ESC, DBC, HAC, LCD…. The Sportage has the lot but what do they all mean? I think I’m going to let you Google them to find out, although it would be a lot more fun if Kia displayed each on the boot after the name badge.
The most useful, although certainly not the most frequently needed, is HAC or Hill-start Assist Control, with the additional bonus of a Roll-Over Sensor. Presumably it lets you know when the Kia is upside-down. Can’t you just look out the window?
DBC? That’s the electronic system that works with HAC to maintain a speed of 5pm when descending a steep slope.
So there you have it, everything you need to impress your petrolhead buddies at the Christmas party. TTFN.