Kia Sportage all new fifth generation details

KIA Sportage SUV has been an important vehicle for Kia in Australia. The latest all new fifth generation has landed and is sure to shake up the medium SUV segment of the market. 

This is a brief outline of what the changes are and what is available. More detailed drive impression are coming soon.

2022 Kia Sportage - GT Line Kia Sportage Highlights

  • Excellence throughout and innovation at its core, the fifth-generation Sportage has landed in Australia
  • Inspired by nature, all-new Sportage design takes a bold, sophisticated and organic form
  • Cutting-edge interior with integrated curved display that centres on the driver debuts in top of the range GT-Line
  • Increased headroom, legroom and luggage space 
  • Local suspension tune provides competitive edge

2022 Kia Sportage - GT Line

Kia Sportage Overview

Carefully crafted from the ground up , the all-new Sportage symbolises the pioneering DNA of the Kia brand. The past success of the Sportage is deeply rooted in a mindset of constant reinvention. Under the new Kia brand, the fifth-generation Sportage should elevate the brand to the next level. 

Designers focused on creating an intelligent package and clever use of space so that all occupants can benefit from increased room and its everyday family-friendly practicality and useability. 

The all-new Sportage provides an impressive array of safety technology featuring both passive and active high-tech systems, including Kia’s world-renowned comprehensive suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

2022 Kia Sportage - GT Line engine

Advanced powertrains make the all-new Sportage an economical operator with its frugality matched to smooth and highly responsive power delivery, resulting in an SUV that is energetic, sporty and fun-to-drive with locally tuned ride and handling.

“All-new Sportage is an excellent package offering an innovative, sophisticated and let’s not forget localised, medium SUV choice to buyers in an increasingly competitive segment,” said Kia Australia’s Chief Operating Officer, Damien Meredith.

“The fifth-generation is a substantial evolution over the outgoing Sportage and is a true reflection of Kia’s future. Not just another step forward but a bold move to a new level, reflecting how far Kia has come and where we are going.

“Sportage is an integral part of our sales initiatives, aspirations and ultimately, our success. This new generation provides another opportunity for both Kia and the dealer network to build on our brand strength and customer experience.”

2022 Kia Sportage - GT Line

What is available 

For the Australian market the all-new Sportage will arrive in S and GT-Line trims initially with SX to follow in late November and SX+ arriving in early January. 

Depending on the trim chosen, a choice of up to three engines are available; the proven 2.0-litre MPI (115kW and 192 Nm) for S, SX and SX+, an improved 2.0-litre diesel (137kW / 416Nm) available in all grades and the new to the range 1.6-litre T-GDI (132kW / 265Nm) which is exclusive to SX+ and GT-Line.

2022 Kia Sportage - GT Line

The 2.0 petrol models will feature the choice of a six-speed manual (S and SX) or automatic (S, SX and SX+) gearbox driving the front wheels only.  For those preferring AWD, this is available in the 2.0 diesel with a re-engineered 8-speed automatic transmission offered across all trims and the new torquey 1.6 petrol variant matched to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (7DCT), available in SX+ and GT-Line.

Recommended retail pricing starts at $32,445 for the 2.0-litre petrol S in manual and tops out at $52,370 for the GT-Line diesel.

2022 Kia Sportage - GT Line

Kia Sportage Model Walk

As with the outgoing model, the all-new Sportage continues to offer medium SUV buyers an outstanding package of features:

Key Features                      BOLD= New/improved feature versus previous model

S

2.0 MPI 6MT FWD
(Petrol)

2.0 MPI 6AT FWD
(Petrol)

2.0 DSL 8AT AWD
(Diesel)

  • 17” Machined Alloy Wheels
  • 8” Touch Screen Infotainment
  • Basic Digital Display with 4.2” Multi-Function LCD 
  • AM/FM Radio
  • 6 Speaker Sound System
  • Wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Multi-device Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Cloth Seats
  • LED Headlamps (MFR type)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Taillights (Bulb indicator & brake)
  • Full Size Spare Wheel
  • Leather Steering Wheel [L] & PVC Shift Knob

Safety[S]

  • Front Centre Airbag
  • Blind Spot Collision Assist**
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Assist**
  • Lane Follow Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Multi Collision Brake
  • AEB (Car/Ped/Cyc/Junction)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control**
  • Electronic Park Brake**
  • Parking Sensors (Rear only)
  • Rear View Camera

