New Kia Sportage – an all-new urban-friendly compact SUV

With a new body, new engines and fresh, bold styling that introduces a new kind of dynamic aesthetics, the new Kia Sportage is an urban-friendly compact SUV that is ideal for today’s consumers – using less fuel and emitting less CO2.

Longer, wider and lower than the previous model, the all-new design successfully retains the key SUV features – the commanding driving position, heightened sense of security and powerful road presence – which made the second generation Kia Sportage so popular.

The second-generation Sportage was introduced in 2004 and marked a huge step forward for Kia. Over the next six years, it attracted thousands of customers who had not previously considered buying a Kia, and achieved global sales of more than 860,000 units – including more than 172,000 units in 2009.

Now, under the direction of Kia’s Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer, the Kia design teams have created a third-generation Sportage incorporating Kia’s new design DNA and many features from the 2007 Kia KUE concept car, to be immediately identifiable as a Kia and stand out from potential rivals in an increasingly crowded segment of the automotive market.

“With the new Sportage, we have created an all-new, five-seater compact SUV with maximized customer appeal. It is urban-friendly and fully in tune with changing consumer expectations and demands,” commented Hyoung-Keun Lee, President, Kia Motors Corporation.

“Customer clinics with the new Sportage in Europe and the USA have generated positive responses and we are confident that our latest model will significantly increase Kia’s share of the compact SUV market, specially in South Africa” concludes President Lee.

New Sportage is significantly sleeker and lighter than the previous model, with an aerodynamic drag figure of Cd 0.37 (down from 0.40) and a significant weight loss of 91 kg compared with the previous model – enhancing fuel economy and power.

Choice of engines, plus enhanced safety

The new line-up of Sportage models are available with three engines (two petrol and one diesel, covering a 122kW to 130kW power spread), with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions and two-wheel or all-wheel drive.

New safety features include ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with a new Rollover Sensor (that deploys the side airbags, curtain airbags and seatbelt pretensioners when required), Hill-start Assist Control (to prevent roll-back when starting on an ascent) and Downhill Brake Control (to limit speed during a steep descent).

A new rear-view safety camera, which transmits an image to an LCD colour display integrated into the interior rear-view mirror, is standard on all AWD models.

Appealing to existing and new Sportage customers

The new Sportage will be manufactured at Kia’s Gwangju factory in Korea, and buyers will be offered a choice of nine exterior colours, all standard with a black interior and an Aphine Grey interior will be available on certain models. All Sportage models are standard with leather upholstery, while the Ignite model comes standard with high quality cloth seats.

High-tech features on the 2WD include: LED daytime running lights, ‘welcome home’ light delay, automatic light control, turn indicators in the door mirror mountings, keyless entry, a powered driver seat and a rear parking assist system. The AWD further features an engine start/stop button, reversing safety camera (with interior mirror display) and the option of a full-length panoramic glass sunroof.


Introducing a new kind of dynamic aesthetics

The new Sportage marks a dramatic shift in design direction for Kia’s compact SUV. The new Sportage is immediately identifiable by its ‘tiger’ face – incorporating Peter Schreyer’s striking signature grille design that links all new Kia models.

“It is fresh and bold and could not be mistaken for anything other than a Kia. “It embodies Kia’s new-found visual dynamism by successfully taking the key features of an off-road vehicle – the raised ground clearance, the commanding driving position and heightened sense of security – and enveloping them in a sleek and urban-friendly design with global appeal. With its athletic and muscular design the Sportage fits its name perfectly”, says Peter Schreyer, Kia’s Chief Design Officer.

Sitting below the central bonnet-mounted badge, the ‘tiger face’ sweeps out to effectively frame the grille before broadening out and encompassing the car’s large and piercing headlamps to create a distinctive and powerful visage. The strength of this countenance is reinforced by the clamshell bonnet and its contours that run into raised shoulders as they flow down to meet the headlamps.

