Popular KIA SUV receives hybrid treatment

Popular KIA SUV receives hybrid treatment

Kia has been pushing the boundaries for a number of years now across the global automotive market, and the manufacturer has just kicked it up a notch with the release of its popular Sportage in a Hybrid GT-Line package.

Infusing innovative technology, next level refinement and impressive fuel efficiency, the Kia Sportage hybrid has been re-imagined for the future.

While all the things you would love about the regular GT-Line remain, where the hybrid variant shines is through its 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is paired with an electric motor to optimise the balance between efficiency and performance.

Paired with a six speed automatic transmission, the hybrid model delivers the same smooth Australian-tuned ride and handling performance as the petrol and diesel models, but with an impressive combined fuel consumption of just 4.9 litres per hundred kilometres.

Not only is the Kia Sportage GT-Line extremely efficient on fuel to save you big dollars at the pump – and seriously good lookin in its pearl white paintwork – it also goes about its duties in a near silent matter.

Hopping behind the wheel and hitting the roads around the city provided the perfect test for the new Kia Sportage hybrid.

Whether you’re traversing the rough offroad terrain on the city outskirts, gliding across the freshly paved highway or negotiating the ‘in progress’ works around the iconic Blue Lake, the stylish SUV was a pure delight to drive.

The lack of engine noise while utilising the vehicle’s EV power remains impressive when seamlessly switching to the petrol powerplant, with very minimal external noise creeping into the cabin, even when heading off the beaten track.

This is aided by the premium comfort levels experienced inside the cabin, with high-quality leather seating receiving the heated and cooled treatment in the Sportage’s GT-Line spec, while memory seats, dual zone climate control, a full-length panoramic sunroof and USB-C charging ports in the side of the front seats provide unparalleled levels of luxury.

Ambient mood lighting with up to 64 different colours depending on your preference also give your Sportage interior a touch of personality.

Pair this with the dual 12.3-inch curved displays to control all your favourite audio through an 8-speaker harman/kardon sound system, satellite navigation and the latest connectivity tech, you have everything you could possibly ask for in a vehicle and more right at your fingertips.

Not only do the dual screens gel together seamlessly, but a cool feature which has become a regular on higher-end Kia vehicles provides a rear camera view when indicating to give driver’s a glimpse of what is behind them – front and centre on the main instrument cluster – further enhancing safety with a ‘second pair of eyes’ through blind-spot monitoring.

On top of this, other key inclusions such as an intelligent speed limiter assist, safe exit warning, rear cross traffic collision and avoidance alerts, lane follow and junction turning assist as well as a suite of other safety features are equipped to help keep occupants safe.

Gracing the exterior panels of the stunning Sportage are a host of colour options, and while Snow White Pearl as pictured looks glorious under the sunlight, you might prefer to go for a Clear White, Stee Grey, Gravity Grey, Vesta Blue, Dawning Red, Fusion Black or Jungle Wood Green duco.

Pricing starts at just under $60,500 drive away for the top of the line Kia Sportage Hybrid GT-Line, while premium paint finishes will incur an additional charge.

To check out the latest and greatest Kia SUV for yourself, pop in and see Brad and the team at OGR Kia at 132-138 Jubilee Highway West in Mount Gambier or contact the dealership on 8724 1177 to find out more.

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