The new Kia Sportage.

New Kia Sportage developed specially for European roads

The latest model of the Kia Sportage is now available at Sleator Kia in Mullingar – and although there have been supply difficulties in the motor industry, that is not the case with this car. Sleator Kia have secured their supply and encourage customers to call in to test one of them.

The latest model of the popular Kia Sportage has been developed on a new architecture and it benefits from a European-focused high-tech engineering programme that realised an optimal wheelbase and proportions for European roads.

This meticulous approach has helped create an SUV that is a perfect fit for European requirements, says the Korean manufacturer, and that underscores its everyday practicality and usability.

The package has also resulted in luggage capacity, headroom and legroom all being substantially increased over the outgoing Sportage model, and it has best-in-class legroom for the second-row passengers.

Hybrid powertrains further enhance the capabilities of the European Sportage, serving to reduce emissions and enhance fuel economy.

An advanced plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model represents another first for the European Sportage, and the latest internal combustion clean petrol and diesel engines are also available in various efficiency and power versions.

A new-generation Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS) provides optimum comfort and superior safety levels at all times thanks to its continuous damping control.

A new Terrain Mode gives the Sportage outstanding ride capabilities in more challenging conditions such as snow, mud and sand, allowing owners to pursue more adventurous leisure activities.

The new Sportage also leads the way in safety featuring both passive and active high-tech systems – including Kia’s world-renowned comprehensive suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

"The all-new Sportage has been carefully designed, developed and honed specifically for Europe, in the process breaking boundaries and establishing new benchmarks in the SUV segment," said Jason Jeong, president at Kia Europe.

"With its forward-thinking exterior design and its pioneering interior, the new Sportage combines dynamic road presence on the outside with a class-leading, driver-focused premium cabin that benefits from the very latest breakthrough tech features.

"The new Sportage is also equipped with advanced powertrain electrification technologies – we have efficient, eco-friendly hybrid models that can meet all the needs of customers.

"With a zero-emissions all-electric range, the all-new plug-in hybrid Sportage model further highlights Kia’s mission to accelerate sustainable mobility across Europe," added Mr Jeong.