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Refreshed Kia Sportage arrives

Refreshed Kia Sportage arrives

Upgraded Kia SUV now arriving in dealerships.

Refreshed Kia Sportage arrives
The Sportage exterior changes include a new front grille and LED tail-lights.

After being unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show, Kia now has the refreshed version of the Kia Sportage available in Australian dealerships.

The biggest changes include an upgraded 2.0 litre petrol engine, a new six-speed manual transmission (replacing a five ratio unit), a few external tweaks and a more thoroughly refreshed cabin.

Added standard equipment has also been included across the different variants of the popular model. While a new soundproof windscreen and some underbody tweaks help minimise noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

A new model is also on offer – the Sportage Si Premium. This variant sits at the top of the 2WD Sportage range and boasts a six-speed auto transmission, 17-inch alloys, auto headlights, reversing camera and LED running lights.

Refreshed Kia Sportage arrives
Sportage cabin changes include the use of more soft-touch materials and a new 4.2-inch LCD display screen.

The 2014 Sportage range starts at $25,990.

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