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Kia Sportage R

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Kia Sportage R (SL). 2010–15 (prod. n/a). 5-door SUV. F/F, F/A, 1591, 1998, 2359 cm³ petrol, 1685, 1995 cm³ diesel (I4 DOHC). Third-generation Sportage, with R tag in Korea, omitted for export. Shared platform with Hyundai Tucson IX. Boxy, purposeful styling, with “tiger nose”. LED headlamps 2012. Mid-term changes 2013. Well equipped, despite some visible harder plastics. Generally good pace, though 1·7 diesel slightly rough. Soft ride but quite composed on twisty roads; speed-sensitive steering light for urban use but more responsive at higher speeds.

Manufacturing locations: Gwangju, Korea; Žilina, Slovakia

Marque: Kia | Model: Kia Sportage | Predecessor: Kia Sportage (KM) | Successor: Kia Sportage (QL)

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