New additions to the KIA Sportage, Sorento and K2700 ranges
- Enhancing the KIA driving experience through the standard fitment of popular KIA Genuine Accessories
(Johannesburg), 10 December 2014. KIA Motors has expanded its line-up of Sportage, Sorento and K2700 models by adding a new, high specification model to each range. Unique to the South African market, the new Sportage Explore, Sorento Adventure and K2700 Sebenza offers additional appeal and excellent value for money through the inclusion of a selection of KIA Genuine Accessories as standard specification.
“Fitting KIA Genuine Accessories to your vehicle not only allows you to personalise your vehicle to fit your needs, but also gives great peace of mind as it meets our stringent OEM requirements,” says David Sieff, Marketing Director at KIA head office.
“The popularity of the KIA Sportage, Sorento and K2700 workhorse in the South African market is undeniable,” he continues. “Adding a selection of these accessories as standard specification has not only allowed us to create a unique, standalone derivative in each range, but also benefits customers, with great value for money.”
The KIA Sportage Explore
Whether you choose to explore South Africa alone or with family and friends, in a day or over a week, the new Sportage Explore will be the perfect companion wherever the road may take you. And thanks to the inclusion of satellite navigation, you will never have to ask for directions either!
Also included in the “Explore” package is a tow bar with a stylish oval styling bar that perfectly complements the Sportage’s stylish design, as well as an oval nudge bar at the front for a more rugged visage. Integrated side steps make entry and egress even easier. “Explore” decals adorn the tailgate, while the interior benefits from an “Explore” branded service book wallet and carpeting.
KIA’s renowned 2.0 VGT CRDi engine – mated to a six-speed automatic transmission – powers the Sportage Explore, and delivers maximum power of 130 kW at 4000 r/min and 382 Nm of torque between 1800 and 2500 Nm.
As the top model in the Sportage range, comfort and convenience features such as dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, the Infinity Premium Sound System with amplifier and sub-woofer, keyless entry with an engine start/stop button, and a glass sunroof remains standard, while a wide array of active and passive safety features – like ABS brakes (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) – are also included.
The KIA Sorento Adventure
Big, bold and luxurious, the KIA Sorento Adventure is bound to be a firm favourite among travel-minded families thanks to the seven-seat configuration, powerful engine and convenience features carried over from the Sorento 2.2 CRDi AWD automatic, on which it is based.
As with its Sportage sibling, the Sorento Adventure is equipped with satellite navigation to make every on- and off-road adventure just a little bit easier, while the exterior is rounded off with a towbar, also with a stylish oval styling bar, a bold nudge bar at the front for a more rugged visage, and integrated side steps. “Adventure” decals adorn the tailgate, while the interior benefits from an “Adventure” branded service book wallet and carpeting.
Powered by a KIA’s familiar R2.2 TCI (Turbo Charged Inter-cooler) diesel engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the Sorento Adventure offers 146.9 kW of power as well as 436.4 Nm of torque, available between 1800 and 2500 r/min.
Additional comfort and convenience features include keyless entry with an engine start/stop button, a panoramic glass sunroof with electric roller blind, leather seats (heated and ventilated in the front, with electric adjustment for the driver), automatic dual zone climate control, cruise control, a radio/CD player with MP3 compatibility, Aux/USB connectivity and steering wheel-mounted controls, as well as Bluetooth.
The KIA K2700 Sebenza
Thanks to its large load deck and 1,3 ton payload, the K2700 remains a popular transport solution among small and medium enterprizes. Apart from its inherent versatility, it also features many unique features like a front opening panel that allows you to easily check fluid levels and refill when necessary, seats optimised for comfort, an 11-litre glovebox as well as a multi-functional console built into the centre seatback.
Additions to the K2700 Sebenza are both aesthetic and practical, and include, for example, the fitment of a bull bar at the front to deal with life’s little knocks more easily. The addition of a tow bar with integrated step not only allows you to increase payload through the use of a trailer, but also eases access to the load bay. To ease the monotony of a day on the road, the K2700 Sebenza features a radio as standard, along with a branded service book wallet and carpets. “Sebenza” decals adorn the side of the vehicle.
The K2700 Sebenza is powered by KIA’s well-known four-cylinder, 2665 cc naturally aspirated diesel engine, offering 62 kW of power at 4000 r/min and 165 Nm of torque at 2400 r/min, mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The KIA Sportage Explore, Sorento Adventure and K2700 Sebenza is available on order from all KIA dealerships. All three models come standard with KIA’s class-leading 5-year/150 000km warranty and 3-year/unlimited km roadside assistance.
- KIA Sportage AWD CRDi 2.0 AT Explore R471 995 – VAT included. Standard 5-year/100 000km Service Plan
- KIA Sorento 2.2 AWD AT Adventure R566 995 – VAT included. Standard 5-year/100 000km Maintenance Plan
- KIA K2700 Workhorse Sebenza R211 995 – VAT included. Standard 3-year/60 000km Service Plan