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.
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).
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.