2011 Kia Sportage For South Africa — Large Gallery Included

Kia’s Sportage for South Africa will launch with three different engines, two petrol and one diesel, ranging between 122- to 130kW of power. Following this, there’s a choice of manual or automatic along with two- and all-wheel drive layouts.

Safety features include Electronic Stability Control, a Rollover Sensor which deploys the airbags, Hill-start Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control. The rear-view camera will show an image on the on the LCD display inside the rear-view mirror.

Other features include LED daytime running lights, park assist, engine start/stop, an optional full-panoramic sunroof and keyless entry.

Back to the engines, the displacement will be 2.0- and 2.4-litres for the petrol units and 2.0-litres for the diesel unit. The petrol units will push out 122kW with 197Nm of torque and 130kW with 227Nm of torque respectively. The diesel motor will boast 130kW with 392Nm of torque.

There are no acceleration figures at the moment.

Equipment for respective trim level:

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

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