Kia Sportage wins TUV environmental approval
Sportage won the TUV's environmental approval following an assessment of all environmental aspects, from production to day-to-day running through to recycling.
The new Sportage is produced in Kia's European factory in Zilina, Slovakia. The factory was certified according to the ISO 14001 life cycle assessment standards in 2007 and was granted a certificate as an environmentally friendly production facility.
The Kia cee'd is also built at the same plant and was the first car made by a Korean manufacturer to be certified according to the ISO 14040 life cycle assessment standards.
Sun-Young Kim, president of Kia Motors Europe, said: 'The eco-balance certificate for the new Kia Sportage is further proof of Kia Motor's successful environmental strategy. Our Research & Development centres have comprehensive expertise in the field of environmentally friendly technologies, and our modern car manufacturing plants work to the highest eco standards. We will continue to use these strengths to ensure that our cars become more and more eco-friendly from generation to generation.'