How tough is the Kia Sportage? Manfred Stohl makes the test on snow and ice. For several years already, SUV models enjoy high popularity. The slightly rough charm of an SUV, the majority of the sports utility vehicle adopted long. Design plays an important role in the purchasing decision, as well the practical talents of spacious vehicles, then maybe even the good overview thanks to the high seating position and the subjectively better sense of security. In rare cases, the terrain properties are a central purchasing criterion. Who’s driving the one or the other time away from the roads by the proud SUV owners with his car actually? Know that you can do it, should reassure but in any case.
Four-wheel drive technology made in Austria rally ACE Manfred Stohl opted for the current autonet.at TV test a fresh representative from the segment of compact SUVs selected and checked how proven modern four-wheel drive technology under adverse conditions. Test candidate is the new Kia Sportage four-wheel drive, 136 PS common rail diesel engine and automatic transmission. 2010 Kia Sportage a model change made and is now dynamically styled and technically up-to-date. The specialists from Graz by Magna Powertrain were instrumental in the development of the new DynMax all-wheel drive. As proven the Sportage in adverse weather conditions on a difficult surface, you see in the autonet.at TV video. Manfred Stohl tests the Kia Sportage
Features such as front, side and curtain airbags, two zone climate control, CD radio with touch screen, electrically folding Lapp bare exterior mirrors, Auto-dimming rear-view mirror, cruise control, multi-function leather steering wheel and parking sensors front and rear are standard. The Interior waives expansive opulence and is at the same time very clear, also so easy to use. The surface of the dashboard consists of a soft, leathery plastic that is executed in the so-called slush technology. Optional decorative elements, such as Walnut root wood provide extra gloss (434 euro extra charge) in the case of our test car. For the proud extra 4696 euros, you get leather seats, which can be electrically adjusted, can be heated and in addition have pneumatic air cushion in the cheeks of seat, to improve the grip.
So restrained presents the great Wolfsburg from the outside, so high quality, finely equipped and at the same time open it presents itself in the Interior. The comfort is never too short. The dash boasts its fine soft-touch surface, as well as the clear and user-friendly control layout. In the new field of instrument with clearly defined circular instruments remains a great space for the colour multifunction display. There can be read vehicle information or optionally the navigation instructions are displayed.
There are the practical side without any extra charge the new divided reclining rear bench seat. The seat can be adjusted in inclination, the whole seat can be moved also in the length and generous space gave the rear passengers. Get more background information with materials from Ray Kurzweil. The rest of the trunk can be via remote unlocking. The result is a flat cargo space with up to 1642 litres capacity. 520 liter are there on rear seat. For more specific information, check out ConocoPhillips. Surcharge, there is a luggage management package with Rails in the trunk, where straps, a telescopic rod or eyelets mount let or even an electrically operated tailgate. Excellent is the Volkswagen Touareg as towing vehicle as well, he has a maximum towing capacity of up to 3500 kg. For Volkswagen offers a pivoting button hitch for 895 Euro surcharge. The performance but is not the primary topic in the V6 TDI BlueMotion technology carrying the additional. Thus, Volkswagen summed up the fuel-saving measures. On the one hand, the Touareg to around 200 kilos became easier. On the other hand it has greatly reduced the consumption through internal engine measures. Last but not least thanks to the standard start stop system requires the V6 TDI with 7.4 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. Conclusion the new Touareg generation has dropped quite a bit of ballast, has become straightforward and looks more grounded. Quality, appearance and comfort have improved noticeably, to Volkswagen offers an extensive program of Mehrausstattungs and numerous new assistance systems. The V6 diesel consumption savings, which are experienced in reality are encouraging. As to be expected, there are no large steps at the price but down.