2023 Kia Sportage Price in India and Expected Launch Date.

The new avatar is more futuristic in design and has gone under major upgrade.

The Kia Sportage is a compact crossover SUV in the market and lies between the Seltos and Niro, while the Sorento is the SUV lineup of manufacturers and sets above the Sportage SUV. The production of the Kia Sportage begins in 1993, and in the initial days the Sportage is considered under compact SUV, but later in 2004 it was categorized under the ‘Compact Crossover SUV’ segment. It got various facelifts and generation upgrades in its journey, and the current one of the fifth generation models, launching in 2023.

Here in this article, we’ll define the Kia Sportage price in India, Sportage specifications, features, interior, and exterior design language, and which variant is the most value for the money. So read the article till the end, so you can get what you’re searching for:

Summary

Engine Type2.5 Liter Inline 4-cylinder
Engine Displacement2,497 cc
Engine Horsepower187 hp @ 6,100 rpm
Engine Torque241 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Fuel Economy10.63 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity56 Liters
Front SuspensionMacPherson Struts, Gas Shock Absorbers
Rear SuspensionIndependent, Multi-Link, Stabilizer Bar
Turning Radius5.8 mtrs
Front BrakesVentilated Disc with ABS
Rear BrakesVentilated Disc with ABS
Front Brakes Diameter12-inch
Rear Brakes Diameter11.2-inch

What is the Kia Sportage Price in India?

The Sportage is available in seven variants and the prices according to the US market are equivalent to the Hyundai Tucson. The Kia Sportage Price in India could be Rs 20.76-29.39 lakh, ex-showroom. The same price we are expecting for the Indian market, as its sibling Tucson is also present in the space for almost a decade.

How many variants are available in the Kia Sportage?

There are a total of seven trims offered in the Sportage- LX, EX, X-Line AWD, SX, SX Prestige, Sportage X-Pro, and Sportage X-Pro Prestige. In which third base X-Line will be only available with an All-Wheel-Drive powertrain and the rest are with FWD. The price difference b/w the base and top of the AWD is also 3-5 lakhs, but the AWD defines and means it clearly.

What is the variant-wise price of Kia Sportage?

The Crossover SUV is offered with seven trims and AWD options in one trim. The variant/trim-wise price is mentioned below in the table. However, the Indian price is converted from the US one, but it could be near to the actual price at the time of launch.

VariantsIn the USAIn India
LX$25,990Rs 20.76 lakh
EX$27,990Rs 22.36 lakh
X-Line AWD$30,790Rs 24.60 lakh
SX$31,490Rs 25.16 lakh
SX Prestige$33,490Rs 26.75 lakh
Sportage X-Pro$34,990Rs 27.95 lakh
Sportage X-Pro Prestige$36,790Rs 29.39 lakh
Kia Sportage Price in India and USA.

Which is the most value for money trim?

The Kia Sportage is offered in seven trims across the range, and all are equipped with the same engine and transmission setup, of 2.5L engine and 8-Speed automatic transmission. If we suggest you pick one best out of the line, we would say the EX trims, wanna know the reason?

The EX trims offer all the required amenities such as a large infotainment touch screen display with android auto, apple car play, navigation, synthetic leather upholstery, alloy wheels, drive modes, rearview camera, and lane keeping/following assist.

In order to the price of EX trim, these features are well versed and in fact work well. So this will be our pick for the most value-for-the-money trim.

What is the launch date of Kia Sportage in India?

As of now, Kia is majorly playing inside the 20 lakh market in India, its latest product is the Kia Carens, working quite well and gaining trust and popularity. The most expensive product of Kia in the Indian market is the Carnival, it does well but has not gathered a major market share. It still struggling to gain popularity. if we take the 2022 sales chart, then the Carnival played between the 239-355 sales mark.

With observing the current market behavior, Kia is not bringing their global products to the Indin market for now at least. But we could expect the Kia Sportage launch date in India can be around 2023-2024 and similar we can also expect for the Kia Telluride.

What are the exterior colour options?

The Kia Sportage Compact Crossover SUV is offered with 14 different colour schemes, Of which 11 are single tone and 3 are dual tone colours.

What are some Pros and Cons?

Pros

  • New Futuristic Design
  • Spacious Cabin
  • Gigantic Cargo Space
  • Sophisticated Ride Quality

Cons

  • Laggy Engine
  • Lack of Features in Lower Trims
  • AWD is Available in only one Trim

What are the Dimensions of Kia Sportage?