“The clamshell bonnet gives a sense of strength and solidity to the front end,” says Schreyer. “Together with the grille, these shoulders create a strong three-dimensional feel to the face of the new Sportage, and they also help the driver accurately place the car on the road.”

The new Sportage’s athleticism is reinforced by its rakish windscreen angle, which sweeps seamlessly into the low roofline. And the top of the screen itself reflects the grille profile. “The profile line of the top of the windscreen mirrors that of the grille,” explains Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer, Kia Europe.

“We first featured this element on the KUE concept car, at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. This is followed through to the rear, which has the same distinctive outline at the base of the rear windscreen. These two features instantly heighten the Sportage’s on-the-road visibility – as do its sculpted flanks, which, flanked by boldly flared wheel arches, feature a striking concave motif in the door panels.”

The key design element of new Sportage’s purposeful stance is the relationship between its high shoulders and narrow glasshouse, explains Schreyer. “We’ve created a car with a sports car-like ratio between sheet metal and glass.

The side-windows are very narrow which gives you an almost rally-car feeling.” Follow the shoulder and roof lines and they meet at the striking reverse-angled C-pillar. “The size, the shape and the proportion of the C-pillar on any car is absolutely crucial to its appearance,” says Schreyer. “And as you can see on our new Sportage, it determines the entire look and feel of the car.”

Using a tape-measure against the new Sportage confirms it is slightly lower than the previous generation, but the design of the new Sportage makes it look significantly lower, and both sleeker and more assertive.

Mirroring the large headlamps up front, the rear of the new Sportage features prominent taillights that flow across the tailgate and into the car’s broad rear shoulders. Raising the rear spoiler-topped hatch reveals a large, deep and regular-shaped cargo bay.

A raft of details – the ribbed roof, the chunky door handles, the roof-rails, the raised ride height and the large exterior mirrors – serve to further reinforce the Kia’s go-anywhere credentials.

The new Sportage’s spacious cabin looks as dynamic and sporty as its exterior. It’s dominated by the sweeping dashboard, which broadens from the edges and then narrows dramatically in the middle to create an eye-catching centre console. This emphasises the width of the car, making those on board feel protected, safe and secure.

Exterior Dimensions Comparison (mm)

New Sportage – Difference – Previous Sportage

  • Length – 4445 +95 – 4350
  • Width* – 1855 – +15 – 1840
  • Height – 1635 – – 60 – 1695
  • Wheelbase – 2640 – +10 – 2630
  • Front overhang – 895 – +15 – 880
  • Rear overhang – 910 – +70 – 840
  • Front track – 1614 – +74 – 1540
  • Rear track – 1615 – +75 – 1540
  • Ground clearance – 172 – 23 – 195 *excluding door mirrors


Top-quality trim and equipment with high-tech features

Kia is confident that when current Sportage owners and new customers to the brand visit dealer showrooms to view the all-new Sportage, they will be mightily impressed by the newcomer. Its showroom ‘presence’ will be both impactful and surprising.

New Sportage will be available in nine exterior colours, including two stunning new metallic colours – Techno Orange and Electronic Yellow – and first impressions will also be enhanced by the new bright chrome finish for the front grille, the strong Kia ‘face’ this model embodies, the bold reverse-angle C-pillar, the wider track, purposeful stance and much closer relationship between the wheels, tyres and wheel arches – creating a premium appearance and echoing the precision and care that has been applied to the entire vehicle.

Inside new Sportage, the styling echoes the new kind of dynamic aesthetics created by the exterior appearance and establishes a new kind of ambience, with top-quality fit, discreet trim accents and the availability of numerous high-tech features. New Sportage customers will be offered a choice between three packages with differentiated specification levels: Ignite – ,2WD – and AWD package.

The longer bodyshell and longer wheelbase, plus the extra interior width ensure that occupants of the new Sportage will enjoy its spacious cabin. The adoption of a reverse-angle for the C-pillar moves it 186 mm further back (compared with the previous model), placing it behind the rear seat passengers to provide them with a clear view out. Entry and exit from the cabin is made easier by lowering the seats by 29 mm and the top of the door sills by 31 mm.

