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Kia receives 1,500 orders for its new Sportage in just three days

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KIA’S ALL-NEW SPORTAGE went on sale just a few days ago and has already amassed more than 1,500 sold-orders from dealers across the UK.

The stylish and technologically advanced car made its UK showroom debut on Friday, February 5 and in the following days dealers from across the country were reporting heavy showroom traffic as the brand’s fans wanted to get a look at the new compact crossover.

With the previous-generation Sportage seeing its best year in 2015, Paul Philpott, president and chief executive of Kia Motors UK, is confident that the new model will exceed its predecessor in sales.


‘The new Sportage is a significant step forward for Kia, both in terms of interior quality and dynamic refinement and sophistication – and clearly both existing and new customers recognise that fact.

‘Our dealers currently have only one worry: “Can we satisfy the demand?” Well, both Kia in the UK and our factory in Slovakia are working flat-out to ensure we can.’

Nas Khan, managing director at multi-award-winning Jennings Motor Group, added: ‘We are delighted to report that the launch of the all-new Kia Sportage model has been a phenomenal success at both of the group’s dealerships in Stockton, Teesside and Washington, Tyne & Wear.

‘The new compact SUV model, which features an attractive new interior and exterior design, a host of advanced new technology features and greater quality, has generated a combined total of 20 orders across both branches since its official launch on Friday.’

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