Pricing starts at R229 995 for the 1.6 EX and R259 995 for the 2.0 EX. The range-topping 2.0 SX comes in at R298 995. Add roughly R10 000 if you want an automatic transmission.
Being a Kia, there’s no dearth of standard gear. Even in “basic” EX guise, it boasts LED daytime running lights, cruise control, Bluetooth, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, six airbags, fog lights and electric windows for all. The 2.0 EX features leather seats and park distance control.
Opt for the top-tier SX derivative and you get niceties like dual zone climate control, alloy pedals, reverse camera, keyless entry and hill-start assist. Power from the 1.6-litre petrol engine is rated at 95kW and 157Nm, while the 2-litre mill produces 118kW and 194Nm of torque.
Included in the price is Kia’s five-year/150 000-kilometre warranty and five-year/90 000-kilometre service plan. There’s also roadside assistance for three years, with unlimited mileage.