Kia Sportage: First generation JA (1993Ц2004)

First generation JA (1993Ц2004)

First generation JA (1993Ц2004)

The first-generation Kia Sportage was developed with a Mazda Bongo engineering base platform. It shares many mechanical components such as the engine, transmissions (early versions), and differentials with the Mazda line of vehicles. This was during Kia's alliance with Ford and Mazda, which involved Ford/Mazda providing technology and Kia providing inexpensive manufacturing facilities for Ford.

Second generation JE/KM (2004Ц2010)
After a two-year hiatus, the model-year 2005 Sportage returned, sharing its Elantra-based platform with the 2005 Hyundai Tucson. Critics and fans of the original, pre-Hyundai Sportage complain that it ...

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Roof rack
If the vehicle has a roof rack, you can load cargo on top of your vehicle. ✽ NOTICE If the vehicle is equipped with a sunroof, be sure not to position cargo onto the roof rack in such a w ...

Sunroof open warning chime
If the driver removes the ignition key (smart key: turns off the engine) and opens the driver-side door when the sunroof is not fully closed, the warning chime will sound for approximately 7 secon ...

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