The Kia Sportage first appeared in the UK in 1995 and additional generations of the car were launched in 2004, 2005 and 2010. Essentially the car is an inexpensive and compact 4x4 and is an ideal choice for families who wish to enjoy an economic way of safe motoring with reasonable off-road capabilities.
The second generation Sportage retained the budget entry level philosophy but also considerably increased the offering. A revised look was combined with improved performance and greater choice.
The third generation Sportage, released in 2010, has a very much updated appearance and is a much more sophisticated vehicle with enhanced levels of kit. It is now at least on par with many of its rivals and as an affordable 4x4 it is at the head of the list.
With three diesel engines and two petrol engines to choose from, you can more or less tailor your own Sportage for its level of performance and economy. All engine options are sound and with excellent five and six speed gearboxes available, your driving experience will always be positive.
Off-road driving in the Sportage is great fun. At speeds of up to 25 mph you can manually lock in a 50:50 torque balance, there is a special hill descent system that works really well in muddy and rough terrain and maintains the car’s speed at a constant 5 mph and there is a hill start assist that prevents rolling backwards even on the steepest of muddy hills.
Although not the most popular of off-roaders, nevertheless there are plenty of Kia Sportage cars for sale across the UK from approved Kia dealers, independent traders and private sellers. No matter where you are in the UK, Motors.co.uk could find a deal on a used Kia Sportage near you.
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