MANILA: Manila International Auto Show 2016 is in its full swing and many renowned automakers across the globe have graced their presence with their latest drives at this extravagant auto show. While some of the automakers are bringing out their latest models for the very first time, some have already stunned the world by revealing their most-anticipated models ahead of the MIAS 2016. The South Korean automaker is also busy hogging an immense attention from the crowd for its Kia Sportage 2016 which has further heated the crossover segment in the country.
Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the official retailer of KIA in the Philippines has made the magnificent launch of its recent crossover stunning everyone with its prices. With magnificent styling and potent capabilities, this latest crossover is expected to become the heart-throb to give the drive of your life.
Philippines auto market is booming with latest crossovers and the introduction of the new Sportage with an expression of captivating style has definitely boosted the excitement of the auto geeks. Its sharp sophisticated style can be clearly seen in its looks with its family-look front grille, High-tech black bezel lamps, and contoured wheels arches give a modern stance to the Sportage. Its 'ice-cube' foglight enclosed by a large blacked-out housing is another outstanding feature of this latest crossover. Its sculpted bodywork and flowing lines give this sporty crossover a sense of motion even at its stillness and Hi-tech rear combination lamps are designed so that the fluidity in its curves and lines is not disturbed.
Aboard the all-new Kia Sportage, and you will be instantly hit by the new and refreshed feeling. The inside of this crossover has been given an entirely new design layout shouting elegance and practicality at the same time. City driving has never been so cool and Its split cockpit design is driver-centric with the dashboard rich in information utility. The all-black layout with the aluminum inserts and leather upholstery exudes an upmarket feel while its contrast stitching and panoramic sunroof add an extra element to its sporty persona.
Kia's new crossover is not just about its looks and style which give the Sportage a dynamic and powerful stance, it has also got an impressive power underneath. All the variants of this new Kia Crossover are powered by the Nu 2.0-litre e-VGT CRDi inline-four engine which is capable of giving a rush to the Sportage through a maximum power output of 177 PS(Euro 2) and 184 PS (Euro 3/4/5).
In addition to the above-mentioned features, off-roaders have also got a treat with the EX and GT Line variants which have an all-drive system.
The new-generation crossover would have to rival against the likes of Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester with its competing price and outstanding features. It will be available in the Philippines auto market at the following price tags:
EX 2WD- PhP 1,445,000
EX AWD- PhP 1,595,000
GT Line AWD – PhP 1,795,000