New Kia Sportage – the all-new urban-friendly compact SUV

Published | 23/02/2010
Introducing a new kind of dynamic aesthetics

The new Sportage marks a dramatic shift in design direction for Kia’s compact SUV.  Longer, lower and wider than the previous generation model (by 90 mm, 15 mm and 60 mm, respectively), the new Sportage is immediately identifiable by Peter Schreyer’s striking signature grille design that links all new Kia models.

“The new Sportage is fresh and bold and could not be mistaken for anything other than a Kia,” says Peter Schreyer, Kia’s Chief Design Officer.  “It embodies Kia’s new-found visual dynamic stance by successfully taking the key features of an off-road vehicle – the raised ground clearance, the commanding driving position and heightened sense of security – and enveloping them in a sleek and urban-friendly design with global appeal.  With its athletic and muscular design the Sportage fits its name perfectly.”

“The clamshell bonnet gives a sense of strength and solidity to the front end,” says Schreyer.  “Together with the grille, these shoulders create a strong three-dimensional feel to the face of the new Sportage, and they also help the driver accurately place the car on the road.”

The new Sportage’s athleticism is reinforced by its rakish windscreen angle, which sweeps seamlessly into the low roofline.  And the top of the windscreen itself reflects the grille profile.  “The profile line of the top of the windscreen mirrors that of the grille,” explains Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer, Kia Europe.

“We first featured this element on the Kee concept car, at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.  This is followed through to the rear, which has the same distinctive outline at the base of the rear windscreen.  These two features instantly heighten the Sportage’s on-the-road visibility – as do its sculpted flanks, which, flanked by boldly flared wheelarches, feature a striking concave motif in the door panels.”

The key design element of new Sportage’s purposeful stance is the relationship between its high shoulders and narrow glasshouse, explains Schreyer.  “We’ve created a car with a sportscar-like ratio between sheet metal and glass.  The side-windows are very narrow which gives you an almost rally-car feeling.”  Follow the shoulder and roof lines and they meet at the striking reverse-angled C-pillar.  “The size, the shape and the proportion of the C-pillar on any car is absolutely crucial to its appearance,” says Schreyer.  “And as you can see on our new Sportage, it determines the entire look and feel of the car.”

Using a tape-measure against the new Sportage confirms it is slightly lower than the previous generation, but the design of the new Sportage makes it look significantly lower, and both sleeker and more assertive.

Mirroring the large headlamps up front, the rear of the new Sportage features prominent taillights that flow across the tailgate and into the car’s broad rear shoulders.  Raising the rear spoiler-topped hatch reveals a large, deep and regular-shaped cargo bay.

A raft of details – the ribbed roof, the chunky door handles, the roof-rails, the raised ride height and the large wing mirrors – serve to further reinforce the Kia’s go-anywhere credentials.

The new Sportage’s spacious cabin looks as dynamic and sporting as its exterior.  It’s dominated by the sweeping dashboard, which broadens from the edges and then narrows dramatically in the middle to create an eye-catching centre console.  This emphasises the width of the car, making those on board feel protected, safe and secure.

“The horizontal layers break up the dashboard,” explains Guillaume, “so you are not facing a vast cliff of plastic, while the high centre tunnel bisects the front cabin.  It’s anything but the typical T-shaped dashboard/console layout you will find in most vehicles.

 “The exterior design is very sporty for a car of this type, and although you sit high in the cabin there’s still something very sporting about it because the windscreen has a very fast angle and the shoulder line is very high,” says Guillaume.  “This gives you a sort of cocooned and safe feeling, and yet from a practical point of view there is still plenty of rear headroom.”