Driver comfort is enhanced by the adoption of a floor-hinged accelerator pedal that allows smooth control of the throttle and by the increased range of fore & aft sliding movement available for the driver’s seat – 24 mm more than the previous model.

The thick-rimmed four-spoke steering wheel and the ‘three-cylinder’ instrument cluster are becoming Kia trademark features. Similar to the cluster fitted to the Soul, Cerato and Sorento, the new Sportage’s instruments have clear and precise graphics.

The new Sportage’s interior comes trimmed in black leather as standard, as well as high quality black cloth seats on the Ignite model. The Alpine grey interior will also be available on certain exterior colours.

Manual air-conditioning is standard on the Ignite model, while all other 2WD and AWD models come standard with dual climate control. The standard CDP audio system for new Sportage features a CD player with MP3, USB and iPod connectivity – with six speakers (a speaker in each door and a tweeter at each end of the dashboard). The upgraded 6CDChanger system, standard on AWD models, has a Sub-woofer and an external amplifier to generate better ‘surround sound’.

Other high-tech ‘comfort & convenience’ features on the 2WD and AWD models include “Welcome home” escort lights and LED Daytime Running Lights. The AWD further features a tailgate-mounted reversing safety camera with interior mirror display monitor as well as a Smart Card (for keyless entry, together with an engine start/stop button).

The nine available exterior colours are: Mineral Silver, Sand Track, Signal Red, Techno Orange, Electronic Yellow, Vintage Blue, Black Cherry, Clear White and Bright Silver.

More space for people and cargo, and a quieter drive 

Luggage space in new the Sportage benefits from the 70 mm increase in the vehicle’s rear overhang. With the rear seats upright, the cargo bay is 80 mm longer and 110 mm wider at floor level, thanks to the more compact design of the rear suspension. Cargo capacity is among the best in class and ranges from 740 litres with the rear seats occupied to 1547 litres with the rear seats folded down.

Storage space within the cabin includes the larger glove box (with cooling function), a larger 6.0-litre centre console (up from 3.0-litres), and four door pockets. Two large cup-holders are located between the gear selector and the centre console, while the folding centre armrest in the rear seat has twin cup-holders.

New Sportage is significantly quieter and more refined than its predecessor. The all-new bodyshell design and greater use of high tensile steel have resulted in a stiffer and safer vehicle in which occupants will be aware of fewer vibrations from the road surface or mechanical components.


Choice of petrol and diesel engines to power new Sportage

Ultimately, Kia’s all-new Sportage will be manufactured in Korea with three different engines to meet the needs of motorists in the home market and in many regions of the globe. The engine line-up will comprise of a 2.4-litre and 2.0-litre ‘Theta’ petrol engine, plus a 2.0-litre version of Kia’s all-new ‘R’ family diesel engine.

Petrol engines blend power with economy

Kia’s revised 2.4-litre ‘Theta II’ engine is fitted with upgraded electronics and low-friction components, while also featuring lighter construction. It delivers more power, improved durability, enhanced refinement and reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

This DOHC four-cylinder 2,359 cc power unit has dual CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing for both the intake and exhaust valves), four valves per cylinder and features weight-saving all-aluminium construction with a cast aluminium block, cylinder head and sump. Maximum rpm is raised by 200 to 6,000 rpm, and maximum power output is 130kW, with 227 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.

The Theta II engine features include a ‘silent’ timing chain, a single ‘serpentine’ rubber belt to run the ancillaries, a catalytic converter integrated into the exhaust system to release more power, DLC coated mechanical lash adjusters, redesigned exhaust ports that reduce exhaust gas temperature and improve fuel efficiency at high-speeds and a vibration damping balancer shaft.

