New Kia Sportage

First Look at the 2022 Kia Sportage

We were itching to get the first look at the new 2022 Kia Sportage, Kia’s number one selling SUV. Kia continues to bring the heat and to say we were impressed would be an understatement. More room, more style, more technology, and all at an affordable price! We want to share some standout features on this exciting new model with you.

Alternatively, jump the line and get straight to booking a test drive at our official Kia dealerships in Christchurch or Timaru.

With a limited time introductory price from just $34,990 plus on roads for the base model LX 2.0 litre-turbo, the LX is a very highly specified mid-sized SUV. Featuring tonnes of safety technology including forward collision avoidance assist with car, pedestrian, cyclist, junction assist, multi-collision braking, and heaps more.

The base model offers a 8.0″ infotainment touchscreen and a 4.2 multifunctional display, perfect for keeping you in charge of the music and your eyes on the road. We were also delighted to discover that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED headlights, and daytime running lights also come standard in the new 2022 Sportage.

New Kia Sportage

All models in the range offer a AWD diesel option with the new Sportage entry AWD diesel starting at just $43,990 plus on roads. The diesel offers 137kW of power and 416Nm of torque, controlled by a very silky 8-speed automatic transmission.

New Kia Sportage

In addition to the LX, Kia have offered us an LX Plus (pictured above in red). Additional features give this LX a slightly increased price tag of $39,990 plus on roads for the petrol model and $46,990 plus on roads for our AWD diesel option.

LX Plus additions:

  • 18″ Alloy Wheels
  • 12.3″ Colour TFT LCD Touchscreen Infotainment with Satellite Navigation
  • 12″ TFT LCD Instrument Cluster with Integrated 4″ TFT LCD Multifunction Display
  • Electrochromatic Rearview Mirror
  • Remote Folding 2nd Row Seats
  • Composite Leather Gear Selector
  • Rain Sensing Front Wipers
  • Rear Windows and Tailgate Privacy Glass

The new Sportage is and feels more roomy than its predecessor. Featuring Kia’s new design language, the 2022 Sportage has an all-new look with a muscular stance and strong, yet refined silhouette. Inside the styling is crisp and bold, with high quality metallic touches and cloth or leather upholstery throughout.

New Sportage interior including 12” TFT LCD Instrument Cluster + Integrated 4” TFT LCD Multifunction Display

There’s plenty to love in the Kia Sportage and we highly recommend booking a test drive to see for yourself. From weekend away to the school pick-up run, the Sportage is ready and waiting for whatever your life throws at it.

Get in touch with our Christchurch or Timaru team to learn more.

Prices are subject to change and exclude On Road Costs (ORC). Speak to our official Kia representatives for current pricing.

Images below are shown for illustrative purposes only. Overseas model shown.

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The Kia Sportage LX with Accessories
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