Exterior Dimensions Comparison (mm)


New Sportage 

  Difference 

  Previous Sportage 

Length
 4440 + 90 4350
Width* 1855 + 15 1840
Height
1635 - 60
1695
Wheelbase
2640 + 10 2630
Front overhang 890 + 10
 880
Rear overhang 910 + 70
 840
Front track 1614
+ 74 1540
Rear track 1615 + 75
1540
Ground clearance 170
- 25  195

*excluding door mirrors

Top-quality trim and equipment with high-tech features

New Sportage will be available in a stunning new metallic colour – Techno Orange – and first impressions will also be enhanced by the new bright chrome finish for the front grille, the strong Kia ‘face’ this model embodies, the bold reverse-angle C-pillar, the wider track and purposeful stance – creating a premium appearance.  A total of 10 exterior colours will be available.

Inside new Sportage, the styling echoes the new kind of dynamic aesthetics created by the exterior appearance and establishes a new kind of ambience, with top-quality fit, discreet trim accents and the availability of numerous high-tech features.  New Sportage customers will be offered a choice of equipment levels depending on market, including LX and EX (for details see Section 8), plus a wide range of options.

The longer bodyshell and longer wheelbase, plus the extra interior width ensure that occupants of the new Sportage will enjoy its spacious cabin.  The adoption of a reverse-angle for the C-pillar moves it 186 mm further back (compared with the previous model), placing it behind the rear seat passengers to provide them with a clear view out.  Entry and exit from the cabin is made easier by lowering the seats by 29 mm and the top of the door sills by 31 mm.

Driver comfort is enhanced by the adoption of a floor-hinged accelerator pedal that allows smooth control of the throttle and by the increased range of fore & aft sliding movement available for the driver’s seat – 24 mm more than the previous model.  As an option, heated front and rear seats can be specified.

New Sportage’s interior comes trimmed in black cloth as standard, with Alpine Grey as an option – and unusually, an all-black headliner can be specified when choosing the Orange package.  LX models have woven cloth, EX models feature ‘Tricot’ fabric and options will include full-leather seat trim, with a choice of contrasting stitching.  EX models feature a Dark Gun Metal dashboard and centre stack, while colour options include Alpine Grey and Orange door inserts, plus Alpine Metallic centre stack trim.  

Manual air-conditioning is standard.  The audio system for new Sportage features an RDS radio and CD player with MP3, USB and iPod connectivity – with a speaker in each door and a tweeter at each end of the dashboard.  An all-new AVN (audio visual navigation) system with a 7.0-inch screen, Bluetooth and voice recognition will be offered.  

Other available high-tech ‘comfort & convenience’ features include a Smart Key (for keyless entry, together with engine start/stop button), ‘welcome home’ escort lights, Xenon headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lights and a tailgate-mounted reversing safety camera with interior mirror display monitor.


More space for people and cargo, and a quieter drive  

Luggage space in new Sportage benefits from the 70 mm increase in the vehicle’s rear overhang.  With the rear seats upright, the cargo bay is 80 mm longer and 110 mm wider at floor level, thanks to the more compact design of the rear suspension.  Cargo capacity is among the best in class and ranges from 564 litres with the rear seats occupied to 1353 litres with the rear seats folded down.  The rear seats feature a one-touch folding mechanism for added convenience.

Storage space within the cabin includes the larger glovebox (cooled in some models), a larger 6.0-litre centre console (up from 3.0-litres), and four door pockets.  Two large cup-holders are located between the gear selector and the centre console, while the folding centre armrest in the rear seat has twin cup-holders.

New Sportage is significantly quieter and more refined than its predecessor.  The all-new bodyshell design and greater use of ultra-high and high tensile steels (71.9% of the total) have resulted in a stiffer and safer vehicle in which occupants will be aware of fewer vibrations from the road surface or mechanical components.

Engines

Manufactured at Kia’s world-class facility in Slovakia, the all-new Sportage will ultimately be available in Europe with a wide choice of engines.  At launch this summer, the engine line-up will comprise 2-litre diesel and 2-litre gasoline engines – with smaller capacity engines (a 1.7-litre diesel and a 1.6-litre GDI gasoline unit), to follow later this year, reducing the new model’s base-line CO2 emissions to less than 140 g/km.

