The upgraded fourth-generation version of the popular SUV starts from just over £20,000.

Kia has revealed UK pricing and specification for its updated fourth-generation Sportage SUV, which includes new engine tech, an upgraded infotainment system and new safety equipment. 

The Sportage has been visually refreshed with new bumpers front and rear, LED lights and an updated “tiger nose” grille, Kia’s signature front end. 

A new 1.6-litre diesel engine replaces the previous 1.7-litre unit, and the car’s 2-litre CRDi motor is now available with a 48V mild-hybrid setup for added economy. That model will be priced from £32,545. The petrol line-up stays the same, with the 1.6-litre GDi engine available in two power outputs of 130bhp and 174bhp, depending whether you order it with a turbocharger or not.

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Spec-wise, GT-Line and GT-Line S rangetoppers deliver what the Korean carmaker calls a “sporty” flourish, while the special limited-run “Edition 25” version celebrates a quarter century of the SUV’s production. 

The Sportage is available with 16-, 17-, or 19-inch wheels, and the more luxurious GT-Line cars offer flourishes such as adaptive cruise control, panoramic sunroof, electric ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, 8-inch touchscreen satnav and wireless phone charging.

Safety systems available on the Sportage include forward collision-avoidance assist, city braking including pedestrian detection, a 360-degree around view monitor and blind spot collision warning.

Kia says that it sold more than 131,000 Sportages in Europe in 2017, representing a quarter of the brand’s total European sales. In the UK market, almost 40,000 buyers chose the Sportage last year. Part of the car’s appeal is Kia’s notable seven-year/100,000-mile warranty, which can provide a lot of reassurance for family buyers. 

The revised Sportage is available to order now, with prices starting at £20,305. 

Model

Power bhp

Torque lb-ft

0–60 sec

Max speed mph

Combined

mpg

CO2 g/km

Price £

‘1’ 1.6 GDi six-speed manual ISG

130

119

11.1

113

39.8

162

20,305

‘1’ 1.6 CRDi six-speed manual ISG

114

207

11.4

109

57.6

130

21,595

‘2’ 1.6 GDi six-speed manual ISG

130

119

11.1

113

39.8

162

22,405

‘2’ 1.6 T-GDi six-speed manual ISG AWD

174

195

9.2

126

36.2

178

24,395

‘2’ 1.6 CRDi six-speed manual ISG

134

236

10.8

112

57.6

129

23,995

‘2’ 1.6 CRDi 7DCT auto ISG

134

236

11.4

112

58.9

126

25,495

‘Edition 25’ 1.6 GDi six-speed manual ISG

130

119

11.1

113

39.8

162

25,655

‘4’ 1.6 T-GDi six-speed manual ISG

174

195

8.9

127

36.7

179

27,260

‘4’ 1.6 T-GDi 7DCT auto ISG AWD

174

195

8.8

125

37.2

175

29,645

‘4’ 1.6 CRDi six-speed manual ISG

134

236

10.8

112

55.4

135

27,745

‘4’ 1.6 CRDi 7DCT auto ISG

134

236

11.4

112

57.6

129

29,245

‘4’ 1.6 CRDi 7DCT auto ISG AWD

134

236

11.6

112

54.3

139

30,755

‘4’ 2.0 CRDi 48V 8-speed auto ISG AWD

182

295

9.2

125

TBC

TBC

32,545

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 T-GDi six-speed manual ISG

174

195

8.9

127

37.7

173

25,510

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 T-GDi 7DCT auto ISG AWD

174

195

8.8

125

37.2

174

27,895

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi six-speed manual ISG

134

236

10.8

112

57.6

130

25,995

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7DCT auto ISG

134

236

11.4

112

57.6

128

27,495

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7DCT auto ISG AWD

134

236

11.6

112

54.3

137

29,005

‘GT-Line S’ 1.6 T-GDi 7DCT auto ISG AWD

174

195

8.8

125

37.2

174

31,645

‘GT-Line S’ 1.6 CRDi 7DCT auto ISG

134

236

11.4

112

57.6

128

31,245

‘GT-Line S’ 2.0 CRDi 48V 8-speed auto ISG AWD

182

295

9.2

125

TBC

TBC

34,545

Gallery: 2018 Kia Sportage facelift