Budget version of KIA Sportage showed record salesApril 7, 2019
In March, almost 14 thousand crossovers were sold in China, which exceeded the expectations of the Korean company.
The Korean company KIA announced the results of sales of their cars in March in China. In total, in the first three months of this year, residents of China purchased 85,329 cars with the KIA logo, which is 40% better than in the same period of 2018. A great contribution to this result was the start of sales of the budget version of KIA Sportage. For the first month of spring, the crossover sold 13.9 thousand copies. The management of the company admitted that they themselves did not expect such a result.
Externally, the novelty is a slightly modified Sportage of the previous generation. However, in terms of options and comfort, it is almost as good as the crossover of a new generation.
The price but the new cross is 112,900 yuan, which is much cheaper than the cost of the new KIA Sportage. The choice of the inhabitants of China are two power units – an aspirated 2.0-liter capacity of 161 hp. and a 1.4-liter turbo engine with a pay-off of 140 “blades”. In tandem with an atmospheric engine running a 6-speed manual transmission or automatic on the same gear. For turbocharged engine is offered a robotic gearbox.
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