The GT-Line, GT-Line S and 4 all run on 19 inch wheels, which firms up the ride. I've stepped up from a KX-2 to a GT-Line and in all honesty we have not noticed a big difference except, the steering on the GT-Line feels better.Same for me. I looked for a nearly new/ex-demo GT S but found I could get a new 4 for £2k less. I can do without the powered rear door and the adaptive cruise-whatever. It appears that the 4 is being dropped anyway. Somwhere I read that the GT S has a different (harder) suspension set up, cannot corroborate that though.
You can turn the front automatic collision system off in the settings though I believe?I'm glad I asked on here, as I found out the GT-Line S runs that automatic anti-collision radar, which will slam the brakes on for you etc.
If I can, I want to avoid any car fitted with that, so 'downgrading' to the GT-Line avoids that and is fine with me.
I don't think there's any suspension differences between the models, just wheel size.
And this is why cars now have massive wheels with liquorice-strip tyres that cost a fortune, a bone-hard ride, and wheels that crack when you hit a pothole.Wheels make or break the looks of a car, they're absolutely crucial IMO.
IMO you get away with 18s on the Sportage, 19s are even better.
Any smaller than 18s....yuck
Don't be ridiculous - you no more have to tell your insurance company than if you turn the auto-wipers off. If it's in the ordinary dashboard menus to be toggled on and off, it's entirely acceptable to do so.You had better tell your insurance company if you do turn it off! In my opinion a very foolish decision.
I don’t yet have the car (getting it shortly I hope). However, seeing some videos whilst reviewing the car I see that in the menus you should be able to toggle the active part on or off I believe. Apparently you can also turn smart cruise control off if you want to and it reverts to standard cruise control if you don’t want it following car in front. But again I cannot try this myself as not yet in possession of the car but maybe someone else on here can confirm it this is the case or not in the U.K.?Don't be ridiculous - you no more have to tell your insurance company than if you turn the auto-wipers off. If it's in the ordinary dashboard menus to be toggled on and off, it's entirely acceptable to do so.
I would accept if the insurance company specifies a device in the documentation and is willing to give a discount, then you are obliged to use said device. I get a discount for my dash cam, so I am obliged to keep it on.Auto wipers is a bit different to auto collision devices - in the case of a heavy rear-end collision it would be obvious to an insurance company that the driver had switched this device off and would they settle the claim - I doubt it.
I was told, when I changed vehicles from an Audi A4 to the Kia that my insurance had dropped because the car was fitted with this device - Perhaps not so ridiculous after all!
You've reminded me, when we changed car in March our local dealership, a family run firm, couldn't supply us with certain models with the engine/car colour we wanted. There were no 1's or 3's and hardly any GT-Line's. I wasn't interested in the 4 or GT-Line S. I thought he was trying to put one over us, but maybe they were running existing stocks low to allow this re-alignment.Getting back on topic, just taken a look at the new Sportage specs and the new '3' spec is virtually the old '4'
Everything in the spec that is on my wish list, especially the sun roof.
Anyone know when these 'new' models are hitting the streets?