Kia’s sporty little SUV

KIA is on a roll and its popular 2016 Sportage SUV is providing a lot of the traction for that forward surge.

Within just a year, the Kia brand has seen its worldwide value rise from $US5.7 billion to $US6.3 billion and its status as a global brand rise by 12 percent.

It is the perfect time for new Gisborne dealer Alan Berry Motors to come aboard.

To mark the occasion they are shaving the price of the all-wheel-drive EX from $41,990 to $37,990 and the entry level LX two-wheel-drive petrol model down from $35,990 to $29,990.

The launch of the 2016 Sportage was a milestone for Kia, giving it a quality vehicle that featured head-turning looks, innovative use of technology and painstaking attention to detail.

Standard across the Sportage range are a reversing camera, seven-inch colour touch screen, leather steering wheel incorporating audio and cruise control functions, LED indicators and rear parking sensors.

New technology for the Ltd which attained a 2016 Euro NCAP five-star rating include blind spot detection, lane change assist and a rear cross traffic alert. The body steel is 57 percent lighter, adding to fuel efficiency as well as safety.

Fully independent suspension and power steering uses the ANZAC handling programme which is designed to improve road comfort, high-speed stability and handling response to meet New Zealand conditions.

An eye-catching profile and bold rear design with a sweeping rear tail light are typical of the design input Peter Schreyer has had in all Kia vehicles.

Schreyer has just completed 10 years with the marque, which has benefited from his vision.

There are lots of little comfort touches like eight-way seat adjustment, with two-way lumbar support for the driver, dual-zone climate control and a rear passenger power outlet that allows the passengers to charge their devices.

The Sportages come with smart key technology for easy entry.

Since the first compact Sportages rolled off the assembly line in 2010, there have been 1.6 million sold and Sportage has steadily evolved into a sophisticated vehicle with good looks and buckets of tech features that is on the market at an economic price.

KIA is on a roll and its popular 2016 Sportage SUV is providing a lot of the traction for that forward surge.

Within just a year, the Kia brand has seen its worldwide value rise from $US5.7 billion to $US6.3 billion and its status as a global brand rise by 12 percent.

It is the perfect time for new Gisborne dealer Alan Berry Motors to come aboard.

To mark the occasion they are shaving the price of the all-wheel-drive EX from $41,990 to $37,990 and the entry level LX two-wheel-drive petrol model down from $35,990 to $29,990.

The launch of the 2016 Sportage was a milestone for Kia, giving it a quality vehicle that featured head-turning looks, innovative use of technology and painstaking attention to detail.

Standard across the Sportage range are a reversing camera, seven-inch colour touch screen, leather steering wheel incorporating audio and cruise control functions, LED indicators and rear parking sensors.

New technology for the Ltd which attained a 2016 Euro NCAP five-star rating include blind spot detection, lane change assist and a rear cross traffic alert. The body steel is 57 percent lighter, adding to fuel efficiency as well as safety.

Fully independent suspension and power steering uses the ANZAC handling programme which is designed to improve road comfort, high-speed stability and handling response to meet New Zealand conditions.

An eye-catching profile and bold rear design with a sweeping rear tail light are typical of the design input Peter Schreyer has had in all Kia vehicles.

Schreyer has just completed 10 years with the marque, which has benefited from his vision.

There are lots of little comfort touches like eight-way seat adjustment, with two-way lumbar support for the driver, dual-zone climate control and a rear passenger power outlet that allows the passengers to charge their devices.

The Sportages come with smart key technology for easy entry.

Since the first compact Sportages rolled off the assembly line in 2010, there have been 1.6 million sold and Sportage has steadily evolved into a sophisticated vehicle with good looks and buckets of tech features that is on the market at an economic price.

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