The South Korean automaker KIA has announced the new pricing for its popular compact SUV, the KIA Sportage, in Pakistan. The 2023 model of the Sportage is priced between PKR 7,300,000 for the base Alpha variant and PKR 9,650,000 for the top-tier Black Limited Edition variant. These prices are ex-factory.
The KIA Sportage initially faced a mixed reception in Pakistan due to safety concerns and features. However, the fourth generation, launched in August 2019, marked a successful comeback in the Pakistani market with both All all-wheel drive (AWD) and Front front-wheel drive (FWD) variants.
The Sportage Alpha was added to the lineup in June 2020, further strengthening its presence in the market.
The 5th generation Sportage boasts a sporty and revolutionary design. It features a wider and bolder KIA tiger nose grille, distinctive boomerang-styled Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), cube-styled headlights, dual spot fog lights, slim LED taillights, and a blacked-out rear bumper.
The interior of the 2023 KIA Sportage is high-tech and sophisticated. It includes a panoramic curved wide glass panel housing two integrated digital screens – one for the driver’s instrumental panel and the other for the infotainment system. The interior also features a new steering wheel with a modern brand logo, three-dimensional air vents, and a minimalistic slim HVAC climate control panel.
In Pakistan, the KIA Sportage 2023 offers two engine options. One is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with 181 hp and 240 Nm of torque, and the other is a 1.6L turbocharged gasoline engine with 177 hp, 265 Nm of torque, and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The 5th generation Sportage delivers a combined city/highway fuel economy of 11 kilometers per litre and features a 62-litre fuel tank.
Ride & Handling
The KIA Sportage 2023 offers impressive grip during cornering and a comfortable suspension system that smooths out road bumps. Despite some body roll, it doesn’t compromise overall ride comfort. Compared to its predecessor, it shows significant improvements in handling and driving dynamics.
As the KIA Sportage 2023 is locally assembled in Pakistan, spare parts are readily available, making services more convenient for consumers.
This announcement was made on October 20, 2023, and has been met with anticipation from potential buyers and car enthusiasts alike.