Kia Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Sportage with a Special Edition

Sportage, which debuted in 1993, is one of Kia’s most established and popular models. The Sportage, now in its 5th generation, happens to be Kia’s best-selling model worldwide.

2023 marks the 30th anniversary of Kia Sportage, to commemorate this, the South Korean automaker has introduced a new special edition version in South Korea, along with the 2024 model upgrades featuring some enhancements over the regular model.

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The Kia Sportage 30th Anniversary Edition is built on the flagship Signature Gravity trim but with a few cosmetic changes. The grille, front and rear bumpers, lower doors, and 19-inch alloy wheels have all been given a glossy black finish to match the roof rack and mirror caps.

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Inside, the quilted leather and suede upholstery are available in green or black. The standard equipment is fairly generous, with the only optional additions being the KRELL premium sound system, the Monitoring package, and the Panoramic Sunroof.

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New second-row side airbags are standard on all 2024 Kia Sportage grades. Furthermore, sound-insulating glass is now standard on the SUV’s front windows, with the Signature trim adding it to the rear windows as well. In the South Korean market, the powertrain lineup of Kia Sportage comprises the 2.0-liter diesel, 2.0-liter LPG, turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol, and the more powerful 1.6L Turbo Hybrid.

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The 2024 Sportage starts from ₩25,370,000 ($19,925), while the 30th Anniversary Edition costs between ₩34,810,000 ($27,399) and ₩41,970,000 ($33,031) depending on the powertrain. It remains uncertain whether Kia will bring the Sportage 30th Anniversary Edition to other markets.

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In Pakistan, Kia is still dragging the globally retired 4th generation Sportage, the price of which goes as high as PKR 93.0 lac for the Black Edition. How long Kia will continue selling the obsolete Sportage in the country remains unknown, despite the fact that it is the most successful model in terms of sales in its local portfolio. Expecting a new generation of Sportage in Pakistan, however, would be too optimistic considering the current economic climate.

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