After the announcement of the new auto policy 2016, KIA along with Hyundai decided to enter the Pakistani automobile industry. There was a lot of media attention given to these two companies, given the longstanding monopoly of Suzuki, Toyota and Honda over the local automobile market. Along with many other models, KIA Motors is now all set to release the 2020 edition of its Sportage SUV.
This is a feature-packed car that looks sporty and is very practical to drive. It’s a five-seater car designed for extreme comfort; the rear leg space and headroom for both the front and rear passengers is ample.
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It comes with a panoramic sunroof, leather dashboard, hill assist feature, along with cruise control, auto xenon headlights and automatic windscreen wipers. There are three modes of driving which includes sports, regular, and economical. Hence, fuel consumption can be managed by the users according to their needs. It also has rear vents for air conditioning which evenly distributes temperature in the car, and a 12V socket to charge your mobiles.
Such sophisticated features give it an edge over its competitors within the market. Speaking of which, Suzuki Vitara, Honda BR-V, Toyota Rush and Honda Vezel are some of the competitors of KIA Sportage in the Pakistani automobile market.
The current model also has dual airbags and an auto tailgate which is very convenient for users. It has a JBL sound system with Bluetooth connectivity which offers loud and clear music on the go.
The fuel average of the 2020 edition of KIA Sportage is around 9 km/l in the city and 11 km/l on highways and motorways. These mileage figures are comparable to that of Honda Civic which is not even an SUV.
The suspension system of the KIA Sportage is also very efficient in reducing the impact of unpaved roads.
According to some people in the automobile industry, KIA Sportage fails to provide some features like Lane Keep Assist and a large-screen infotainment system. Due to this, its competitors acquire some edge over it.
Launch date & prices in Pakistan
KIA Sportage 2020 will be launched in Pakistan in August. KIA Sportage will be launched with both All Wheel Drive (AWD) and Front Wheel Drive (FWD) options. KIA has started booking of Sportage 2020 and the prices are as following:
|*Ex Factory Price||PKR 4,899,000||PKR 5,399,000|
|Booking Amount||PKR 1,500,000||PKR 1,700,000|
KIA Sportage 2020 comes with 6-speed transmission + SportMatic. It has a 2.0L Gasoline MPI engine which produces 154hp at 6200 RPM and 196nm torque at 4000 RPM. Sportage has 10.3 compressions ratio and 81×97 bore & stroke.
The best part is, as KIA has officially begun its operations within Pakistan, owners have the option of getting some additional features installed from KIA service centers for the Sportage model.