The Kia Sportage 2017 will be a fourth-generation crossover with diverse attractive and outstanding features. Makers of this vehicle are hoping that the new look is going to make it more appealing and therefore improve sales. This is achieved through maintaining the sleek general look of the previous models but restyling most of the exterior features. The interior gets refreshed and improved where there is the addition of more state of the art features and upgrading of the features found on the previous model. This small SUV also gets a better powertrain that enables it to keep up with the dynamic SUV market that concentrates on power and fuel efficiency of engines.
Kia Sportage 2017 – Exterior and Interior Design
The design of this Kia Sportage 2017 sets it apart from similar vehicles since it comes with exterior features made using the latest technologies. One of the primary attributes of this vehicle is that its body and some interior features are made using strong but light materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. The primary objective of this is to lower the total weight and therefore reduce fuel consumption. This is an important aspect because the majority of customers in the modern market prefer vehicles with the highest fuel efficiency. Another exterior attribute of this small SUV is having headlights which are higher positioned where they no longer integrate with the grille. This makes this Kia Sportage 2017 unique and provides it with an aggressive look. Furthermore, there is the Kia tiger grille on the front area which has been enlarged to make the vehicle more elegant. The back area comes with sharper tail lights which are more visible which besides making the vehicle more appealing enhance convenience while driving. The suspensions have been upgraded to pride better driving dynamics even on rough terrains.
Inside the Kia Sportage 2017, there is a refreshed brown trim that makes the interior more relaxing. The seats inside the vehicle are covered in fine leather and use the heating technology to provide optimum comfort. All the occupants have enough space to sit and move comfortably and there is also ample cargo space. Between the front seats, there are two cup holders which make it more convenient to use this vehicle. The dashboard has been refreshed with an objective of making it more user-friendly and interactive. Besides the large LCD display touch screen mounted in the middle of the dashboard, there various buttons and switches have been rearranged. The steering wheel is covered using leather and is highly sensitive to give the driver better and more convenient control. Safety is enhanced through airbags, seat belts, rear view mirror, parking sensor and collision warning. Another state of the art features inside this upcoming small SUV include; a modern zonal climate control system, an upgraded infotainment system, USB ports, satellite navigation, wireless Bluetooth, smartphone connectivity and wireless charging.
Kia Sportage 2017 – Engine and Performance
Under the hood of the Kia Sportage 2017, there will be an improved 2.4 liter 4 cylinder unit with the ability to produce 260 HP and 269 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission with a choice of either two or four-wheel drives. This engine has high fuel efficiency both in the city and on highways and it also has a high acceleration. There are other engine options and therefore buyer can choose their preferred options.
Kia Sportage 2017 – Release Date and Price
The Kia Sportage 2017 will be available in the market during the fall of 2016 and its starting price is anticipated to be about $ 22, 150.