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New Kia Sportage 'JBL Black Edition' unveiled

30th December 2020 | Steve Lumley

If the normal Sportage model has something missing for you - then have a look at the contract hire Kia Sportage JBL Black Edition.


It is one of the most popular contract hire SUVs in the UK and now there's a new Kia Sportage JBL Black Edition to enjoy.

This is a highly specified offering with newly designed skid plates, grille, roof rails and an attractive gloss black exterior.

For those interested in leasing a model, it is available with a choice of petrol as well as a mild-hybrid diesel powertrain.

However, one of the car's big attractions, hence the name, will be the JBL premium sound system with eight speakers including an external amplifier, subwoofer and a front centre speaker.

There's also a JBL 'Flip 5' speaker available for free with the car.

Kia Sportage is a great car leasing choice

The Kia Sportage is a great car leasing choice and the new JBL Black Edition will cost from £28,545.

The new gloss black accents that have been placed around the Sportage deliver an assertive and striking new look.

There's also new front fog lamps and metallic black flashes running down the side sills.

Also, Kia is using the opportunity to spell out the Sportage name in gloss black lettering across the centre of the tailgate, rather than the usual silver nameplate.

Even the 17-inch alloy wheels will be finished in black and the centre caps feature a darkened Kia logo.

New contract hire Sportage

The new contract hire Sportage is based on the 3 trim and so comes with lots of equipment as standard.

Among the features is a panoramic sunroof, rear and front parking distance sensors, a 360° around-view monitor and LED bi-function headlights.

Drivers also get a smart entry system with a heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats.

The infotainment system uses the firm's latest 8.0-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity.

The new system also features various information displays including the location of the nearest petrol station, along with fuel prices.

In addition, there are also live traffic updates and the location in real-time of parking space availability nearby.

Limited edition Sportage

Engines for the limited edition Sportage include a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 174 bhp with either a seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox, or a six-speed manual box.

The mild-hybrid diesel powertrain is also an option, and this uses a 1.6-litre engine along with a small electric motor to develop 134 bhp.

The fuel economy ranges from 36 mpg for the petrol engines, to 51 mpg for the diesel unit.

As limited editions go, there's a lot to like about the new Kia Sportage JBL Black Edition, though the standard Kia Sportage range is also a sound choice for those wanting a reasonable car leasing opportunity.

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