Diesels demonstrate Kia’s world-class engineering

Making its premiere in the new Sportage, is a 2.0-litre version of Kia’s next-generation ‘R’ family diesel.  All-new, the ‘R’ family diesel engine first appeared in 2.2-litre, 197 ps form, in the new Kia Sorento last year when it was highly praised – confirming that Kia’s engineering capabilities are indeed world-class.

The R2.0, which is expected to prove the most popular engine choice with new Sportage buyers in many European countries, generates a maximum of 136 ps and 319 Nm of torque from just 1,800 rpm.  As well as guaranteeing strong performance, the new diesel enables the Kia’s compact SUV to deliver highly-competitive fuel economy and emissions figures.

Later this year, a new 1.7-litre version of Kia’s ‘U2’ diesel will become available.  Designed and engineered at Kia’s R&D Centre in Germany, this 115 ps engine meets Euro 5 emissions regulations and is cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient than previous U2 engines.  It has been developed for optimum driveability, with more than 90 per cent of the maximum torque available from just 2,000 rpm.

Gasoline engines blend power with economy

Now fitted with upgraded electronics and low-friction components, Kia’s revised 2.0-litre ‘Theta II’ gasoline engine delivers more power, improved durability, enhanced refinement and reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

This four-cylinder 1998 cc powerunit has dual CVVT (continuously variable valve timing for both the intake and exhaust valves), four valves per cylinder and features weight-saving, all-aluminium construction with a cast aluminium block, cylinder head and sump.  Fitted in new Sportage, maximum power is 163 ps, with 195 Nm of torque at a modest 4600 rpm.

Later this year, new Sportage buyers whose priority is fuel-economy will be able to order Kia’s 1.6-litre Gamma petrol engine fitted with GDI (gasoline direct injection) technology.  Producing a highly competitive 140 ps, the arrival of this engine marks the first appearance of GDI technology in a Kia vehicle.

GDI lowers emissions while raising power and torque outputs and improving fuel economy.  The typical range of benefits include delivering 7% more torque at low revolutions, 12% more torque at high revs and 10% better fuel economy overall – compared to a conventional engine of a similar capacity.

Start/Stop available for two engines

By the end of 2010, Kia will be offering its fuel-stretching Start/Stop system as an option on the new 1.7 diesel and the new 1.6 GDI engine.  Start/Stop automatically switches the engine off whenever the vehicle is stopped in congested city driving and instantly restarts the engine when the driver selects first gear.  Combined with other technologies, Start/Stop helps to significantly reduce fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions.  

Several innovative fuel-saving technologies are fitted to the new Sportage as standard, including a gear-shift up/down indicator (on all manual models), an ECO indicator to encourage economical driving (on all automatic models) and a power-saving alternator management system.

New Kia Sportage / Powertrains  (Available at launch)

 Type
Capacity
 Power Torque
Transmission
 Diesel
 2.0  136 ps  319 Nm  6-sp / 6-sp Auto
 Gasoline  2.0  163 ps  195 Nm
 5-sp / 6-sp Auto


A safer drive thanks to new ‘active’ and ‘passive’ technology

To ensure that owning and driving Kia’s latest compact SUV will be a safe and rewarding experience for all occupants, the new Sportage offers buyers a range of state-of-the-art safety systems and equipment as standard – or as options, depending on model and market.

In most European countries, standard ‘active’ safety technologies fitted to the new Sportage will include ESC (Electronic Stability Control), and three new systems – HAC (Hillstart Assist Control), DBC (Downhill Brake Control) and an ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) system.  

HAC prevents slip-back during stop-start driving up inclines, while DBC ensures safer travel down the steepest slopes by maintaining a steady 8 kph (5 mph) speed.  ESS automatically ‘flashes’ the brake lights whenever the driver has to make a sudden or abrupt stop.

