Steele’s Auto Supplies is making available to the local market the 2016 Kia Sportage.
The new vehicle, which is the fourth generation of its type, was unveiled to members of the business community, bankers and the media at the company’s main outlet at River Road, St. George’s last week Friday.
According to Sales Manager Nigel Hypolite, there is demand on the local market for the Kia Motors.
Hypolite told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the Kia Sportage is a more competitive SUV market with everyone looking for more features in a vehicle.
He said over the years the Koreans have introduced a model with all of the features incorporated into the vehicle.
The Sales Manager who traced the history of the Kia Sportage indicated that it has gone through more than 23 years of evolution.
Hypolite described the new brand of vehicle as being smoother, smarter, safer and sportier than the previous generations.
The Kia Sportage first came into operation in 1993 as a compact crossover SUV, and in 1998 the model was improved with safety features.
The second generation was launched in 2004 in response to an increase in the demand for safety, and environmental performance.
The third generation of the Kia Sportage was released in 2010.
“Now more than 23 years after the original model, the Kia Sportage heritage… responds to the demands on the SUV market for technology, economy and environmental performance,” Hypolite said.
Sales Representatives Sherene Williams and Lorna Blackman who outlined the features of the vehicle indicated that the 2016 Kia Sportage includes a number of new and advanced technologies.
According to the duo, the vehicle offers more space and comfort for both passengers and cargo.
It is also fitted with six airbags to offer greater protection for the driver and passengers in the event of a collision.
The 2016 Kia Sportage is being sold at an introductory price of between $107,000 to $124,000.