Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 - Kia Motors
  • Best-selling Kia model looks sharper, feels softer and drives better
  • Premium sound system tops list of new features for 2014  
  • Significantly reduced NVH for greater refinement

Geneva, March 4, 2014 – Kia Motors revealed enhanced versions of the brand’s best-selling model in Europe, the compact crossover Kia Sportage, today at the Geneva Motor Show. For 2014, the Sportage receives small but significant upgrades to its modern exterior, as well as a refreshed interior design and new materials throughout the cabin.

The exterior design features a new front grille, new LED rear lamp clusters, a new range of alloy wheels with a choice of 16-, 17- or 18-inch diameter, and a shark-fin roof antenna. Inside, the enhanced Sportage benefits from greater use of soft-touch materials across the dashboard and the upper door panels, a new Supervision instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch LCD display screen and new combinations of leather and/or cloth seat trims.

The 2014 Sportage also receives a range of new features, depending on model, to boost its appeal to buyers across Europe. Available features include a new audio system with 4.3-inch colour touchscreen with rear view camera, a new premium Infinity by Harman sound system (linked to the 4.3-inch radio display and the 7.0-inch navigation) with an external amplifier, sub-woofer and seven speakers, Kia’s multi-mode FlexSteer system, heated steering wheel, powered driver’s seat and new USB iPod connectivity.

Driving the enhanced Sportage will be an even more refined experience than the current model, thanks to a number of changes designed to minimise noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). A new soundproof windscreen, with an interlayer film between the glass laminations, reduces wind noise.

Three engineering improvements minimise vibrations – the front subframe is now bush-mounted (rather than bolted directly to the bodyshell), an intermediate shaft is added to the drivetrain, resulting in symmetrical (equal length) front drive shafts and a new mounting bracket for the transmission has greater rigidity and reduced resonance.

In Europe, the enhanced 2014 Sportage will continue to offer customers a choice of diesel or gasoline engines, six-speed manual or automatic transmissions and front-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) – depending on model. For greater security when towing, the 2014 model has an improved ESC (electronic stability control), now incorporating a trailer stability control system.

Made in Europe, the Sportage is Kia’s best-selling model in Europe, with 89,553 units sold in 2013, a year-on-year increase of 10.5 percent. Manufactured at Kia’s Žilina plant in Slovakia, the enhanced 2014 Kia Sportage is due to go on sale across Europe later this year.

ECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS / EUROPE

Enhanced 2014 Kia Sportage

Body & Chassis 
Five-door, five-seater compact crossover SUV, with all-steel unitary construction bodyshell.  Depending on model, choice of transverse diesel and gasoline engines driving the front (2WD) or front and rear wheels (AWD) via a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Engines

DIESEL
2.0-litre / 135kW Diesel 

Name / Type

‘R2.0’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with single VGT

Capacity

2.0-litres, 1995 cc

Max power

135 kW @ 4000 rpm

Max torque

392 Nm @ 1800-2500 rpm / automatic 
382 Nm @ 1800-2500 rpm / manual

Fuel system

CRDi, common-rail, high pressure, direct injection

Turbo system

Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT)

Emissions class

Euro 5

2.0-litre / 100kW Diesel 

Name / Type

‘R2.0’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with single VGT

Capacity

2.0-litres, 1995 cc

Max power

100.0 kW @ 4000 rpm

Max torque

373 Nm @ 2000-2500 rpm / automatic 
320 Nm @ 1800-2500 rpm / manual

Fuel system

CRDi, common-rail, high pressure, direct injection

Turbo system

Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT)

Emissions class

Euro 5

1.7-litre / 84.5kW Diesel

Name / Type

‘U2’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with single VGT

Capacity

1.7-litres, 1685 cc

Max power

84.5 kW @ 4000 rpm

Max torque

260 Nm @ 1250-2750 rpm

Fuel system

CRDi, common-rail, high pressure, direct injection

Turbo system

Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT)