The performance of the Sportage’s all-disc braking system during extreme conditions is boosted by three systems – a regular ABS (anti-lock system), plus EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) to adjust the front/rear brake pressure and BAS (brake assist system) which recognizes an emergency stop and delivers maximum braking power.

Two active systems are available to assist drivers with reversing manoeuvres.  The back-warning sensor helps the driver to avoid contact with pedestrians by triggering an audible warning whenever the vehicle approaches an obstruction.

A second option is the new rear-view camera mounted on the tailgate.  This camera is fitted with a 130-degree, wide-angle lens which transmits images to an LCD display set within the interior rear-view mirror (or to the navigation display if fitted).  Simultaneously it enables the driver to check the rear view and the blind spot below the rear window.

A TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) is available as an option to alert the driver to low pressure if any tyre suffers a pressure drop of more than 25%.

For new Sportage, a new rollover sensor is part of the upgraded ESC system (standard in most European countries), and can be ordered as an option in all others.  This sensor monitors possible overturn situations and triggers the deployment of the side airbags, curtain airbags and seatbelt pretensioners if appropriate, while also extending the period of time that airbags are inflated.

Achieving maximum protection through ‘passive’ technology

The new Kia Sportage has been designed to meet the highest standards of crash safety.  The all-new platform and bodyshell employs a much greater proportion high strength and extra-high strength steels than the previous model.

Structural improvements include stronger and straighter longitudinal side members in the engine bay floor; an enhanced B-Pillar design that links to upper and lower cross-members to form an internal rollover hoop; reinforced floor members in the trunk floor and a rerouted and better protected fuel filler pipe.

In most European countries, new Sportage will be fitted with six airbags as standard.  Dual front airbags, dual front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags (linked to the new rollover sensors in the ESC system) offer head protection for all occupants.

Active headrestraints for the front seats of all models are standard in most European countries and protect occupants against whiplash injuries.

New electric steering and new multi-link rear suspension

Kia’s Sportage engineering team designed the new electric power steering system to deliver good steering feel and precise vehicle control, with low effort during parking and city driving and more substantial feedback during out-of-town motoring.  The rack-and-pinion system is speed-sensitive and requires just 2.96 turns of the steering wheel from lock-to-lock.  Switching from the previous model’s hydraulic system to electric power assistance delivers a 3.5% improvement in fuel economy.

Both the front and rear suspension systems are mounted on a lightweight hydro-formed subframe to isolate occupants from irregularities in the road surface.

At the front, the compact MacPherson Strut suspension receives a little fine-tuning to smooth its operation and is largely carried over from the previous model.  Small changes to the suspension geometry improve feel and stability, while new side-load coil springs reduce friction.

The new Sportage benefits from an all-new, multi-link, fully-independent rear suspension system with the dampers and coil springs mounted separately to minimize intrusion into the cabin and trunk space.  

All new Sportage models sold in Europe are equipped with an all-disc braking system, backed up by ABS anti-lock and EBD brake-force distribution systems as standard.  For maximum stopping power, ventilated front discs and solid rear discs are fitted.

Off-road credentials for the new Sportage include a 172 mm ground clearance, an approach angle of 22.7 degrees, a 28.2 degrees departure angle and a ramp-over angle, which is 17.7 degrees.  For drivers interested in tackling more demanding terrain, the maximum climb angle is 44.2 degrees and the potential roll over limit angle is 45.0 degrees.

Choice of 2WD and AWD systems, plus three gearboxes

Buyers of the all-new Kia Sportage in Europe will be offered a choice 2WD or AWD drivetrains, and five-speed or six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmissions.  

For diesel Sportage models, the standard gearbox is a six-speed manual, upgraded with improved synchronization, reduced power loss, enhanced efficiency and durability.  Both the larger gasoline and the larger diesel engines can be specified with the (optional) six-speed automatic.