Powered by the 2.4-litre Theta engine, the new Sportage with AWD automatic transmission accelerates to 100 km/h in 10 seconds and attains a top speed of 185 km/h

The 2.0-litre Theta II engine has a 1,998 cc capacity and produces maximum power of 122 kW, with 197 Nm of peak torque at 4600 rpm. Performance is strong with 100 km/h achieved in 10.4 seconds (manual) and 10.6 seconds (automatic) and a top speed of 184 km/h

New diesel demonstrates Kia’s world-class engineering

After making its world premiere at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the 2.0-litre version of Kia’s next-generation ‘R’ family diesel engine is now available.

The ‘R2.0’ engine benefits from a state-of-the-art third generation common-rail fuel system with piezo-electric injectors that deliver diesel at high pressure (1800-bar) with an unprecedented degree of accuracy and control.

Outstanding features of the ‘R2.0’ engine include: all-aluminium construction, an electronic VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger), an advanced ECU (Engine Control Unit) with a 32-bit microprocessor, a new high-efficiency EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation System) with cooler and bypass valve, a chain-driven DOHC 16-valve intake/exhaust system with needle-roller bearings and hydraulic lash adjusters, and a balancer shaft.

Like the new Sportage’s petrol engines, the diesel also features numerous weight-saving plastic components such as the intake manifold with swirl control valves, cylinder head cover and oil filter housing.

The ‘R2.0’ engine generates a highly competitive maximum power of 130kW (at 4,000 rpm) and 392 Nm of torque from just 1,800 rpm. As well as guaranteeing strong performance, the new diesel enables the Kia’s compact SUV to deliver highly-competitive fuel economy and much lower emissions figures. When fitted with the ‘R2.0’ diesel engine, new Sportage reaches 100 km/h from standstill in 9.4 seconds (manual) and in 9.6 seconds with the automatic transmission.

New Kia Sportage / Power trains

Type         Capacity     Power     Torque     Transmission


  • 2.4
  • 130 kW
  •  227 Nm
  • 6-sp Auto
  • 2.0
  • 122 kW
  • 197 Nm
  • 5-sp MT/ 6-sp Auto


  • 2.0
  • 130 kW
  • 392 Nm
  • 6-sp / 6-sp Auto


Choice of 2WD and AWD systems, plus three gearboxes

Buyers of the all-new Kia Sportage will be offered a choice of 2WD or AWD drive trains, and five-speed or six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions.

The standard transmissions are five-speed manual (2.0 Petrol), six-speed manual (2.0 Diesel) and six-speed automatic (2.0 Petrol, 2.0 Diesel and 2.4 Petrol) transmissions. The six-speed manual is upgraded with improved synchronization, reduced power loss, enhanced efficiency and durability.

Ultra-compact six-speed automatic transmission

The all-new six-speed automatic transmission now available for the new Sportage is ultra-compact. The driver can choose from two operating modes – fully automatic or ‘Sport’ mode. For city driving, fully automatic mode is ideal, while ‘Sport’ mode allows for clutch-less manual gear changes for greater driver involvement using the selector lever.

Customer choice of advanced drive trains with 2WD and AWD

The standard ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system, boosts traction by HAC (Hill-start Assist Control) which prevents slipping backwards, and DBC (Downhill Brake Control) which limits vehicle speed to just 8 km/h on steep descents.

Customers who drive on-road most of the time will find that the new Sportage with the 2WD drive train offers lower weight, faster acceleration, enhanced fuel economy and good traction, aided by the TCS (Traction Control System), incorporated into the ESC system. For new Sportage buyers who regularly face difficult driving conditions, go off-road or tow trailers, the AWD drive train will be ideal.

The AWD drive train is a single ratio (High) system, which delivers 100% of engine torque to the front wheels when driving in normal conditions, enhancing fuel efficiency. With the AWD lock mode on, the central differential lock system will distribute equal power between the front and rear wheels up to 40km/h, where after the AWD mode will de-activate. Following this, the system will engage the necessary wheel to assist in traction where needed. If the lock remains depressed, the system will return to active AWD mode when travelling less than 40km/h.

