Kia launches the Sports Age premium segment crossover
|   Thursday, November 01, 2012
The Kia Sportage crossover is currently the top of the range crossover vehicle in the market and the exterior designing and performance oriented design is the best feature of the vehicle which distinguishes it from the other vehicles in the crossover segment. Featuring a sharp head lamp design with SUV shaped body panels; the Kia Sportage is a beautiful designing and engineering work.

The rear end of the vehicle is the reason for the sharp looks looking complete and the deep, vertical tail lights does not reduce the visibility of the driver behind the Sportage.
The C Pillar is also one of the most distinguishing features of this vehicle. The sharp looks of the vehicle is the primary reason for the high popularity which the Sportage enjoys and the steel to glass ratio is high which translates to better handling and more rigidity of the body structure.

The high ground clearance of the Sportage is another advantage of buying this machine and this makes getting in and out of the vehicle quite easy. The 2.0 liter CRDI powers the vehicle quite efficiently and Kia claims that the vehicle reaches 0 – 60 MPH in 10.9 seconds. 30 – 70 MPH comes in around 11.3 seconds and this is the time when the vehicle feels the fastest. The Sportage never feels quite as fast as a hatch back, but it is the closest one can get to the real speed.

At the event of track testing the chassis felt quite stable and the vehicle is better than most SUVs and crossovers tested on track so far. Displacing a healthy 134 BHP, the engine does not rev really when in high BHPs and as a result top end speed is not that high and the vehicle does feel a bit grumpy. However, in shorter ranges the engine feels responsive enough and hence the Sportage is great for city traffic.

The vehicle is high on space and as a result long distance trips are a breeze in this vehicle. The manual transmission system on the vehicle is quite responsive and this makes the vehicle fun to drive. The size of the Sportage also works to its advantage and the economic figures are hence high. The buyers of today are highly sensitive to the price and long term maintenance costs of a vehicle and therefore the Sportage hold high privilege as it offers total value for money.

Performance enhancing kits are also available on the Kia Sportage and optional body kits can also be fitted on the customer's demand. With the launch of the Sportage, Kia has managed to reach a whole new level of refinement and the Sportage as a total package is profitable to both the company and the customers. Therefore, the high demand. Hype around the launch of the Sportage has been building up for quite some time now and with the launch of the vehicle the hype has transformed into a high sales figure.
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