Emissions class

Euro 5

 

GASOLINE
2.0-litre / 122kW GDI

Name / Type

‘Nu’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with dual CVVT

Capacity

2.0-litres, 1998 cc

Max power

122 kW @ 6200 rpm

Max torque

205 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Fuel system

Direct injection

Emissions class

Euro 5

1.6-litre / 99kW GDI

Name / Type

‘Gamma’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with dual CVVT

Capacity

1.6-litres, 1591 cc

Max power

99.0 kW @ 6300 rpm

Max torque

164.3 Nm @ 4850 rpm

Fuel system

Direct injection

Emissions class

Euro 5

Transmissions 

 

2.0D

1.7D

2.0G

1.6G

Manual

6-sp 

6-sp 

6-sp 

6-sp 

Automatic

6-sp 

-----

6-sp 

-----

Drivetrains

 Diesel     

2.0D 135kW MT/AT

2.0D 100kW MT/AT

1.7D MT

2WD

S / -----  

S / -----

S

AWD

S / S  

S / S  

-----

 

Gasoline

2.0G MT/AT   

1.6G MT

2WD

S / -----  

S

AWD

S / S  

-----

S = available as standard

2WD
Delivers 100% of torque/power to the front wheels.  Safety aided by electronic Traction Control, ABS anti-lock braking and (optional for some countries) ESC with Downhill Brake Control and Hill-start Assist Control.

AWD
Permanent electronically controlled AWD system with single ratio (High).  Delivers 100% of torque to front wheels during normal road driving and up to 60/40 (front/rear) split depending on conditions.  Manually selected ‘Lock Mode’ splits torque 50/50 between front/rear axles for enhanced stability during slippery conditions (up to 40 km/h).

Suspension & Damping

 Front

 Fully independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson Struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.

 Rear

Fully independent by subframe-mounted multi-links, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. 

Steering

Type

MDPS, electric motor driven power-assisted rack and pinion

Gearing

2.83 turns lock-to-lock

Turning circle   10.6 metres

Brakes

 Power

Single 11 -inch booster (LHD)

 Tandem

8- & 9-inch booster (RHD)

 Front

 300 x 28 mm ventilated discs

 Rear

262 x 10 mm solid discs (2WD)
284 x 10 mm solid discs (AWD)

Parking brake

Hand operated lever

ABS

4-channel anti-lock system with EBD

BAS

Boosts braking power during emergency stops

DBC 

Downhill brake control maintains 8 kph speed during descents

Wheels & Tyres

Standard

Alloy 16 in x 6.5J     

215/70 R16 tyres

Options

Alloy 17 in x 6.5J
Alloy 18 in x 6.5J                      

225/60 R17 tyres
235/55 R18 tyres

Spare (Standard) Tyre mobility kit  
Turning circle     10.6 metres

DIMENSIONS (mm)

Exterior

Overall length
Overall width* 
Overall height 
Wheelbase 
Front track 
Rear track 
Front overhang 
Rear overhang 
Ground clearance

4440 
1855 
1630** 
2640 
1615-to-1597 (depending on wheel size) 
1616-to-1598 (depending on wheel size) 
890 
910 
172

*excluding door mirrors / **excluding roof rack

Interior                          Front                 Rear

Headroom                   
Legroom                      
Shoulder room             
Hip room                     

992                   977 
1051                  963 
1440                 1400 
1364                 1246

Capacities                    (all models)

Fuel tank (litres)   
Luggage (VDA)

 

58.0 
564 litres (behind rear seats) 
1353 litres (behind front seats, rear seats folded)

Off-road Capabilities

Approach angle

22.4 degrees

Departure angle

27.8 degrees

Ramp over angle

17.7 degrees  

Roll over angle

45.0 degrees

Max climb angle

44.2 degrees

 

 


