Kia Pegas targets Uber Mzansi

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The new Kia Pegas offers value-seeking families and first-time buyers the perfect combination of technology and space to inspire and enable mobility, progress and freedom. Well and its also targeting e-hailing transport services…..Uber anyone.

The Pegas is claimed to be one of the largest vehicles in its class, yet remains compact enough to easily thread through urban traffic. Its long wheelbase means the Pegas offers ample cabin space for all passengers, front and rear, while its large boot makes it one of the most versatile cars in its class. Manufactured in China, the new Pegas is offered in five exterior colours: Clear White, Titanium Silver, Blue Stream, Marcato Red and Aurora Black Pearl.

Typically Kia design with a wide, horizontal ‘face’ incorporating the brand’s famous ‘tiger nose’ grille. Smart chrome highlights and 14-inch alloy wheels on the higher specification imbue the sedan with a upmarket appearance despite its value-focused positioning.

Inside, comfortable seats, room to stretch and clever design details make the Pegas’ interior an inviting place to be. Taking centre stage on the contemporary dashboard is a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system incorporating a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines, a standard fitment throughout the range (alongside rear park-distance control sensors). The system also boasts Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It can be controlled handsfree and safely via switches on the steering wheel. Depending on the model grade, the Pegas’ interior is trimmed in either smart cloth or highquality artificial leather, and all variants offer cupholders and a central armrest for the driver. Further adding to comfort levels, electrically adjustable side mirrors and windows are included on the entire range. The 475-litre boot is the largest in the compact sedan class.

The new Pegas is powered by Kia’s 1.4-litre multi-point injection petrol engine, producing 69 kW at 6,000 r/min and maximum torque of 132 Nm at 4,000 r/min. The engine drives the front wheels and is available with a choice of a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic.

Two trim levels will be available. Feature highlights on the entry-level LX derivative, to name but a few, include:

  • 7.0-inch infotainment with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Remote central locking
  • Rear-view camera with rear park distance control
  • Air-conditioning
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Electric mirrors
  • 6 speakers
  • Steering wheel remote controls
  • 14-inch steel wheels
  • Automatic headlamp activation

Building on the comprehensive features tally, EX models add:

  • Leather steering wheel
  • Faux-leather seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Driver’s seat height adjuster
  • Cruise control
  • Chrome-coated door handles
  • 14-inch alloy wheels
  • Side repeater lamps

As always, the safety of our customers is a key priority, which is why the Pegas is offered with a comprehensive suite of safety features, including:

  • ABS with EBD
  • Disc brakes all-round
  • Dual front airbags
  • ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points

The new Kia Pegas delivers a blend of value, roominess, safety and technology to entice both those customers who are in a position to buy their first new car, as well as families looking for maximum value without compromising on quality or comfort.

Model                           Recommended Retail Price incl. VAT
Pegas 1.4 LX Manual R225,995
Pegas 1.4 EX Manual R236,995
Pegas 1.4 EX Auto R251,995

All Pegas models ship as standard with Kia’s industry-leading Unlimited Kilometre, 5-year warranty (inclusive of Roadside Assistance), as well as a prepaid 4-year / 60,000 km service plan. The new Pegas range is on sale across Kia South Africa’s national dealer network immediately.