Ultra-compact six-speed automatic transmission

Developed by the Hyundai-Kia Group for fitment in a wide range of future vehicles, the all-new six-speed automatic transmission now available for the new Sportage is ultra-compact.

The driver can choose from two operating modes – fully automatic or ‘Sport’.  For city driving, fully automatic mode is ideal, while ‘Sport’ mode allows for clutch-less manual gear changes for greater driver involvement – either using the selector lever or the new steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Whenever the car is stopped for more than a few seconds, the new transmission’s innovative ‘Neutral Control’ function automatically shifts the transmission from ‘D’ to ‘N’, improving fuel economy especially in city driving.

Customer choice of advanced drivetrains with 2WD and AWD

Depending on individual markets, consumers ordering a new Sportage will be able to select from five models with 2WD and four with AWD – employing advanced drivetrain systems similar to those introduced with the new Sorento in 2009.  

On every Sportage model, traction is also boosted by the available HAC (Hillstart Assist Control) which prevents slipping backwards, and DBC (Downhill Brake Control) which limits vehicle speed to just 8 km/h (5 mph) on steep descents.

For customers who drive on-road most of the time, the new Sportage with the 2WD drivetrain offers lower weight, faster acceleration, enhanced fuel economy and good traction, aided by the standard-fit TCS (traction control system).

For new Sportage buyers who regularly face difficult driving conditions, go off-road or tow trailers, the AWD drivetrain will be ideal.  It will be available with both the 2-litre gasoline and diesel engines (manual or automatic).

This innovative and unique AWD drivetrain is a single ratio (High) system, which delivers 100% of engine power and torque to the front wheels when driving in normal conditions, enhancing fuel efficiency.  Whenever a front wheel loses grip a percentage of torque is automatically transferred to the rear wheels to maintain forward momentum.

When driving a new Sportage with AWD in slippery conditions – such as rain, snow, mud, unpaved roads and off-road – the driver can manually select ‘Lock Mode’ for better stability.  This mode shares the torque equally (50%/50%), between the front and rear axles and maintains that split up to a speed of 40 km/h (25 mph).

Standard & Optional Equipment

Kia Sportage LX

Exterior
16-inch alloy wheels with 215/70 R16 low-rolling-resistance V-Let tyres
Projection headlamps with manual levelling adjustment
Body-colour door handles
Black door mirror mountings
Manual-adjustable door mirrors
Matt silver radiator grille (LX)
Tinted glass
Black high gloss rear spoiler
Body-colour bumpers (2.5 mph impact resistant)
Roof-mounted radio antenna
Rear fog lamps
High-mounted stop light in rear spoiler

Comfort & Convenience
Manual air-conditioning
Gear shift indicator (manual transmission only)
ECO driving indicator (automatic transmission only)
Heated rear window
Electric windows front and rear
Driver’s window with one-touch auto up/down
60/40 split second row seat
Rear-seat centre armrest with cup holder
Power outlets in front centre console and trunk
Dual front sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Remote tailgate release
Remote fuel-filler flap release
Central cabin courtesy lamp
Cargo bay lamp
Cargo bay under-floor storage box (only with tyre mobility kit)
Heating and ventilation system with 4-speed fan
Headline-mounted map-reading lamp with sunglasses holder
Cargo area roller-blind luggage cover

Interior
4-spoke soft polyurethane steering wheel
Tilt adjustable steering wheel
Cloth-covered seat upholstery
Silver-finish door handles
Height adjustable front seats
RDS Radio & CD player with MP3 and 4 (door-mounted) audio speakers
2 tweeter audio speakers in dash-top
AUX, USB and IPod compatibility
Large front centre console storage box with armrest
Two front cup-holders
Lockable (U.K. only), illuminated front glove box

