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CO2 reductions of up to 29g/km lower running costs

Kia's ultimate goal is to decarbonise road transport completely, and the company is actively working on all forms of alternative powertrain, including a hydrogen fuel cell car, and already marketing electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. But Kia is also realistic enough to know that combustion engines will be the mainstay of personal transport for many years to come, and is putting huge efforts into reducing the environmental impact of petrol and diesel power units. Kia is investing more than £6 billion and recruiting some 7,300 research and development engineers with this in mind.

The fruits of these efforts are clear to see in the extensively re-engineered engines offered in the all-new Sportage, which deliver improved fuel economy across the board while lowering CO2 output by up to 29g/km. In some cases, benefit-in-kind taxation (BIK) in the 2016-17 tax year falls by five bands, with significant savings for owners, and there are lower Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) ratings for many versions, including £0 for all 1.7 CRDi engines in the first year.

New VED bandings in April 2017.

The lower-powered 2.0-litre CRDi engine with automatic transmission, for example, now has a CO2 figure of just 154g/km whereas it was 179g/km in the previous model, while with the higher-powered version with an auto gearbox the reduction is from 189g/km to 166g/km. All versions of the lower-powered 1.7-litre CRDi have CO2 of 119g/km instead of 135g/km, which means they attract only 21 per cent BIK instead of the 25 per cent previously, and fall into VED band C.

That means that more than half of buyers of the all-new Sportage in the UK will benefit from considerable savings. With the higher-powered 1.7-litre CRDi and 7DCT gearbox the CO2 emissions are 129g/km. Even the high-performance T-GDi engine in the new GT-Line and GT-Line S delivers impressive efficiency, with fuel economy of more than 37mpg and CO2 figures of just 177g/km (manual) and an even lower 175g/km (7DCT).

As with every Kia, repairability has been engineered in from the start of the design stage to keep insurance costs to a minimum, and long servicing intervals mean that most owners will need to visit a dealer only once a year. And every Sportage is covered by Kia's unique seven-year or 100,000-mile transferable warranty.

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km)

Urban
Ex urban
Combined
CO2
1.6 GDi petrol manual
32.8
50.4
42.2
156
1.6 GDi petrol manual ISG
35.8
52.3
44.8
147
1.6 T-GDi petrol manual
28.2
45.6
37.2
177
1.6 T-GDi petrol 7DCT
30.7
43.5
37.7
175
1.7 CRDi diesel manual ISG
52.3
67.3
61.4
119
2.0 CRDi diesel (134 bhp) manual
47.1
58.9
54.3
139
2.0 CRDi diesel (134 bhp) auto
40.4
54.3
47.9
154
2.0 CRDi diesel (182 bhp) manual
39.7
54.3
47.9
154
2.0 CRDi diesel (181 bhp) auto
35.8
53.3
44.8
166

Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED bands (2016-17)

Model level Engine size and vehicle spec
CO2/ g/km
VED Band
1st year VED
BiK %
Entry '1' 1.6 GDi 130bhp 6-speed manual
156
G
£180
26%
'1' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG
119
C
£0
21%
'KX-1' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual
139
E
£130
25%
Mid '2' 1.6 GDi 130bhp 6-speed manual ISG
147
F
£145
24%
'2' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG
119
C
£0
21%
'KX-2' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual
139
E
£130
25%
'KX-2' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed auto
154
G
£180
28%
Mid/High '3' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG
119
C
£0
21%
'KX-3' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual
139
E
£130
25%
'KX-3' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed auto
154
G
£180
28%
High '4' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG
119
C
£0
21%
'KX-4' 2.0 CRDi 182bhp 6-speed manual
154
G
£180
28%
'KX-4' 2.0 CRDi 182bhp 6-speed auto
166
H
£295
31%
Top ‘First Edition' 2.0 CRDi 182bhp 6-speed auto (AWD)
166
H
£295
31%
GT-Line ‘GT-Line’ 1.6 T-GDi 174bhp 6-speed manual (AWD)
177
I
£350
30%
‘GT-Line’ 1.6 T-GDi 174bhp 7-speed auto DCT (AWD)
175
H
£295
30%
'GT-Line' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual (AWD)
139
E
£130
25%
GT-Line' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed auto (AWD)
154
G
£180
28%

Insurance

Model level Engine size and vehicle spec
Insurance Group
Entry '1' 1.6 GDi 130bhp 6-speed manual
11
'1' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG
12
'KX-1' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual
18
Mid '2' 1.6 GDi 130bhp 6-speed manual ISG
12
'2' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG
12
'KX-2' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual
18
'KX-2' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed auto
18
Mid/High '3' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG
13
'KX-3' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual
19
'KX-3' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed auto
19
High '4' 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG
11
'KX-4' 2.0 CRDi 182bhp 6-speed manual
21
'KX-4' 2.0 CRDi 182bhp 6-speed auto
21
Top ‘First Edition' 2.0 CRDi 182bhp 6-speed auto (AWD)
21
GT-Line ‘GT-Line’ 1.6 T-GDi 174bhp 6-speed manual (AWD)
19
‘GT-Line’ 1.6 T-GDi 174bhp 7-speed auto DCT (AWD)
19
'GT-Line' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual (AWD)
19
'GT-Line' 2.0 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed auto (AWD)
19

Servicing

Servicing is required every 20,000 miles (10,000 miles for the T-GDi engine) or once a year, whichever comes soonest. The Sportage is available with Kia’s Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages, offering retail customers fixed-cost, inflation-proof servicing for the first three or five years. All work is carried out by trained technicians using genuine Kia replacement parts and specified oils. All packages cover the car, not the owner, so are transferable should the vehicle be sold.If a vehicle with a Care-3 package is sold on the next owner may upgrade to the five-year service package.

Warranty

Kia set a new benchmark in 2007 when it launched the cee'd with an industry-best seven-year warranty.That demonstration of faith in the quality and reliability of Kia products was subsequently extended to every model, including the Sportage – which is built in the same Slovakian factory as the cee'd.

A major benefit is that it is transferable to subsequent owners at no charge as long as the seven-year time limit has not been reached and the mileage is below 100,000.If the car is sold when less than 18 months old or with less than 18,000 miles on the clock, the warranty is topped up to match that of a new model.

The mechanical warranty is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty and a five-year paint warranty.