Model Update: KIA Sportage

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The new Sportage TEC, based on the popular 2.0 CRDi automatic, adds in a range of useful features, including distinctive 18-inch alloy wheels, full-LED tail light clusters, Xenon headlights, rear privacy glass and a one-touch panoramic sunroof that was previously only an option on the diesel AWD model. Interior spec includes heated and ventilated front seats, a smartkey with Start/Stop button and a TFT instrument-cluster display.

The all-aluminium 2.0-litre diesel with its variable geometry turbo puts out a healthy 130kW at 300r/min, and 392Nm of torque from 1800 r/min. Pricing of the AWD version is set at R462 995, and it comes with a 5-year/150 000km warranty, a 5-year/100 000km service plan, and a 3-year, unlimited-mileage roadside assistance plan.

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