- New Pegas compact sedan combines high value with class-leading connectivity features
- Best-in-class boot size and spacious interior mean it’s perfectly suited to growing families
- Touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard throughout the range
Upmarket design coupled with class-leading 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. Manufactured to Kia’s exacting quality standards 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 bold in design, a wide, horizontal ‘face’ gives the Pegas a sporty, solid appearance, and 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 on the higher specification imbue the sedan with 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.
The space to choose
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
- Front and rear electric windows
- Electric mirrors
- 6 speakers
- Steering wheel remote controls
- 14-inch steel wheels
- Automatic headlamp activation
- 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 winning 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.
“With great connectivity features and comprehensive safety specification, the Pegas ticks all the boxes while offering maximum value,” says Gary Scott, CEO of Kia South Africa. “There’s lots of life in the compact sedan market and the Pegas is poised to draw young families and first-time buyers to the Kia brand.”
|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.