Kia Introduces Sportage Alpha

Kia Introduces Sportage Alpha 1

Kia has introduced a new base variant to the Sportage lineup in Pakistan dubbed as the Sportage Alpha. It comes as the cheapest available variant of Sportage and is priced at PKR 43.99 lac.

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Off course being an entry level variant the list of available features are trimmed. The key differences include:

  • 17-inch wheels instead of 18-inch
  • 7-inch infotainment system instead of 8-inch
  • Projector halogen headlights & halogen tail lamps
  • Manual parking brake
  • No panoramic sunroof
  • No fog lights
  • No parking sensors

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However, the Sportage Alpha retains the 2.0 liter petrol engine that churns out 155 hp of power and 196 Nm of torque, that comes paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission sending power to front wheels. Plus, it still offer features such as dual-zone climate control, multi-function steering wheel, alloy wheels, USB and AUX ports, driver-passenger airbags & cruise control etc. (edit: previously mentioned vehicle specs updated as per info from Kia website). The vehicle is also backed by company’s 4-years/ 100,000 km warranty.

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The new Kia Sportage Alpha can be booked against PKR 15.0 lac with deliveries set to commence soon. Already known for creating troubles for the Toyota Fortuner, the Sportage with the introduction of Alpha variant now becomes cheaper than flagship Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo variants and will swarm a good chunk of both Civic & Corolla Altis Grande buyers.

What’s your take on the new Kia Sportage Alpha variant; let us know with your comments.

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Khurram
Khurram
3 months ago

I think that the only people wanting to prefer features over durability and reliability proven over long-term vehicle ownership period are going to be buying this vehicle. But that is what I think and it does not reflect other peoples thought.

Guest
Guest
3 months ago

In other news coverage, it has also been mentioned as Kia Sportage LX.
But official Kia Pakistan website notes it as ALPHA (all capital).
https://www.kia.com/pk/showroom/sportage/specification.html

So basically now there are 3 trim levels: APLHA, FWD and RWD.

Without a 6-speed manual option, all 3 options are useless though.

Khurram
Khurram
Reply to  Guest
3 months ago

FWD, What does this stand for please?

Khurram
Khurram
Reply to  UsmanAnsari
3 months ago

Thank you for updating my information.

Guest again
Guest again
Reply to  Guest
3 months ago

Oops … A mistake.

The 3 variants are ALPHA, FWD and AWD.

The 3rd one is AWD, not RWD.