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2017 model-year Kia Sportage revealed

Date: 15 December 2016   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Kia has revealed its 2017 model-year Sportage crossover, following the launch of an all-new model in February.

Changes to the Sportage include an updated media system, which now features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and two new trim level options.

GT-Line S, which sits above the GT-Line model, adds a heated steering wheel, headlamp washers, LED lighting and parking assist.

Also new is the KK-5 trim, which tops the range, and features two-tone leather upholstery, electric parking brake and wireless phone charging over the KX-4 specification.

According to Kia, the company has sold 35,000 Sportages to fleet and retail customers since its launch earlier this year.

The South Korean manufacturer shifted 38,005 units into fleets in 2015, according to SMMT figures, an increase of 9.9% compared to the previous year.

Speaking to BusinessCar in February, Paul Philpott, CEO of Kia in the UK estimated the firm's fleet sales would outstrip retail sales for the first time this year thanks to new low-emission models such as the Niro and Optima hybrids, as well as the new Sportage.