New Kia Sportage / Drive trains

Type         Capacity     Transmission         Drive train


  • 2.4
  • —— / 6-sp Auto
  • AWD only
  • 2.0
  • 5-sp MT / 6-sp Auto
  • 2WD and AWD


  • 2.0
  • 6-sp / 6-sp Auto
  • 2WD and AWD


New electric steering and new multi-link rear suspension

All around the world, more than 860,000 Kia Sportage owners have enjoyed this model’s special blend of on-road talents and off-road abilities since the second-generation model was introduced in 2004.

Now, determined to rival the best vehicles in the compact-SUV class with the all-new Sportage, Kia engineers were given the goal of improving ride and handling balance, while also achieving more precise and rewarding responses to driver inputs, with increased riding refinement.

Kia’s Sportage engineering team designed the new hydraulic power steering system to deliver precise vehicle control, with low effort during parking and city driving and more substantial feedback during out-of-town motoring. The new rack and pinion system is speed-sensitive and requires just 2.99 turns of the steering wheel from lock-to-lock.

Both the front and rear suspension systems are mounted on a lightweight hydro-formed subframe, with carefully fine-tuned rubber bushes to help isolate the occupants from irregularities in the road surface.

At the front, the compact MacPherson Strut suspension receives a little fine-tuning to smooth its operation and is largely carried over from the previous model. Small changes to the suspension geometry improve feel and stability, while new side-load coil springs reduce friction.

The new Sportage benefits from an all-new, multi-link, fully-independent rear suspension system. For the new model, the dampers and coil springs are mounted separately to minimize intrusion into the cabin and trunk space.

At the front and rear, new amplitude selective dampers (ASD) are standard on the 2WD and AWD models. These dampers combine the ability to deliver firm control over bumpy roads and when travelling at higher speeds (stiffer, high amplitude dampening), with a smoother city ride (softer, low amplitude dampening) at lower speeds.

All new Sportage models are equipped with an all-disc braking system. For maximum stopping power, ventilated front discs and solid rear discs are fitted.

Off-road credentials for the new Sportage include a 172 mm ground clearance, an approach angle of 28.1 degrees, a 28.2 degrees departure angle and a ramp-over angle, which is 17.7 degrees. For drivers interested in tackling more demanding terrain, the maximum climb angle is 44 degrees and the potential roll over limit angle is 45 degrees.


A safer drive thanks to new ‘active’ and ‘passive’ technology

Kia invests heavily in R&D programmes directed at enhancing both active and passive safety of its vehicles to deliver the highest levels of occupant protection.

To ensure that owning and driving Kia’s latest compact SUV will be a safe and rewarding experience for all occupants, the new Sportage offers buyers a range of state-of-the-art safety systems and equipment as standard.

‘Active’ safety technologies that are fitted to the new Sportage include ESC (Electronic Stability Control), and two new systems – HAC (Hillstart Assist Control) and DBC (Downhill Brake Control).

HAC prevents slip-back during stop-start driving up inclines, while DBC ensures safer travel down the steepest slopes by maintaining a steady 8 km/h speed.

ESC is boosted by three systems – ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), plus EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) to adjust the front/rear brake pressure and BAS (Brake Assist System) which recognises an emergency stop and delivers maximum braking power. The TCS (Traction Control System) together with CBC (Cornering Brake Control) is another safety feature that detects slippage on the wheels and then redistributes power to guarantee maximum traction.

Two active systems are available to assist drivers with reversing manoeuvres. The Rear Park Assist System helps the driver to avoid contact with pedestrians by triggering an audible warning whenever the vehicle approaches an obstruction.

An improved rear-view camera mounted on the tailgate, is standard on the AWD package. This camera is fitted with a 130-degree, wide-angle lens which transmits images to an LCD display set within the interior rear-view mirror (or to the navigation display if fitted). Simultaneously it enables the driver to check the rear view and the blind spot below the rear window.

For new Sportage, a new rollover sensor is part of the upgraded ESC system. It monitors possible overturn situations and triggers the deployment of the side airbags, curtain airbags and seatbelt pretensioners if appropriate.

