Kia announced its February 2018 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 195,962 units sold, decreasing 9.1% from 2017.

In February, sales in Korea totaled 37,005 units, representing a decrease of 5.5% compared with the same month last year. The company’s overseas sales also dropped by 9.9% compared to the previous year, posting 158,957 units.

The declines in both Korea and overseas markets were largely due to the timing difference of the Lunar New Year (which fell in February 2018 vs. January 2017)

Kia’s best-selling model in the overseas markets during February 2018 was the Sportage compact SUV with 32,845 units sold. The Rio was the second best seller with 30,183 units sold, followed by the K3 compact sedan (known as ‘Forte’ in some markets) with 21,961 units sold.

The company plans to gain new momentum by revealing All-New Ceed, Ceed Sportswagon, and upgraded Optima at 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.

Overview Kia Sportage in Malaysia

In its fourth-generation, the Kia Sportage SUV takes on a contemporary design, as well as stiffer structure and more spacious interior. In addition, the Sportage boasts a roomier, more luxurious cabin featuring a discerning level of craftsmanship, with high-quality soft-touch materials and a range of technologies improving overall comfort, convenience, and connectivity.

Exterior-wise, the Sportage has a finely-detailed bonnet and a lower and wider grille. From the rear, there’s slim combination lights, turn signals and reversing lights, a re-profiled undercover and a newly-designed bumper. Wheel options for the Sportage consists of the 17-inchers for the Sportage KX and 19-inch for the Sportage ‘GT Line’. There are three variants in the country: Kia Sportage 2,0 EX , Sportage KX and GT Line Sportage.

Advanced driver assistance systems, significant suspension and steering improvements, and available intelligent AWD vastly improve the Kia Sportage’s driving dynamics.

Inside, the Kia Sportage has uprated interior dimensions and a cabin with wide, driver-oriented dashboard, as well as simple refinements.

Engine option valid for the Sportage is the 2.0 Nu MPI engine with Dual CVVT, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. The output for Kia’s latest C-SUV is 155 Ps and 192 Nm of torque.

Color options for the Sportage comprise: Mercury Blue, Fiery Red, Snow White Pearl and Mineral Silver.