The Kia Sportage is 4660 mm in length, 1864 mm in the width, and 1661 mm in height, while the ground clearance and wheelbase are 180/200 mm (FWD/AWD) and 2755 mm respectively. Whereas the front and rear wheel tracks are 1620mm and 1646 mm.

Dimensions in mm. metrics:

Particularsin mm.
Length4660 mm
Width1864 mm
Height1661 mm
Wheelbase2755 mm
Ground Clearance (FWD/AWD)180/210 mm
Front Wheel Track1620 mm
Rear Wheel Track1646 mm

Dimensions in inch metrics:

Particularsin inch.
Length183.5 in.
Width73.4 in.
Height65.4 in.
Wheelbase108.5 in.
Ground Clearance (FWD/AWD)7.1/8.3 in.
Front Wheel Track63.8 in.
Rear Wheel Track64.8 in.

Some Key Features:

  • 2.4L, 4-Cylinder Engine
  • Active All-Wheel-Drive with Center Locking Differential
  • Multi Terrain Drive Modes
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Smart Power Tailgate
  • Blind Spot View Monitor
  • Harmon Kardon Premium Sound System
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Smart Key Less go and Push Start/Stop Button
  • Driver’s Seat Memory Function
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Keeping and Following Assist
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • 12.3-inch Dual Panoramic Displays with Navigation and Kia Connect
  • Highway Driving Assist

Exterior and Styling

Kia Sportage Price in India

We could say the design language of the Kia Sportage is more similar to Hyundai’s new products. The recently launched Tuscon and Creta are manufactured into that design language. Hyundai calls it Sensuous Sportiness and Kia calls it Opposites United.

From the previous generation, the new fifth generation travels a way long, the newly redesigned upfront has blacked-out tiger-nose grille with boomerang shape LED DRLs, and headlights placed inside it. The rear portion of the front bumper has sharp cuts and edges, while an ample air dam makes the Sportage possible to breathe.

The side profile of the Kia Sportage has 17-inched chrome/blacked out alloy wheels fitted into the large wheel arches, body cladding is done on the entire car for better look and dust/rock protection. There is minimal use of chrome on the window line and the lower part of the doors, whereas the entire is in body colour. The roof rails are not standard in all the trims but additionally purchasable, that is disappointing though but what can we do?

Compared to the front, the rear has a soft slopping line that connects to a high-mounted spoiler through a shark fin antenna. The tail lights are LED and connected with a thin strip, it is a LED but a plastic part. The rear bumper is upraised and has some sort of silver finish, which resembles tiger nose grille styling.

Interior and Comfort

Kia Sportage Interior

Unless the previous generation, the infotainment touch screen display, multi-media/ac controls, and gear knob is changed with a new unit. The main focus or we could say the attraction of the cabin, is the dial for gear selection. The same we got to see in the facelift of Kia Seltos, it is a dial and the gears can be selected by rotating it clockwise and anti-clockwise.

Moreover, the dashboard has a premium theme with soft leather inserts, the ac vents are well designed and the center part is a bit tilted towards the driver seats, for better controls and safety. The center console is wide and has spacing for the cup holder and the armrest storage is deep and cooled. There is a lot of chrome is used inside the Kia Sportage, whether it’s on the steering wheel, dashboard, center console, or on door pads.

The seats are built to hold the person in the right position and to provide the utmost comfort on long highway drives. The underthings and side bolster support are ample and the ventilation function makes it easy for hot summery drives. The depth and holding of the seats are commendable and they never feel the driver fatigue, even after hours of highway drive.

The seating is limited to 5 persons and literally, five persons can sit here easily, thanks to the wider cabin and cushy seats. the center arm for the rear seat is wide enough and has cup holders to carry any kind of beverage.

Thanks to the large glass area, the cabin never feels claustrophobic and if some doubt remained, then the panoramic sunroof gives a big smile to the face. The sunroof has a large opening and two people can easily come out of it.

Note: Please do not come out of the sunroof while the car is moving. It can be dangerous and could be fined.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Kia Sportage Infotainment System

The Kia Sportage has a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display with navigation and Kia Connect. The cluster is also power packed by Andriod auto, apple car play, and navigation. The sound output of the Sportage comes with a set of premium Harman Kardon sound system 400 watt and 8 Speakers. The infotainment unit is also packed with SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Bluetooth wireless connectivity with hands-free connectivity.

