My affinity for the Kia brand of vehicles grows deeper with each new release. The incredible SUV – Kia Sportage EX Plus – certainly impressed on a recent test drive with Kia Centurion Sales Executive, Alan Meiring.

Met with an eye-catching exterior that is instantly noticeable through Kia’s distinct Tiger-nose grille and wrap-around headlamps – it is fiercely evident that this isn’t just any SUV, rather one of premium standards. Attractive headlights and unique LED Daytime Running Lights accentuate its sportiness and capability. The rear lights and 19-inch alloy wheels contribute to this Sportage’s unique look. The roof rails and door scuff-plates add a taste of adventure to this slender machine.

The interior is classy and refreshing. With leather seats standard in EX, SX and GT models – you can simply sit back in comfort, relax and drive. The driver and passenger seats are electrically adjustable, with the rear seats having manual adjustable capabilities. The centre console is quite ergonomic with a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with integrated navigation, Bluetooth, AUX, USB and AM/FM radio functionalities. Lower, the Dual Auto air con proves especially refreshing.

Entering and starting the SUV is keyless and convenient. As always, Kia welcomes you into the car with a jingle. The driver display has a neat layout and is convenient for all your car info needs. Size matters when it comes to an SUV, which is why the Kia Sportage has ample space and clever styling, allowing you to fit almost anything inside without difficulty. The rear seats have a 60:40 split which encourages a boot space of up to 1480-litres!

Though sporty, the vehicle has safety features to back it up. A 5-star EuroNCAP safety rating solidifies the Sportage as an all-rounder! With six airbags, Downhill Brake Control, ABS, Electronic Stability Control and Hillstart Assist Control, you know this SUV has your back in any situation. Adding to its safety are stylish power folding mirrors which double as indicators.

Additionally, Kia offers a 5-year/Unlimited kilometre warranty, 5-year/90 000km service plan and 5-year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance. Over and above, Kia Centurion offers dealer assist of up to R70 000! (Depending on derivative and availability)

So make your way to Kia Centurion today and get the best deal on your Kia Sportage. The dealership is headed by Dealer Principal, Craig Rohland and Sales Manager, Adele De Beer. They also have a variety of new car specialists, among them, Sales Executive, Alan Meiring, who together with his colleagues, possesses a real passion for the Kia brand.

By Inge stols

Editor: Kersh Moodley