Kia Sportage 2022 long-term test

Wapcar Automotive News – In recent โดยเป็นค่ายเกมชั้นนำระดับโลก สล็อตเว็บตรงแตกง่าย ที่มีตัวเกมสล็อตโบนัสแตกหนักให้เลือกเล่นมากที่สุดนั้นเองจ่ายหนักได้จริง ที่เปิดให้ผู้เล่นได้เข้ามาสนุกเพลิดเพลินไปกับค่ายเกมสล็อตทำเงินออนไลน์ที่กำลังมาแรงที่สุดในตอนนี้ เว็บสล็อตตรงไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์ ไม่มีระบบล่มแน่นอน years, its line of electric vehicles – like the Kia Niro EV and Kia EV6 – has done wonders to take it to the next level, but the third-generation Sportage, the forerunner of the line in its time for a long time, truly the model that established the company for the phenomenal success it is today.

Launched in 2010, this car is thousands of miles away from the previous one. It’s an SUV that’s ready for the SUV onslaught when few are. It’s attractive and good value and has family appeal. Its success was so successful that it remains Kia’s best-selling product. Now in its fifth generation, it’s not as good value as it used to be (what is that?), starting at £27,750, but it still beats its rivals (Honda CR-V, Mazda CX- 5 and Hyundai Tucson to start). Our new long-term version is much more expensive than that, at £41,800, which is the all-wheel drive hybrid in the flagship GT-Line S. We were expecting a plug-in hybrid in Kia Malaysia 2023, but they’re gone – probably due to supply and demand problems most industries have – so neither we nor existing buyers can be obtained.

As of this writing, there’s not even a price listed on Kia’s website. So our 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine with electric motor and 1.49 kWh battery, making a combined 226 hp, is the most expensive model available. The rest of the range is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre 48V light diesel with five versions to choose from. The Sportage has long been touted as a practical and comfortable mid-range family car with all the elements you need. Our version of GT-Line S has no additional options. More on that later.

Stepping into it for the first time, I realized how premium the Sportage is – and how far it has come in that regard. Okay, that’s not quite the German level of perceived quality, but it also seems very far from a value proposition, we would say. The 12.3-inch curved touchscreen is seamlessly integrated into the dashboard looking smoother than Volkswagen’s latest offering.

There are still a lot of miles to fully appreciate it, but my experience so far is that the hybrid system is very quiet and smooth, so the transition between gas and electric is almost imperceptible. You can barely hear the engine, but you can’t feel it. It’s also very close to hitting the WLTP figure of 44.1mpg (remember, not the best from the start as it’s all-wheel drive) but I’ve mostly driven around town in mode. electricity, so with some more extra-miles of town, we’ll see how that balances out. It’s also extremely comfortable, on the seats and the storage space (cups, phone, keys) around them. There’s no need to scramble to find your stuff and there’s plenty of room in the back and in the trunk too. Indeed, there is more space for the legs, head and trunk compared to the previous model.

Let’s get to that spec, which Kia has always maintained at least some of its appeal. Highlights include a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera/display, heated steering wheel, electric tailgate (my recent Jag E-Pace didn’t have…), rear USB charging port, wireless charger and Harman Kardon stereo.

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