Safety & Security
ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD
ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with roll-over sensors*
DBC (Downhill Brake Control)*
HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)*
Driver and front passenger airbags
Front row, side airbags*
Full-length curtain airbags (with roll-over sensor)*
Active front seat headrestraints*
3-point seatbelts for all occupants
Height-adjustable headrestraints for all occupants
Audible seatbelt warning (front seats)
Central locking
Engine immobilizer
Battery saver system
Tyre mobility kit
*Most European countries

Kia Sportage EX
Additional factory-fitted standard equipment over LX model
Electric heated and adjustable door mirrors
Body-colour door mirror mountings
Front fog lights
Painted door interior centre panel trim
Artificial leather door armrest
Luggage area cargo net
Dual front sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Lumbar support for driver’s seat
Keyless-entry with alarm system
Trip computer, odometer and digital clock
Chrome coated radiator grille


Optional Equipment

Different markets may select some of the ‘factory-fitted options’ for fitment as standard equipment on new Sportage models for their region.
Please check with your local Kia PR representative for the definitive equipment specifications in your country.

Available optional equipment:
17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60 R17 low rolling-resistance Silica tyres
18-inch alloy wheels with 235/55 R18 low rolling-resistance Silica tyres
Full size alloy spare wheel
Privacy glass (from B-pillar rearwards)
Rain-sensing automatic windscreen wipers
Dusk-sensing automatic light control
Cruise control
Chrome exterior door handles (EX only)
Roof rails
Electric-adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors (EX only)
Turn ‘repeater’ lights in door mirror housings
LED Daytime Running Lights
Xenon HID headlamps (EX only)
Front fog lights (LX only)
Cornering lights
Aluminium door scuff
Telescopic adjustment for steering wheel
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever (EX only)
Cooled, lockable, illuminated front glove box
Heated front and rear seats
Part leather/part cloth seat upholstery
Full leather seat upholstery
Bluetooth hands-free system with voice recognition
Remote steering-wheel mounted audio controls
7-inch Navigation system
Super Vision instrument cluster (EX only)
Adjustable instrument lighting
Rear parking assist system
Rear-view safety camera with Interior mirror display
Parking assist automatic manoeuvring system
Dual zone climate control automatic air-conditioning
Smart Key entry with engine start button (EX only)
Tyre-pressure monitoring system
Panoramic powered tilt/slide glass sunroof

Technical Specifications

Body & Chassis

Five-door, five-seater compact SUV, with all-steel unitary construction bodyshell. Choice of four transversely-mounted diesel and gasoline engines driving the front (2WD) or front and rear wheels (AWD) via a five-speed or six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission – depending on model.

Engines

DIESEL

2.0-litre / 136 ps Diesel [ Available from launch ]
Name / Type ‘R2.0’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with single VGT
Capacity 2.0-litres, 1995 cc
Max power 136 ps (100.0 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max torque 319 Nm (32.6 kg.m) @ 1800-2500 rpm
Fuel system CRDi, common-rail, high pressure, direct injection
Turbo system Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT)
Emissions class Euro 5

1.7-litre / 115 ps Diesel [ Available from late 2010 ]
Name / Type ‘U2’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with single VGT
Capacity 1.7-litres, 1685 cc
Max power 115 ps (84.5 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max torque 255 Nm (26.0 kg.m) @ 1800-2500 rpm
Fuel system CRDi, common-rail, high pressure, direct injection
Turbo system Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT)
Emissions class Euro 5

GASOLINE

2.0-litre / 163 ps Gasoline [ Available from launch ]
Name / Type ‘Theta II’ / DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with dual CVVT
Capacity 2.0-litres, 1998 cc
Max power 163 ps (120.0 kW) @ 6200 rpm
Max torque 195 Nm (19.8 kg.m) @ 4600 rpm
Fuel system Multi-point injection
Emissions class Euro 5

Transmissions 2.0D 2.7D 2.0G 1.6G
Manual 6-sp 6-sp 5-sp 6-sp
Automatic 6-sp –––– 6-sp ––––

