Sportage will be given petrol engine and is available to order
7 September 2010

Kia will produce a petrol-engined version of the new Sportage First Edition crossover.

The South Korean car manufacturer will make a petrol equivalent of the 2.0-litre CRDi model, after what it describes as “very strong demand”.

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The Sportage First Edition 2.0-litre AWD will be powered by Kia’s Theta-II 2.0-litre petrol engine.

It will come with a five-speed manual transmission and deliver 161bhp at 5200rpm and 143lb ft of torque at 4600rpm.

The Sportage petrol model will have a top speed of 113mph and accelerate from 0-60mph in 10.3 seconds, with a combined cycle fuel consumption of 35.8mpg and a CO2 emissions figure of 188g/km.

The new petrol-engined Sportage will come with exactly the same trim level as the diesel model.

Standard kit includes black leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, 18in alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, Bluetooth, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, and a colour rear-parking camera system integrated into the rear-view mirror.

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Kia Sportage
Kia’s well priced compact soft-roader has been given attention-seeking looks

The Kia Sportage is more SUV than hatchback, with family appeal and value to commend it

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It is available to order now, priced at £19,495. Deliveries will arrive in October, with an even wider range of engines – and a 2WD model – becoming available later in the year.

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Our Verdict

Kia Sportage
Kia’s well priced compact soft-roader has been given attention-seeking looks

The Kia Sportage is more SUV than hatchback, with family appeal and value to commend it

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week