KIA takes Sportage to a new level for 2012 grabbing attention in UAE

The Korean automaker, KIA, has turned out to be the biggest surprise in automotive world for the  year 2012. Their new fluidic shaped designs and quality built interiors integrated with features usually found in expensive European or American automobiles have changed the outlook of people towards Kia. UAE has had Kia on its streets for quite some time now and its 2012 line-up of vehicles have been turning heads and grabbing the attention of many all across the country. Having completely eradicated the old notion of being a poorly designed car built with cheap quality materials, Kia is now rising to a new reputation in UAE and all around the world, that of an automaker which provides stylish vehicles with mesmerizing interiors and features found in high-end luxury vehicles but at a the most economical price tag.

Sportage has been one of the strongest players in Kia’s existing vehicle line-up. This stylish crossover offers a revamped sporty look with modern designing and comfortably  spacious interiors for 2012. Crossovers being a popular genre of vehicles in UAE, Kia Sportage 2012 sets a new benchmark in its class by taking comfort and looks to a new level higher then any expectation.


The exterior styling of Sportage is sporty and curvaceous with sleek lines beautifully blending into its curvy edges. The sharp black bezel headlights with Kia’s new “family front grille” design and a sporty front bumper with fog lamps and LED daytime running lights make up for Sportage stunning front profile. Straight lines originating from the headlamps run all  across the body merging seamlessly into the sleek tail lamps. A dual tone rear spoiler and roof rack further enhance the beauty and also give Sportage a classic crossover touch. Separated from the tail lamps, the rear turn indicators sit on the dual tone rear bumper projecting a unique look. Kia has indeed done justice with the word “makeover”, Sportage 2012 is dynamic, fresh and sophisticated when it comes to styling. 

Kia offers three engine options for Sportage ranging from a 2.0L R diesel, a 2.0L four-cylinder petrol and a top of the line 2.4L D-CVVT petrol engine. Available with a 5-speed manual (2.0L petrol engine only) or a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed fully automated transmission, Kia Sportage offers a wide variety of options to suit everyone. Having a adventurous personality, Sportage integrates technologies like AWD lock mode which engages automatically distributing even amount of torque to the front and rear wheels. This helps considerably on uneven surfaces and also helps avoid wheel spins. Held together by an independent suspension where each wheel moves vertically, independent of the other wheels. This helps for a firm hold on the road or any terrain. Other features like ABS, Auto cruise control, Electronic Stability Control, Downhill-brake Control and Hill-start Assistance add to a superior and safe driving experience.


Kia has raised standards on all levels with Sportage. The interiors of Sportage are cozy and relaxing and packed with luxurious features which add to your comfort. A glance into the interiors and you are impressed by the space it offers and as you step inside, the dashboard, with cuts and curves at the right places makes a lasting impression. Interior designing in Sportage is the kind never seen before in a Kia.



Music is the soul of a journey, understanding this Sportage offers a 5.1 channel audio system including 5 speakers, 2 tweeters and a giant subwoofer in the rear. The music quality produced is of the highest quality and also supports MP3’s and iPod’s through the USB jack. With steering mounted buttons, you can control everything without taking your hands off the wheel. Automatic AC with dual zone control allows you set your preferred temperature and the cabin automatically adjust to the optimum climate. Sportage also blows cool air the back of the seats and the seat cushions keeping you ventilated at all times. The instrument cluster is well lit and clear which allows for a easy “one glace” reading.  It includes the LCD trip computer which displays info like distance driven, refuel warning etc. Along with Keyless entry, cooler box in the glove compartment and rear parking sensors with camera, Sportage allows for a impressive cargo space. The rear seats fold down to a 60:40 offering a flat space to carry luggage of all shapes and sizes. With 8-way power controlled seats, Kia provides comfort like nothing else.


Sportage not only looks good and is comfortable, it also includes features to keep you safe where ever you go. Packed with dual front, side and curtain airbags with roll-over sensors, Sportage ensures the safety of you and your fellow passengers. The active headrest automatically moves forward and upwards in the event of a rear-end collision avoiding critical back and head injuries.

Kia Sportage 2012 is indeed a surprise package. Breathtaking curves, elegant and stylish looks and a splendid driving experience, Sportage is the ultimate crossover which gives the comfort for a family and the adventure for the weekend drive. Kia has certainly changed its image and set a new benchmark for 2012 with Sportage.


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Retail Price(Approximate): AED 63,900 – AED 70,900.


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