Kia's new Sportage is coming to Ireland in October. The new car, which we are test driving this week in Budapest, will be available with two diesel power units: a 115hp 1.7-litre and a 136hp 2.0-litre.
The 1.7-litre will be available with two-wheel drive only, while the 2.0-litre comes with both two- and four-wheel drive. The 1.7-litre falls into Band B with road tax of €156, while the 2.0-litre in both guises falls into Band C.
Kia Ireland will launch with the 2.0-litre diesel in October with the 1.7-litre diesel following in time for the January 2011 market. Local specs and pricing will be announced closer to launch date.