Kia Sportage is a vehicle that has recently started to show its age. This affordable crossover SUV has earned a good reputation all across the world, and thus making a re-appearance in the form of 2016 Kia Sportage. This release will bring tons of new changes that will boost the exterior, interior as well as performance rating of the car. The best part is that this car is not refreshment, but an exclusive release that is bound to grab attention of people wherever it goes. KIA hopes to gain an advantage over their competitors by implementing a complete redesign.
2016 Kia Sportage – Exterior and Interior Design
Inside of the 2016 Kia Sportage, there is an interesting story to tell as there is an amazing lineup of great features that increases comfort and luxury of this vehicle. Its seats will be upholstered by using premium grade leather and other comfortable materials will be used to furnish rest of the car’s interior features. The dashboard will have a 4.2 inch screen through which you can control various entertainment and safety tools. There are reports that this car will have superb entertainment features such as 6 audio speakers, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, rear parking sensors and safety airbags to protect against unforeseen and life threatening circumstances. Other buttons for controlling telephone and audio mode is installed on its steering wheel. We have not yet received details of exact changes that the 2016 Kia Sportage has gone through, but according to speculations, its exterior will now look a lot different from its predecessor. First and foremost, following current trends- the company will implement LED and HID daytime running lights to increase the car’s aggressiveness. The bumpers will get larger in size and will contain fog lamps to penetrate through thickest of conditions. Windows will be outlined with chrome bezels to make a contrasting highlight. The company will offer this car in ten different colours to choose from. The roof rails have got slimmer and as an option, Panoramic roofing might be available on offer in higher trim levels.
2016 Kia Sportage – Powertrain
Under the hood of 2016 Kia Sportage, the old 2.4 liter inline-4 engine will be replaced with a 3-cylinder variant that will be capable of producing 175 hp. Sure, the horsepower has decreased, but torque has increased leading to almost 25 percent better fuel economy. This engine will most likely be paired with a 6-speed auto transmission. This SUV will have a fuel consumption rate of 25 MPG on an average. There is also speculation that a 1.7 L turbo and 2 L inline 4 CRDi unit to become available at a later date.
2016 Kia Sportage – Release Date and Price
Due to the absence of solid information, we are compelled to depend on rumors about pricing and date of release. According to unofficial reports, the 2016 Kia Sportage might cost somewhere between $22,000 and $30,000 depending on the level of trim you choose. Expect this car to show up on storeroom shelves by the end of 2015 or near the middle of 2016.