Kia marks their 30th birthday of Sportage by releasing an exclusive edition of the SUV that was launched alongside the 2024 model year update in South Korea.
2024 Kia Sportage 30th Anniversary Edition Redesign
Kia Sportage 30th Anniversary Edition is based upon the top-of-the-line Signature Gravity trim, adding some subtle visual elements. In particular, a glossy black finish has been applied to the grille, the front, and rear bumpers, the lower doors, and 19-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels, which match the mirror caps and roof rack caps.
Inside, you have the option to choose between green and black hues of quilted leather as well as suede upholstery. The standard equipment is very generous and the only additional options are the KRELL premium audio system, the monitoring package, and the Panoramic Sunroof.
Every one of the 2024 Kia Sportage trims comes standard with airbags for the second row. Additionally, the SUV comes with regular sound-insulating glass in the front windows, and the Signature trim adds to the rear windows too. The lineup of powertrains for the Sportage in the Korean market includes a 2.0-liter diesel engine, 2.0-liter LPG, turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol, and the more powerful 1.6 Turbo Hybrid.
2024 Kia Sportage 30th Anniversary Edition Price & Rumors
The pricing for the 2024 Sportage starts at W25,370,000 ($19,925) The 30th Anniversary Edition cost from W34,810,000 ($27,399) as well as W41,970,000 ($33,031) according to the engine. It is yet to be determined whether Kia will bring it to different markets soon.
To celebrate The 30th Anniversary Edition the automaker has released a short film that features the 1993 hit song Hyoga by Korean artist Seo Taiji. In addition, the 1993 Sportage is displayed alongside the 2024 model at Kia 360. Kia 360 complex alongside old TV screens showing old commercials as well as LED displays which show other versions of the SUV.
The first generation of Kia Sportage – dubbed “the world’s first urban SUV” was first introduced in 1993. The first model that was produced in Korea was built on the ladder frame underpinnings of the Mazda Bongo LCV, resulting in respectable off-road credentials. The subsequent models that were introduced in the years 2004 and 2010 2015, and 2021 were more road-oriented and had a higher level of performance due to Hyundai’s genetics and unibody design.