Kia has unveiled the brand-new Pegas, the revamped iteration of the popular pocket-sized that aims to appease families and first-time buyers. Kia says the new Pegas is designed to seamlessly fulfil consumers’ everyday needs while simultaneously creating room for their aspirations.
Upmarket design meets ultimate practicality
Measuring 4,300 mm long, the Pegas is one of the largest vehicles in the A/B-class, yet remains compact enough to easily thread through urban traffic. Its long (2,570 mm) 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.
The new Pegas is offered in five exterior colours: Clear White, Titanium Silver, Blue Stream, Marcato Red and Aurora Black Pearl. The 2021 Pegas is bold in design with a wide, horizontal ‘face’ giving the vehicle a sporty, solid appearance. The new-look also incorporates the brand’s famous ‘tiger nose’ grille, a DNA signature common to all Kia vehicles around the world. Smart chrome highlights and 14-inch alloy wheels round off the exterior to give the sedan a decidedly 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.
Efficient, proven engine technology
The new Pegas is powered by the latest incarnation of 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.
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In terms of safety features, the Pegas is offered with a comprehensive suite of safety features, including: ABS with EBD, Disc brakes all-round, Dual front airbags, and ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points.
Derivatives in South Africa
Two trim levels of the Kia Pegas will be available in South Africa including the entry-level LX derivative and the EX model.
Standard 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, and Automatic headlamp activation.
Building on the comprehensive standard 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, and side repeater lamps
With great connectivity features and comprehensive safety specification, the compact sedan ticks all the boxes while offering maximum value.
Recommended Retail Price
- Pegas 1.4 LX Manual is now available at a RRP of R225,995.
- Pegas 1.4 EX Manual is now available at a RRP of R236,995.
- Pegas 1.4 EX Auto is now available at a RRP of 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.
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