Petrol Kia Sportage goes on sale

* Petrol-powered Kia Sportage First Edition * 19,495 for 2.0-litre petrol Sportage * Full line-up on sale later this year...

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7 Sep 2010 15:0 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

Kia's all-new Sportage crossover is now available with a 161bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine from 19,495

The petrol-powered Kia Sportage First Edition does an average of 35.8mpg and emits 188g/km of CO2. It has a top speed of 113mph and a 0-60mph time of 10.3 seconds.

As with the recently launched 2.0 CRDI Kia Sportage, the four-wheel-drive petrol version is available in just one well-equipped trim that includes:

• leather upholstery
• dual-zone climate control
• 18-inch alloy wheels
• LED daytime running lights
• Bluetooth
• cruise control
• rain-sensing wipers
• a colour rear parking camera system integrated into the rear-view mirror

Initially, 850 diesel Sportage First Editions were made for the UK, however Kia says these have all now been sold.

The full line-up, with two- and four-wheel-drive versions and lower-powered engines, will be available later this year, but Kia says it made the petrol First Editions available now to meet customer demand.

The petrol First Edition costs 1282 less than the diesel and is available to order now, with deliveries starting in October.