Infotainment Screen features – rearview monitor, android auto, apple car play, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, and clock.

From the Kia smartphone app, such things can be used- ignition on/off, ac on/off controls, door lock/unlock, and sunroof close/open. These features do add value to the customer, especially the ac control, which helps cool the car temperature before you enter the car.

Features

Kia Sportage Features

Starting from the front facia, the headlights and DRLs are LED, and the windshield has sensors such as auto wipers, automatic headlamps with headlight assist, alloy wheels on the sides, full body cladding, window chrome line, roof rails, LED tail lights and rear parking sensors with rearview camera.

While the interior has automatic climate control, cruise control, steering mounted controls, push start/stop button, keyless go, powered driver side seat, memory function in the driver seat, heated and ventilated front row seats, rear ac vents, and rear center armrest.

A more detailed list is added at the bottom of the article. Do check out.

Engine, Transmission, and Power

Kia Sportage Engine

The Kia Sportage is powered by a single 2.5L, 4-Cylinder engine mated to an 8-Speed automatic transmission option. The engine can produce a maximum horsepower output of 187 bhp @ 6100 rpm and 241 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The motor is packed with three different drive modes – Eco, Normal, and Sport, while an All-Wheel-Drive powertrain is limited to X-Line trim.

The power from the engine is adequate and the gear shifts are smooth with bare turbo lag, power delivery is consistent till 8000 rpm and later struggles to catch up. The initial response from the motor is good, after hitting the turbo range it becomes a rocket.

Even with a full load of 5 occupants, the engine never feels lazy and lacks power, however, some amount of engine noise can be noticed on fast and high revs. But won’t affect the driving pleasure, and even adds a bit of sportiness to the character.

The snow mode is limited to the AWD trims, which is the X-Line, third from the base. The AWD can’t be used as an offroader, but soft offroading can be possible with this while having a recovery vehicle.

The Kia Sportage Top speed is 209 km/h, whereas the 0-60 and 0-100 km/h readings are 8.3 and 9.2 seconds respectively.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

Kia Sportage comes packed with smart safety driver assistance features, the list starts with:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist Technology
  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop and Go
  • Highway Driving Assist (Cruiser Control Feature)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist-Rear
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Surround View Mirror

These safety and driver assistance features make the compact crossover SUV an intelligent car, that can sense danger and can act according to that. However, these features work passively and not actively for safety reasons. But works well.

Mileage, Range, and Fuel Tank Capacity

The Kia Sportage is a quite heavy SUV with a gross weight of 2120-2199 kgs, and mileage can become an issue. The Sportage delivers an overall mileage of 9.78-11.9 km/l mileage in all drive conditions.

Kia Sportage Mileage in km/l:

Driving Conditionskm/l
City9.78 km/l
Highway11.9 km/l
Combined10.63 km/l

Kia Sportage Mileage in mpg:

Driving Conditionsmpg
City23
Highway28
Combined25

The fuel tank capacity of the Sportage SUV is 56 liters/14.8 gallons and the range band is 640-672 kilometers. It completely depends on the road condition and the driving behavior. If someone drives it with a light foot that it can even deliver 14.15 kmpl of mileage.

Warranty

Kia offers the industry-leading 10-year/100,000 miles warranty program. This warranty covers the faulty and malfunctioning parts, and the wear-n-tear is not included in the warranty. Apart from this, Kia also offers the first 1-2 services free of labor charges and the service schedule is 1 year or 15-000 kilometers, whichever is earlier.

FAQs

Will Kia Sportage come to India?

There is no official announcement has been made by Kia regarding the Sportage SUV launch. However, we could expect it can be launched in 2023-24.

Is a Sportage bigger than a Seltos?

Yes, Kia Sportage sets above the Kia Seltos and is bigger in dimensions.

How much is Kia Sportage price?

The Kia Sportage Price in India could be Rs 20.76-29.39 lakh, ex-showroom.

Is Seltos replacing Sportage?

Seltos and Sportage, both refer to different segments and hence never replaced each other.

Which is bigger Sportage or Sorento?

Kia Sorento is bigger than Kia Sportage, as the Sportage is set in the compact crossover SUV segment and Sorento in SUV segment.

