Kia Sportage Axis Limited Edition: is it That Limited?
Kia Sportage Axis Edition is here and it is limited to only 1,200 units. The latest Kia car is restyled and equipped with additional gadgets and yells: 'come and buy me, I have a lot to offer!' So, we will tell you if you have to do it or not. So, let's see what it has to offer.
Kia Sportage Axis: not so limited
The vehicle comes with two engine variations and improved overall drivetrain system.
Kia Sportage Axis will be offered with the 1.6-liter GFi direct-injection petrol unit, that produces a total of 133 hp (97kW) and 165 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10 seconds and has a top speed of 200 km/h (111 mph). The other variation is the 1.7-liter common-rail turbodiesel, that offers a bit lower power output, measured at 114 hp (83 kW) and 260 Nm, which is not that bad. It offers a top speed of 196 km/h (197 mph) and acceleration of 11.9 seconds from 0 to 100km/h (62 mph)
Both engines offer front-wheel-drive and will be paired to a six-speed manual gearbox. The Kia Sportage Axis also delivers a special Stop&Go (ISG) system, that saves fuel and has reduced CO2 emissions. Or at least engineers are telling so. But you got the point: two options and not that bad output.
Kia Sportage Axis comes with two trims: '2' and '3', but also includes numerous more goodies and redesigned components. To be honest, the vehicle looks good. Really good. With the elegant and tight lines, the Kia Sportage demonstrates confidence and style.
The front of the Kia meets you with black gloss radiator grille with not so funny smile and LED headlights, that continue the stylish, yet muscular affair. Furthermore, the roof-mounted 'shark's fin' antenna delivers some premium looks.
The Lightning pack also includes automatic headlights and electric folding mirrors, along with LED indicators.
Fresh and cozy. The Kia Sportage Axis offers black leather components and grey Dinamica microfiber inserts. Furthermore, the premium feel of the cabin is boosted with black headlining, B and C pillar coverings and black sun visors. And of course, there are optional extras like auto-dimming rear-view mirror and privacy glass. Definitely the Kia has a lot to offer, as it comes to interior and comfort, so if you are planning to buy a vehicle, definitely check the Sportage Axis.
And now the gadgets. The Kia Sportage Axis includes seven-speaker Infinity high-end audio system, incorporating subwoofer and external amp. And of course, all the gadgets, that have connection to it: AM/FM radio, CD player, USB and iPod connectivity. Tasty, isn't it?
The Axis Edition also brings that nicely done seven-inch touch screen satellite navigation system, already geared with UK postcode recognition and mapping for 44 European countries. So, don't worry. You won't get lost. Even if you wish you had.
So, at the end what else can we say? Good vehicle, nicely done exterior and interior and wonderful choice of powertrain options. And when you hear 'come and buy me, I have a lot to offer!', you can give it a shot.