Full Kia Sportage range now on sale

* Kia dealers now have the full Sportage range * Two- and four-wheel-drive models available * First Edition models discontinued...

Full Kia Sportage range now on sale

The full Kia Sportage range is now on sale, following the launch of the First Edition models in August.

Buyers can now pick from two- or four-wheel-drive versions of the five-seat crossover, as well as four engines, including new 1.6-litre petrol and 1.7-litre turbodiesel engines.

These units come with a six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive and, thanks to their standard stop-start systems, qualify for Kias EcoDynamics badge.

The 2.0-litre petrol and diesel models come with four-wheel drive, and the option of manual or automatic gearboxes.

The best average economy of 54.3mpg and lowest emissions of 135g/km come from the 1.7-litre diesel engine. The1.6-litre petrol models average 44.1mpg and emit 149g/km of CO2. Four-wheel-drive models average 37.2mpg for the petrol and 49.6 mpg in diesel form.

New models
With the First Edition models now discontinued, there are 16 models in the new range, with 1, 2 and 3 trims (prefixed KX on the four-wheel-drive models). The top 3 trim is also available with a sat-nav upgrade, which includes touch-screen sat-nav, a reversing camera and an upgraded stereo.

1 trim
The entry-level 1 models come with alloys, air-conditioning, four electric windows, front foglights and cornering lights, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth, cruise control, and MP3 connectivity.

2 trim
The 2 models add part-leather upholstery, roof rails, reversing sensors, a panoramic sunroof, larger alloys, a luggage net, and a trip computer.

3 trim
Go for the top 3 trim, and youll also get full leather upholstery with heated seats, dual-zone climate control, xenon automatic headlights and 18-inch alloys.

All are covered by Kias transferable seven-year/100,000-mile warranty, and prices start at 16,495.