Kia Korea announced today that the All-New Sportage, South Korea carmaker’s fifth iteraction of its mid-size SUV, recorded 16,078 units on the first day of the pre-contract opening.
This is the second record for a domestic SUV after the Sorento and the highest number in the semi-midsize SUV segment. The highest record for a domestic SUV is 18,941 4th generation Sorento / internal combustion engine.
With this, Kia has once again confirmed the potential of Kia, a renowned SUV brand, while at the same time proving that the new Sportage has established itself as a model leading the semi-midsize SUV market.
From its launch in 1993 to last May, a total of 6,136,357 units were sold around the world, making it the first Kia model to exceed the global cumulative sales of 6 million units. (based on IR performance).
The secret of the popularity of the new Sportage lies in providing an innovative vehicle experience with a body that has grown to a mid-size class and a large number of cutting-edge specifications preferred by the younger generation.
A Kia official said, “Customers are responding to the innovative interior space that could not be seen in existing semi-midsize SUVs.” “We will lead the semi-midsize SUV market through the new Sportage, which has been completely transformed into a high-quality SUV.”
Based on the dynamic sensibility of nature, the new Sportage was completed with a design that stands out with a strong presence by applying bold and challenging design elements. It is the first domestic semi-midsize SUV to apply a panoramic curved display and is equipped with a touch-type switchable operation system. It has an interior space that exceeds that of a car class.
At the same time, it secured the best-in-class interior space through a significantly larger body based on the 3rd generation new platform, and the auto function applied to the terrain mode for the first time in a domestic brand is 4WD, engine, transmission, 4WD, engine, transmission, The integrated control of the braking system automatically realizes optimal driving performance and provides a stable driving experience.
People are super hyped because this Sportage exterior is 100% different from the ground up. No one can’t say the same thing between the 3rd and 4rth generation Sportage…..unless that person want to be in denial. I’m more excited of the 5th generation Sportage then when Kia revealed the 4th generation Sportage? Why? Just look at the 3rd generation Sportage and 4th generation Sportage side by side and anyone will see why.
Too bad when the pictures from the 1st generation to 5th generation is all in one picture, they can’t all be just side by side because it would look ridiculous with 3rd and 4th generation sides looking the same. So therefore all 5 generation Sportages need a frontal picture together. You know I’m right so stop pretending.