Pricing details have just been released on the all-new Kia Sportage, which goes on public sale from October 1.
Due to keen interest being shown in the new Sportage, Kia Motors NZ has decided to release pricing now, enabling buyers to plan ahead.
Prices start from just $33,990 + On Road Costs (ORC) for the base-model Sportage 2.0 Urban LX model, which undercuts the pre-GST rise prices of all other CUV/SUV rivals on the market.
“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.
“Dealers have reported a phenomenal response to the new Sportage following the media unveiling a few weeks ago, which we are seeing reflected in the orders they have taken to date.
“By announcing pricing now, well ahead of the October 1 launch we are able to provide more surety to customers who are still in the process of making a purchase decision ahead of the predicted GST rises — they can see how competitive the Sportage is compared to the competition.”
Mr McDonald says the Kia dealer network is very excited about the potential for the new Sportage to do well in the New Zealand market.
The third generation Kia Sportage features European styling along with eco friendly engines, the most advanced and unique to Kia 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 is lighter and more powerful than before.
The Sportage gets completely new drivetrains, 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