 113bhp 1.6-litre diesel is available for an extra £1,000. Both are two-wheel drive and mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Equipment for the 2 includes 17-inch alloys, LED headlamps, front and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera, cruise control and auto lights and wipers with an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system features DAB radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, while there’s a suite of safety assist features including Forward Collision Avoidance with pedestrian, cyclist and junction detection.
Moving up to GT-Line trim (from £29,745) brings the option of further powertrains, including 48v mild-hybrid versions of the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel – the latter of which sees power upped from 113bhp to 134bhp – both offered with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. There’s also the 226bhp HEV hybrid model, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. All GT-Line models are two-wheel drive until the plug-in hybrid arrives at the start of next year.
GT-Line trim brings sportier styling details such as 19-inch alloy wheels (18s on the hybrid), gloss black exterior detailing, rear privacy glass, a sports steering wheel, sports pedals and aluminium interior trim. It also receives LED front fog lamps and taillights, suede and leather upholstery, keyless entry and start and a larger 12.3-inch infotainment display with navigation and connected services.
‘3’ spec is instead based on ‘2’, but offers the same engine options as the GT-Line. Priced from £30,945, it pairs the larger infotainment screen with a 12.3-inch digital dial display, plus adds cloth and faux leather trim, electric front seats with heating and heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry and go and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go tech and highway driving assist (only offered on automatic versions.
‘4’ spec is only available with the mild hybrid engines and four-wheel drive, although the HEV hybrid is still two-wheel drive. Priced from £36,445, it adds features such as a panoramic sunroof, a Harmon Kardon sound system, wireless phone charging, a 360-degree parking camera, Kia’s Blind Spot View Monitor and remote smart parking. Further features include ambient lighting, dual LED adaptive headlamps and Parking Collision Avoidance Assist.
Flagship GT-Line S builds on the ‘4’ model, from £38,445, bringing the GT-Line’s sportier styling details and the option of a two-tone black roof. It also adds artificial leather and suede trim, ventilated front seats with additional electric adjustment and memory functions and a smart electric tailgate.
The PHEV version of the Sportage, which will be available to order from March, is priced from £38,395 in the cheapest GT-Line specification. Customer deliveries for the rest of the range will commence during the first quarter of next year.
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