Drivetrains 2.0D MT/AT 1.7D MT 2.0G MT/AT 1.6G MT
2WD S / –––– S S / S S
AWD S / S –––– S / S ––––

S = available as standard

2WD Delivers 100% of torque/power to the front wheels. Safety aided by electronic Traction Control, ABS anti-lock braking and (optional for some countries) ESC with Downhill Brake Control and Hill-start Assist Control.
AWD Permanent electronically controlled AWD system with single ratio (High). Delivers 100% of torque to front wheels during normal road driving and up to 60/40 (front/rear) split depending on conditions. Manually selected ‘Lock Mode’ splits torque 50/50 between front/rear axles for enhanced stability during slippery conditions (up to 40 km/h).

Suspension & Damping
Front Fully independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson Struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.
Rear Fully independent by subframe-mounted multi-links, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers.

Steering
Type MDPS, electric power-assisted rack and pinion
Overall ratio 15.9:1
Gearing 2.96 turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.58 metres
Brakes
Power Single 11 -inch booster (LHD)
Tandem 8- & 9-inch booster (RHD)
Front 300 x 28 mm ventilated discs
Rear 262 x 10 mm solid discs (2WD)
284 x 10 mm solid discs (AWD)
Parking brake Hand operated lever
ABS 4-channel anti-lock system with EBD
BAS Boosts braking power during emergency stops
DBC Downhill brake control maintains 8 km/h speed during descents

Wheels & Tyres

Standard Alloy 16 in x 6.5J 215/70 R16 tyres
Options Alloy 17 in x 6.5J 225/60 R17 tyres

Alloy 18 in x 6.5J 235/55 R18 tyres
Spare (Standard) Tyre mobility kit
Spare (Option) Full size alloy wheel and tyre

DIMENSIONS (mm)

Exterior


Overall length 4440 Overall width* 1855
Options Alloy 17 in x 6.5J 225/60 R17 tyres
Overall height 1635** Wheelbase 2640
Front track 1614 Rear track 1615
Front overhang 890 Rear overhang 910
Ground clearance 172

*excluding door mirrors / **excluding roof rack

Interior Front Rear
Headroom 992 977
Legroom 1051 963
Shoulder room 1440 1400
Hip room 1364 1246
Capacities (all models)
Fuel tank 58 litres
Luggage (VDA) 564 litres (behind rear seats
1353 litres (behind front seats, rear seats folded

Off-road Capabilities


Approach angle 22.7 degrees Departure angle 28.2 degrees
Ramp over angle 17.7 degrees Roll over angle 45.0 degrees
Max climb angle 44.2 degrees

Weights (kg) 2.0D MT/AT 1.7D MT 2.0G MT/AT 1.6G MT
All-wheel drive


Kerb weight (min.) 1600/1676 –––– 1525/1544 ––––
Gross weight 2140/2140 –––– 2030/2030 ––––




2-wheel drive



Kerb weight (min.) 1533/- x 1455/1472 x
Gross weight 2090/- x 1980/1980 x

Performance 2.0D MT/AT 1.7D MT 2.0G MT/AT 1.6G MT
All-wheel drive


Top speed / kph 181/181 –––– 182/180 ––––
0-to-100 kph / sec 11.3/12.1
10.7/11.2
Towing (max) kg* 2000/1600
1900/1600




2-wheel drive



Top speed / kph 182/- x 184/182 x
0-to-100 kph / sec 10.8/-
10.4/10.6
Towing (max) kg* 2000/-
1900/1600

*trailer with brakes

Fuel Economy (litres/100 km)*


2.0D MT/AT 1.7D MT 2.0G MT/AT 1.6G MT
All-wheel drive


Combined cycle 5.7/6.9 x 7.6/8.2 x
CO2 g/km 149/179 –––– 181/195 ––––




2-wheel drive



Combined cycle 5.5/- x 7.5/7.9 x

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