Achieving maximum protection through ‘passive’ technology

Structural improvements include stronger and straighter longitudinal side members in the engine bay floor, an enhanced B-Pillar design that links to upper and lower cross-members to form an internal rollover hoop, reinforced floor members in the trunk floor and a rerouted and better protected fuel filler pipe.

The new Sportage comes standard with six airbags – dual front airbags, dual front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags (linked to the new rollover sensors in the ESC system as well as the impact sensors) offer head protection for all occupants.

Active headrestraints for the front seats protect occupants against whiplash injuries.


All-new Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage Ignite


  • 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60 R17 tyres
  • Projection headlamps
  • Electric-adjustable door mirrors
  • Chrome coated radiator grille
  • Tinted glass
  • Front fog lamps
  • High-mounted stop light
  • Full size spare wheel

Comfort & Convenience

  • Air-conditioning
  • Automatic light control
  • Electric Chromic Mirror
  • Electric windows front and rear
  • 60/40 split second row seat
  • Rear-seat centre armrest
  • Power outlets in front centre console and trunk
  • Dual front sunvisors with vanity mirrors
  • Remote tailgate and fuel filler release
  • Remote steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • Headline-mounted map-reading lamp with sunglasses holder


  • 4-spoke steering wheel
  • Tilt adjustable steering wheel
  • Cloth-covered seat upholstery
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Radio & CD player with MP3 and 6 speakers
  • AUX, USB and IPod compatibility
  • Two front cup-holders

Safety & Security

  • ABS Anti Lock Brakes with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • BAS (Brake Assist System)
  • TCS (Traction Control System)
  • CBC (Cornering Brake Control)
  • DBC (Downhill Brake Control)
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • Dual front, side and curtain airbags
  • Dual front active headrests
  • Central locking
  • Keyless entry with alarm system
  • Central locking
  • Rear Parking Assist System
  • Isofix child anchors

Kia Sportage 2WD

Additional factory-fitted standard equipment over Ignite model

  • ASD (Amplitude Selective Dampner) front and rear shock absorbers
  • Steering wheel mounted cruise control
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Roof rails
  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Cooling front glove box
  • Powered driver seat
  • Leather seat upholstery

Kia Sportage AWD

Additional factory-fitted standard equipment over 2WD model

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 235/55 R18 tyres
  • Engine Start/Stop button with smart key
  • Improved sound system with 6 CD disc change, built in subwoofer and external amplifier
  • Rear view camera
  • Optional full panoramic sunroof


New Kia Sportage

Body & Chassis

Five-door, five-seater compact SUV, with all-steel unitary construction bodyshell.

Choice of three transversely-mounted diesel and petrol engines driving the front (2WD) or front and rear wheels (AWD) via a five-speed or six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission – depending on model.

Engines 2.4-litre / 130 kW Petrol

  • Name / Type ‘Theta II’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with dual CVVT
  • Capacity 2.4-litres, 2,359 cc
  • Max power 130 kW @ 6,000 rpm
  • Max torque 227 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
  • Fuel system Multi-point injection

2.0-litre / 122 kW Petrol

  • Name / Type ‘Theta II’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with dual CVVT
  • Capacity 2.0-litres, 1,998 cc
  • Max power 122 kW @ 6,200 rpm
  • Max torque 197 Nm @ 4,600 rpm
  • Fuel system Multi-point injection
  • 2.0-litre / 130 kW Diesel
  • Name / Type ‘R2.0’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with single VGT
  • Capacity 2.0-litres, 1,995 cc
  • Max power 130 kW @ 4,000 rpm
  • Max torque 392 Nm @ 1,800-2,500 rpm
  • Fuel system CRDi, common-rail, high pressure, direct injection
  • Turbo system Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT)


  • 2.4 G
  • 2.0 G
  • 2.0 D
  • Manual
  • 5-sp
  • 6-sp
  • Automatic
    • 6-sp
    • 6-sp
    • 6-sp


    • 2.4 G AT
    • 2.0 G MT/AT
    • 2.0 D MT/AT

    2WD    Delivers 100% of torque to the front wheels. Safety aided by ABS Anti-lock Braking and Electronic Traction Control, plus ESC, EBD, BAS and CBC with Downhill Brake Control and Hill-start Assist Control.

