Posted by Maspion Labels: Kia
With a new look or face changed completely, the categories for All-New Kia Sportage was shifted. If the previous two generations still called the Sportage sport utility vehicle (SUV), then for the All-New categorized crossover utility vehicle (CUV).
"Appearance or design Sportage now more stylish. with round body, not rigid. The target consumers are also changing. More focused for those who more frequently use the vehicles in the city," said Hartanto Sukmono, President Director of PT Kia Mobil Indonesia (KMI President), in press conference introducing all-new Sportage, this afternoon at the Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta.
At a press conference, IMA does not present the figure of the 3rd generation Sportage is. The plan, the figure of the All-New Sportage demonstrated and tested tonight at Karnival Beach, Ancol. Only explained about the changes, good design, development machine used, or the price!
Two variants Two variants of the new Sportage is distinguished on the basis of transmission used. For 6-speed automatic transmission shift-called Tronic-cost Rp 286 million (on the road in Jakarta) and 5-speed manual Rp 249.5 million.
"Big enough price difference is because of its features are also different. Not only differ in the transmission (automatic and manual), automatic transmission technology is also more powerful because it can also be operated manually. The automatic version uses two airbags, chrome-plated door handles, rearview mirror external electric and can be folded from the inside, and steering wheel-coated, "beber Hartanto.
From both these variants, Kia hopes to sell more versions of the automatic transmission. KMI CUV sales target could be 1,000 units until late this year or 10 percent of Kia's total sales targets in Indonesia in 2011, ie 10,000 units.
Other changes from the Sportage is a machine. Although still the same capacity (2.0 liters), a new engine named "theta" with dual CVVT technology that produces power and torque 166 rpm PS@6.200 firstname.lastname@example.org 20.1 rpm. The old machine called a "beta" has the power 142 PS and torque of 16.8 kg-m.
With the new engine, Kia claims that the All-New Sportage more fuel efficient, ie liter/100 8.1 km or 12.3 km / liter fuel RON 92 (new engine compression ratio is 10.5: 1).
All-New Sportage is available in 9 colors, namely Bright Silver, Mineral Silver, Black Cherry, Orange Techno, Signal Red, Clear White, Sand Track, Vintage Blue, and Electronic Yellow.