Detailed Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine Type2.5 Liter Inline 4-cylinder
Engine Displacement2,497 cc
Engine Valve TrainDouble Overhead Camshafts (DOCH)
Engine Valves4-Valves per cylinder
Engine Valve GearContinuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD)
Engine Compression Ratio13.0:1
Engine Fuel Delivery SystemGasoline Direct Injection + Multi Port Injection
Engine Horsepower187 hp @ 6,100 rpm
Engine Torque241 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Drive ModesEco, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+
Available Active All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/ Center Locking DifferentialYes

Fuel Economy

City9.78 kmpl
Highway11.9 kmpl
Combined10.63 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity56 Liters
Minimum Fuel Grade RequiredUnleaded (87 Octane or Higher)

Body and Chassis

PowertrainFWD/AWD
Body ConstructionSteel Unibody
Steering TypeColumn-Mounted, Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
Front SuspensionMacPherson Struts, Gas Shock Absorbers
Rear SuspensionIndependent, Multi-Link, Stabilizer Bar
Steering Wheel Range (Lock-to-Lock)2.41 turns
Turning Radius5.8 mtrs
Front BrakesVentilated Disc with ABS
Rear BrakesVentilated Disc with ABS
Towing Capacity (w/ Trailer Brakes/ w/o Trailer Brakes)1113/749 kgs
Front Brakes Diameter12-inch
Rear Brakes Diameter11.2-inch
Electronic Parking w/ Auto HoldYes

Safety

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist w/ Pedestrian DetectionYes
Driver Attention Warning w/ Leading Vehicle Departure AlertYes
Lane Keeping AssistYes
Lane Following AssistYes
Lane Departure WarningYes
Rear View MonitorYes
Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop and GoYes
Highway Driving AssistYes
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist-Parallel ExitYes
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance AssistYes
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance AssistYes
Rear Occupant AlertYes
Park Distance Warning-RearYes
Park Distance Warning-FrontYes
3-Point Seat Belts for All Seating PositionsYes
Safe Exit AssistYes
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)Yes
SRS AirBags6
Downhill Brake Control (DBC)Yes
High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)Yes
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)Yes

Airbags Position

Dual FrontYes
Dual Front SideYes
Dual RearNo
Full Length Both Side CurtainYes
Driver’s KneeNo

Exterior

Front GrilleBlacked-Out
Door Handles Body ColouredYes
Door Handles IlluminatedYes
Side View Mirrors Body ColouredYes
Heated & Power-Adjustable Side View MirrorsYes
Power Tail GateYes
Solar Control GlassYes
Sound-Absorbing Windshield GlassYes
Multi Reflector HeadlightsYes
Auto Headlight ControlYes
High Beam AssistYes
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)Yes
Tail LightsYes
Variable Intermittent Windshield WipersYes
Alloy Wheels17-inch
Tyre Size205/65R17
Spare TyreSpace Saver
Rear SpoilerYes
Rear Privacy GlassYes
Smart Power Tailgateyes

Interior

Multi-Information Display4.2-inch
Infotainment Display12.3-inch
Apple CarPlayYes
Android AutoYes
Bluetooth/Wireless ConnectivityYes
Voice RecognitionYes
Audio System6-Speaker
Steering Mounted ControlAudio, Calls and Cruise Control
Front Power OutletsUSB and 12 V
Rear Power OutletsUSB Only
Steering Wheel AdjustmentsTilt and Telescopic
Power Door LocksYes
Power Window w/ One Touch Auto Up/DownDriver Side Only
Power WindowAll Four
Smart KeyYes
Push Start Stop ButtonYes
Remote StartYes
Automatic Climate ControlYes
Dual-Zone Climate ControlYes
Three Zone Climnate ControlNo
Front Arm RestYes
Rear Arm RestYes
Rear Arm Rest Cup HoldersYes
Front Door Bottle HoldersYes
Rear Door Bottle HoldersYes
Day/Night Rear View MirrorYes
Automatic Day/Night Rear View MirrorYes
Driver Side Vanity MirrorYes
Passenger Side Vanity MirrorYes
Leather SeatsNo
Fabric SeatsYes
Adjustable Driver SeatYes
Electrically Adjustable Driver SeatNo
Adjustable Passenger SeatYes
Electrically Adjustable Passenger SeatNo
60:40 Rear Seat SplitYes
Bench Folding Rear SeatNo
Heigth Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYes
Driver Seat Memory FunctionYes
Driver and Passenger Seat Back PocketsYes
Alloy PedalsYes
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