On the auspicious occasion of the 25th anniversary of Kia in Nepal, the company has launched the 2019 Kia Sportage. The Sportage will start at a price of Rs. 69.9 lakhs and will cost up to Rs. 1.10 crores for the top spec GT Line variant. The original design of the fourth-generation Sportage was led by Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt, Germany, with input from the company’s design centres in Namyang, Korea and Irvine, California. For 2019, the three studios have modernised the look of the Sportage, which features a range of updates to its sporty exterior design. Changes extend to GT Line models, which feature a series of unique upgrades compared to other trim levels.
There is a redesigned front bumper with new fog lamp housings, and new gloss black or bright chrome inserts leading from the fog lamps into the lower air intake. The Sportage is also now available with an evolved version of its ‘tiger-nose’ grille, with new gloss black or matt black grille. New full-LED headlamps with four-point LED daytime running lights and redesigned fog lamps also provide maximum visibility and enhance the SUV’s light signature for a more modern appearance. An optional metallic skid plate is available.
At the rear, the slim combination lamps retain their horizontal shape, with the revised design featuring a new C-shaped LED light signature. The reversing lamp and reflectors are now integrated into the new rear bumper, which is now finished with a flash of chrome across its base. Changes to GT Line include a new gloss black hot-stamped radiator grille, gloss black and silver skid plates, and dark chrome inserts on the front bumper, the side sills and rear tailgate. The GT Line’s unique 19-inch alloy wheels have been redesigned, and all models are fitted with a dual exhaust rear valance and revised ‘ice cube’ LED fog lamp designs. For more information on the Sportage, contact Kia Motors Nepal.