19-INCH ALLOY WHEELS
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS, ICE CUBE FOG LIGHTS & AERODYNAMIC IMPROVEMENTS
We were trying to figure out why the lights were on every time we start the car only to find out its daytime running. Heehee. The ice cube fog lights though is an exclusive GT feature. It’s also got some aerodynamic improvements through the state-of-the-art wheel air curtain which improves the flow of air from the front & side spoilers passing through the wheels–minimising drag & therefore improves fuel efficiency.
TAILGATE GARNISH & DUAL-TIP EXHAUST PIPES
PARKING ASSIST SYSTEM
Though it doesn’t have a rear camera, the new Kia Sportage comes with an ultrasonic sensors which gives a beeping sound to alert the distance between it & another car or pedestrian.
SMART WELCOME SYSTEM
Just like the Forte, the Sportage has power folding LED side mirrors which is part of the smart welcome system. The door handles also have LED and push button lock that unlocks when the smart key is within range.
I’m getting used to Kia’s smart key. No need to fiddle inside my bag for it ‘coz of the convenience of the push start/stop button.
D-SHAPED STEERING WHEEL & PADDLE-SHIFTER
Two distinct features of the KIA Sportage GT. The 2.0 diesel engine runs strong yet smooth whether through paddle shifter or cruise control. The D-shape steering wheel gives that legit sporty feel–which Mr. JG regards as masculine while I find it sleek & sexy.
DRIVE MODE SELECT (DMS)
FULL AUTO CLIMATE CONTROL, IONIZER & INDIVIDUAL AIR OPTION
REAR AIR VENT
My kids expressed their delight the moment they sat inside the Sportage. Relieved that there’s a rear air vent to satisfy their fondness for cool air.
This feature was used a lot during our trip. We took the highway speed limit to heart, so we opted for cruise control to make driving a bit relaxing.
LEATHER INTERIOR, CRASH PAD STITCHING
Even the lil’ GJs enjoyed our drive-through with the convenient rear holders.
PANORAMIC GLASS ROOF
I get all panicky whenever my car’s windshield starts to fog. Afraid to drive further, oftentimes I find myself stopping and manually defogging the windshield. With Sportage, I am not worried at all . It’s got a sophisticated sensor which detects fogging on the front windshield and clears it automatically.
ALUMINUM ALLOY & AIR BAG
Check out the aluminium alloy pedals (GT Line exclusive) which makes the interior more than pleasing to the eyes. The Sportage is also air bag loaded. It’s got 6 air bags that are strategically placed throughout the interior –providing safety of not just the driver but it’s passengers as well.
LED INTERIOR LIGHTS
LED lights not only for the exterior but interior as well.AUTO
INTERIOR CAR HANDLE LIGHT & EASY SEAT SLIDE/RECLINE
No reason to get used to the darkness inside the Sportage for there are interior LED lights installed. Now if you’re having trouble adjusting the driver’s seat to your liking, you’ll love the Sportage’s. Recline, slide, more forward or backward the driver’s & the fron passenger seats with ease.
FULLY FOLDABLE REAR SEAT
Rear seat can be fully folded or folded 60-40 should you wish to access the rear from the inside. It also has a larger compartment compared to its previous model so there’s definitely more room to lug around an extra luggage, baby stroller, school trolley or go the extra mile and shop til’ you drop.
STURDY & SMOOTH RIDE
Overall, the new Sportage didn’t disappoint in showing off its capacity to go Eco mode or all out Sport mode. Whether it’s on cruise control or paddle-shifter, it’s powerful engine made the drive sturdy yet smooth. The LED lights make it more handsome than it already is. The all-new KIA Sportage is totally a head-turner and game changer in the CUV category.
Watch the video of our KIA Sportage experience