Kia Sportage Launched in Pakistan With Premium Features, Starts at Rs. 4.5 Million

The bookings for Kia’s new SUV, Sportage, are now open. The company started bookings from Sunday morning at its dozen authorized dealerships across eight cities.

The FWD model comes with a price tag of Rs. 4.59 million and Rs. 4.99 million for the AWD model.

The initial booking amount for the models are Rs. 1.5 million and Rs. 1.7 million respectively while delivery will start in the first week of August.

According to media reports, the company has sent a notification to the Pakistan Stock Exchange about the development. The company stated that they have successfully setup its equipment and pilot production at its production plant in the Bin Qasim Industrial Park and started CKD operations there.

Around Rs. 19.5 billion were incurred as project costs while the plant has a maximum capacity of 50,000 cars yearly.

In August, the bookings for the company’s Kia Picanto will start and the delivery will start from October of this year.


The Kia Sportage at Rs. 4.5 million is cheaper than any other SUVs which offers similar features. In comparison, Toyota Fortuner 2.7 VVTi has a price tag at Rs. 7.9 million while the Toyota Prado costs Rs. 22.1 million. Although it is expensive as compared to the Honda BR-V S CVT variant which starts at Rs. 2.5 million for the manual transmission variant, both vehicles stand in a different class

Interestingly, it costs similar to Honda’s Civic Turbo RS, Honda’s flagship car, which has a price tag of Rs. 4.2 million as the company recently hiked its prices.

However, Kia has stated that prices for the Sportage will go up after the pre-bookings finish as this is just the introductory price.

Here are the specs for Kia Sportage:

  • Its way to expansive and more than its equivalent Suzuki Vitara. One thing is for sure that engine life of all Korean vehicles is less than Japanese ones (you can do your research on this as well) begs the question of the price tag on it. Plus Vitara is made in Hungary and the other option Vezel in Japan.. would you prefer an over priced Korean car?

    • Not overpriced, vitara is stripped down variant not the one you get globally,
      Recent price hikes puts sportage in a very comfortable place as article says civic turbo also cost around the same, you should also consider the economic conditions of the country and for a new comer its a bomb
      And i dont know where are you getting your facts from but around the world koreans are known for their durability, they have so much confidence that they offer longer warranties everywhere, japanese are facing a lot of heat from koreans thats why they started cost cutting measures, around the world koreans are winning over japanese you might need to quote a reference here to prove otherwise

  • Cannot compare the Sportage with the Fortuner or Prado.
    The Hyundai Tucson or Suzuki Vitara are better comparisons in terms of price, features and engines.

  • I couldnt find the horse power of kia sportage in the article
    How can one compare without horse power?

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