2016 KIA SPORTAGE NOW IN NEPALPosted On: June 27, 2016 By : AutoLife Team
Continental Associates, the sole authorized distributor of KIA vehicles in Nepal, has launched the all-new 2016 Sportage in the Nepalese market at a starting price of Nrs 76,95,000- 86,95,000 for the petrol version and Rs 82,95,000 – 89,95,000 for the diesel version. The all-new Kia Sportage made its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show, with an attractive, all-new interior and exterior design, a host of advanced new technology features and greater quality.
The fourth-generation Sportage, Kia Motors’ longest-running nameplate, wraps contemporary design around a structure that is both stiffer and more spacious than before. Advanced driver assistance technologies, significant suspension and steering improvements, and available intelligent AWD vastly improve the Sportage’s driving dynamics while premium materials create a class-up experience in an otherwise utilitarian segment.
The “face” of the new Sportage features the most significant change over the outgoing model. Kia’s hallmark “tiger-nose” grille resides vertically in the front fascia while the headlights are positioned higher, sweeping back along the outer edges of the sharply detailed hood. A lower, wider front clip – enlarged to provide greater engine cooling – adds visual volume to the lower half of the Sportage’s face, resulting in a planted and aggressive stance, though it keeps the same overall width, as its predecessor.
Where the surfaces of the outgoing model were flatter, this one features more curves and creases, especially on the hood and door panels. The roofline is sloped and the spoiler lengthened to deliver a more aggressive stance. The new Sportage also has improved visibility, thanks to thinner A- and C-pillars, as well as side mirrors that have been mounted lower.
Inside, the new Sportage’s driver-oriented cockpit features a simple and modern design with clean horizontal lines emphasizing a more spacious interior. The lateral design of the dashboard divides it into two clear zones. The upper “display” zone delivers information to occupants via the instrument panel and new color touchscreen.The lower half, or the “control” zone, features easily identifiable switchgear to operate the available dual-zone climate system, audio and secondary controls. Similar to the touchscreen, the center console has been angled to face the driver.
The all-new Sportage’s roomier, more luxurious cabin features an impressive level of craftsmanship, with high-quality, soft-touch materials and a range of technologies improving overall comfort, convenience, and connectivity. Updates to the drivetrain provide enhanced efficiency and performance, while changes to the suspension deliver better ride and handling. The 5-seater now has a sportier look than ever before, and now also comes with upgraded materials on the inside, as well as a host of new and improved tech and safety features that are sure to impress.
Kia has done all they can to address those issues, and are promising a better quality of ride on the improved suspension. There are a number of available safety features added, including lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlights, and rear cross-traffic alert.