Weights (kg) 
Diesel                          2.0D 135kW MT/AT       2.0D 100kW MT/AT       1.7D MT
All-wheel drive 
Minimum                       1525 / 1601                   1525 / 1601                   ----- 
Maximum                      2140 / 2140                   2140 / 2140                   -----

2-wheel drive 
Minimum                       1475 / -----                     1458 / -----                     1415 
Maximum                      2090 / -----                     2090 / -----                     1940

Gasoline                      2.0G MT/AT                  1.6G MT
All-wheel drive 
Minimum                       1450 / 1469                   ----- 
Maximum                      2030 / 2030                   ----- 

2-wheel drive 
Minimum                       1380 / 1397                   1305 
Maximum                      1980 / 1980                   1830

Performance 
Diesel                          2.0D 135kW MT/AT       2.0D 100kW MT/AT       1.7D MT
All-wheel drive 
Top speed / kph             194 / 195                       181 / 182                       ----- 
0-to-100 kph / sec          9.8 / 9.8                        11.3 / 12.1                     ----- 
Towing (max) kg*           2000 / 1600                   2000 / 1600                   ----- 

2-wheel drive 
Top speed / kph             195 / -----                       182 / -----                       173 
0-to-100 kph / sec          9.4 / -----                        10.8 / -----                      12.3 
Towing (max) kg*           2000 / -----                     2000 / -----                     1200 

*trailer with brakes

Performance 
Gasoline                      2.0G MT/AT                  1.6G MT
All-wheel drive 
Top speed / kph             195 / 181                       ----- 
0-to-100 kph / sec          10.9 / 11.0                     ----- 
Towing (max) kg*           1900 / 1600                   ----- 

2-wheel drive 
Top speed / kph             196 / 182                       178 
0-to-100 kph / sec          10.4 / 10.4                     11.1 
Towing (max) kg*           1900 / 1600                   1200 
*trailer with brakes

Economy & Emissions (models with 16- and 17-inch wheels)  

Diesel                          2.0D 135kW  MT/AT      2.0D 100kW MT/AT       1.7D MT
All-wheel drive 
Combined (l/100 km)      6.0 / 7.1                        5.7 / 6.9                        ----- 
CO2 (g/km)                    179 / 187                       186 / 193                       ----- 

2-wheel drive 
Combined (l/100 km)      5.9 / -----                        5.5 / -----                        5.3 
CO2 (g/km)                    154 / -----                       147 / -----                       139

Gasoline                      2.0G MT/AT                  1.6G MT
All-wheel drive 
Combined (l/100 km)      8.0 / 8.3                        ----- 
CO2 (g/km)                    186 / 193                       ----- 

2-wheel drive 
Combined (l/100 km)      7.8 / 7.9                        6.8 
CO2 (g/km)                    182 / 184                       158

Economy & Emissions (models with ISG, 16- and 17-inch wheels) 
1.7D MT                        1.6G MT
2-wheel drive 
Combined (l/100 km)      5.2                                6.4 
CO2 (g/km)                    135.                              149 

*fuel consumption and CO2 data are manufacture’s figures

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Founded in 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, Kia is currently Korea’s second largest car manufacturer and it’s oldest. From the company’s production of Korea’s first domestic bicycle, Kia moved on to producing Korea’s first motorcycle and the country’s first truck. Kia then became the first company in Korea to locally produce petrol car engines and the first domestic diesel engine. In 1979, Kia’s quality car production was recognised by the fact that two of the world’s leading European car makers chose the Korean car maker to build their ‘range topper’ models on their behalf – the Peugeot 604 and Fiat 132. But it was in the 1980s that Kia’s growth really took off. In 1986 Ford joined the list of car makers who looked to Kia to produce cars to be sold under their name, with the Festiva joining Ford’s line up first in the USA, then across the world, including in Australia for where Kia produced two generations of Ford’s entry-level car. Today, Kia produces a remarkably diverse range of vehicles sold in 190 countries around the world.
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