**Not available on variants with Manual Transmissions

SX

2.0 MPI 6MT FWD
(Petrol)

2.0 MPI 6AT FWD
(Petrol)

2.0 DSL 8AT AWD
(Diesel)

  • 18” Machined Alloy Wheels
  • 12.3” Touch Screen Infotainment
  • Inbuilt Navigation
  • Basic Digital Display with 4.2” Multi-Function LCD 
  • Digital Radio
  • 6 Speaker Sound System
  • Wired Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Multi-device Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Lumbar (Driver)
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Dual Zone Climate Control (Front)
  • Auto Window Defog
  • Auto Up/Down Windows (Front)
  • LED Headlamps (MFR type)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Taillights (Bulb indicator & brake)
  • Full Size Spare Wheel
  • Leather Steering Wheel & Leather[L] Shift Knob
  • Remote Folding 2nd Row Seats

Safety[S]

  • Front Centre Airbag
  • Blind Spot Collision Assist**
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Assist**
  • Lane Follow Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Multi Collision Brake
  • AEB (Car/Ped/Cyc/Junction)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control**
  • Electronic Park Brake**
  • Parking Sensors (Front & Rear)
  • Rear View Camera

**Not available on variants with Manual Transmissions

2022 Kia Sportage - GT Line

Key Features                      GREEN = New/improved feature versus previous model

SX+

2.0 MPI 6AT FWD
(Petrol)

1.6T-GDI 7DCT AWD
(Petrol)

2.0 DSL 8AT AWD
(Diesel)

  • 19” Alloy Wheels 
  • 12.3” Touch Screen Infotainment
  • Inbuilt Navigation
  • Basic Digital Display with 4.2” Multi-Function LCD 
  • Digital Radio
  • 8 Speaker Harmon Kardon® Premium Sound System
  • Wired Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Artificial Leather Seats with Quilted Insert
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Power Drivers Seat with Power Lumbar
  • Smart Power Tailgate
  • LED Front Fog lights (MFR)
  • Electrochromic Inside Mirror (Auto Dimming)
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters 
  • Privacy Glass (Rear Doors & Tailgate)
  • LED Taillights (Bulb indicator & brake)
  • Full Size Spare Wheel
  • Remote Folding 2nd Row Seats

Safety[S]

  • Front Centre Airbag
  • Blind Spot Collision Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Assist
  • Lane Follow Assist 
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Multi Collision Brake
  • AEB (Car/Ped/Cyc/Junction)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Electronic Park Brake
  • Parking Sensors (Front & Rear)
  • Rear View Camera

GT-Line

1.6T-GDI 7DCT AWD
(Petrol)

2.0 DSL 8AT AWD
(Diesel)

  • 19” Machined Alloy Wheels 
  • Curved 12.3” Digital Cluster with 12.3” Touch Screen Infotainment
  • Digital Radio
  • 8 Speaker Harmon Kardon® Premium Sound System
  • Wired Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Inbuilt Navigation
  • Leather Seats[L] with Artificial Suede Upper 
  • Driver Memory Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Heated + Ventilated Front Seats
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Dual LED Headlights
  • Full LED Taillights
  • Dial type SBW (Shift by wire)
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Ambient Mood Lamp
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • LED Interior Lights
  • Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters
  • Alloy Sports Pedals
  • Full Size Spare Wheel
  • Remote Folding 2nd Row Seats
  • Remote Smart Park Assist[W] (Diesel only)

Safety[S]

  • Front Centre Airbag
  • Blind Spot View Monitor
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Blind Spot Collision Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Assist
  • Parking Collision Avoidance (Reverse)
  • Lane Follow Assist 
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Multi Collision Brake
  • AEB (Car/Ped/Cyc/Junction)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Electronic Park Brake

Disclaimers:

[S]Safety technologies are supplemental systems and do not replace the need for the driver to exercise care and attention.

[W] The use of this Remote Smart Park Assist (RSPA) feature does not comply with “The Road Traffic Code 2000” in WA and thus it should not be used while within Western Australia.

[L] Leather appointed may comprise of genuine leather, polyurethane and other man-made materials or a combination thereof.

All trims include alloy wheels (machined finish) as standard:

2022 Kia Sportage - GT Line interior

Pricing:

Fuel Type

Powertrain

Transmission

Trim

RRP

D/A

Petrol

2.0MPI FWD

6MT

S

$32,445

$34,690

SX

$35,000

$37,490

6AT

S

$34,445

$35,690

SX

$37,000

$38,490

SX+

$41,500

$44,490

1.6T-GDI AWD

7DCT

SX+

$43,500

$46,990

GT-Line 

$49,370

$51,990

Diesel

2.0 CRDI AWD

8AT

S 

$39,845

$42,690

SX

$42,400

$45,490

SX+

$46,900

$49,990

GT-Line 

$52,370

$54,990

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.