New Kia Sportage 2WD

NAZA Kia Malaysia has expanded its line up for the Malaysian market recently after announcing the introduction of a new variant of the Korean brand’s Sportage crossover SUV, the Sportage 2WD.Joining alongside the 4WD-equipped variant, the new Sportage 2WD comes with an attractive on-the-road price tag of RM118,888 – nearly RM19,000 less than the Sportage 4WD variant. It shares the same 2.0-litre Nu MPI four-cylinder petrol engine as found in its 4WD-equipped sibling, as well as the six-speed automatic transmission, but it now adopts a more conventional front-wheel-drive layout instead.

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Despite losing out on a few features from its premium 4WD variant, the new entry-level variant still boasts an extensive features list on board. Highlights include a seven-speaker infinity audio system paired with a 4.3-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, automatic headlights with reverse camera and keyless entry plus engine push-start button.

In terms of safety, this new basic variant still holds a strong case as it comes primed with six airbags, electronic stability control (ESP), hill start assist and Downhill Brake Control (DBC).

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Available for viewing and purchases via authorised Kia dealers nationwide, the new Kia Sportage 2WD is available on three paint scheme options and comes with Kia’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty plan as well.