Initial batch of new Sportages will arrive earlier than expected in the UK on 1 August
6 July 2010

Kia’s all-new Sportage will go on sale in the UK on 1 August.

Initially, the Sportage will be available with the firm’s 2.0-litre CRDi engine; each of the initial all-wheel drive Sportages in the UK will be badged First Edition.

See the official pics of the new Kia Sportage

The First Edition models will all come with a full leather interior, dual zone climate control, automatic wipers, 18-inch alloys and LED daytime running lights.

From November, the new Sportage range will be fully available, including petrol engines, additional diesel units and the option of front-wheel drive.

Full details of the new Sportage range, which has had its ride and handling tuned on UK roads, will be revealed on 20 July.

See all the latest Kia Sportage reviews, news and video

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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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6 July 2010

Not exactly an oil-painting , is it. The old Sportage was much better looking than this.

6 July 2010

It looks like the Sorento (not a bad looking car) that's been crushed at both ends. Too short for the height. Too "chunky". It'd get bullied in the playground. Disappointing.

6 July 2010

Hyundai Kia continue to improve very rapidly,have a long warranty,and good quality.on a roll id say

6 July 2010

I guess it would do if you must have a 4x4 and its all you can afford.

6 July 2010

Kia always do this, launch a model heavily loaded and then over time sneak the equipment down so the early ones are brilliant value. Our early Sportage XS has the same spec. as the next model up now. Our Caren was the same, loaded to the hilt then cut down in later versions.

Prefer the look of the Hyundai version but I can't persuade our lease provider that its a 2010 Hyundai with the same residual percentage as a Honda or Nissan - they seem to still think Hyundai means a 1973 Pony!

6 July 2010

The majority of Hyundai and Kia products are decent right now - all the latest generation (so not the Rios etc) are pretty competitive in dynamics, build quality, fuel consumption and are very competitive on price. I think the next generation will be the sweet spot - like a Honda in the late 90s. Cheaper than the opposition, better in most ways and ultra reliable. I was pretty impressed with the I30 and very impressed with the latest Tucson. I think the styling of this is off though.

6 July 2010

I quite like it, but it looks big - need to see it against something to get an idea of proportion. But yet again rear visibility looks poor, though not Range Rover Evoque poor.

7 July 2010

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! That's truly horrible! OMFG! Badly proportioned, extremely ugly from all angles, poor visibility, gimme a Nissan X-trail any day.

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