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Kia Sportage Diesel for 2007

 


8th November, 2006

 

 

2006 Kia Sportage

Kia Motors Australia previewed a diesel version of its Sportage compact SUV at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, ahead of a planned introduction in mid-2007.

The Sportage features a turbocharged 2-litre common rail injection diesel which employs a Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) to deliver 103 kW @ 4,000 rpm and 304 Nm @ 1,800-2,500 rpm.

The diesel engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or a four-speed Tiptronic-style automatic gearbox and the diesel Sportage returns 7.1 litres/100kms according to factory estimates.

Pricing and specification have yet to be set for the diesel Sportage which will is currently undergoing evaluation testing in Australia.

The diesel Sportage builds on the 2.7-litre V6 Sportage, currently on sale in Australia at a recommended retail price of $29,990 drive-away including a free Trailrider accessory pack.

The V6 Sportage boasts electronic 4WD; tiptronic-style auto transmission; ABS brakes with Electronic Brake force Distribution; traction control; air-conditioning; power steering and windows; remote central locking; power mirrors; six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system; front fog-lights; cruise control; and dual front SRS airbags.




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