    AWD    Full-time on demand electronically controlled single ratio (High) system delivers 100% of torque to front wheels during normal road driving. 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. Standard ASD (Amplitude Selective Dampers).


    • Type Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
    • Overall ratio 16.1:1
    • Gearing 2.99 turns lock-to-lock
    • Turning circle 10.58 metres


    • Power Tandem 8+9 inch booster
    • Front 300 x 28 mm ventilated discs
    • Rear 284 x 10 mm solid discs
    • Parking brake Hand operated lever (MT) / Foot operated lever (AT)
    • ABS 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System with EBD
    • BAS Boosts braking power during emergency stops
    • TC – Traction Control System
    • DBC Downhill brake control maintains 8 km/h during descents
    • CBC Cornering Brake Control
    • Braking 100-to-0 km/h 43.5 metres

    Wheels & Tyres 

    • 2WD Alloy 17 in x 6.5J 225/60 R17 tyres
    • AWD Alloy 18 in x 6.5J 235/55 R18 tyres
    • Spare Full size alloy wheel and tyre

    DIMENSIONS Exterior (mm)

    • Overall length 4445
    • Overall width* 1855
    • Overall height 1635**
    • Wheelbase 2640
    • Front track 1614
    • Rear track 1615
    • Front overhang 895
    • Rear overhang 910
    • Ground clearance 172
      *excluding door mirrors / **excluding roof rack

    Interior (mm)

    • Front
    • Rear
    • Headroom
    • 992
    • 977
  • Legroom
    • 1051
    • 963
  • Shoulder room
    • 1440
    • 1400
  • Hip room
    • 1364
    • 1246
  • Capacities (all models)
  • Fuel tank 55 litres
  • Luggage 740 litres (behind rear seats)
  • 1547 litres (behind front seats, rear seats folded)
  • Off-road Capabilities

    • Approach angle
    • 28.1 degrees
    • Departure angle
    • 28.2 degrees
  • Ramp over angle
    • 17.7 degrees
    • Roll over angle
    • 45.0 degrees
  • Max climb angle
    • 44.2 degrees

    Weights (kg)

    • 2.4 G AT
    • 2.0 G MT/AT
    • 2.0 D MT/AT

    All-wheel drive

    • Kerb weight (min.)
    • 1492
    • 1459 / 1479
    • 1574 / 1609
  • Gross weight
    • 2050
    • 2030 / 2030
    • 2140 / 2140
  • Towing (max) kg*
    • 1600
    • 2000 / 1600
    • 2000 / 1600

    2-wheel drive

    • Kerb weight (min.) 1385 / 1403     1499 /
    • Gross weight 1980 / 1980     2090 / —–
    • Towing (max) kg* 2000 / 1600     2000 / 1600


    • 2.4 G AT
    • 2.0 G MT/AT
    • 2.0 D MT/AT

    All-wheel drive

    • Top speed / km/h
    • 185
    • 182 / 180
    • 194 / 195
    • 0-to-100 km/h / sec 10.0 10.7 / 11.2    9.8 / 9.9

    2-wheel drive

    • Top speed / km/h 184 / 182    195 / 196
    • 0-to-100 km/h / sec 10.4 / 10.6    9.4 / 9.6

    Fuel Economy (litres/100 km)**

    • 2.4 G AT
    • 2.0 G MT/AT
    • 2.0 D MT/AT

    All-wheel drive

    • Combined cycle
    • 9.2
    • 8.9 / 9.0
    • 6.5 / 7.5
    • CO2 g/km
    •  219
    • 214 / 215
    • 174 / 198

    2-wheel drive

    • Combined cycle 8.7 / 8.7 6.4 / —–
    • CO2 g/km —– 208 / 207 170 / —–
    • *trailer with brakes
    • **fuel consumption and CO2 data, manufacture’s estimated figures