The third generation of Kia Sportage is very close to the release, considering that we get some new spy photos. This model was completely changed back in 2015, and for the 2018 model, we can also expect some redesigns but nothing too much notable. Of course, as every newest model, there must be some new things and some updated stuff. In the next review, we will present to you this remarkable model and some of the great facts about it. The Kia Sportage 2018 is tested at famous Nurburgring race track in Germany. Compared to the previous Sportage, this model is slightly redesigned and we can definitely expect excellent vehicle.
Kia Sportage 2018 – Very Attractive Design:
The exterior design of the approaching Kia Sportage 2018 will be very attractive. From the outside, this model will remain almost the same as its predecessor. However, there is going to be some slight changes. We can definitely see those changes at the front side. Here we can notice nice wraparound headlights and very prominent fog lights. Both are of course powered by the LED technology. Furthermore, huge tiger nose grille is slightly modified and above grille, we can notice small KIA logo. Down low, everything remains the same as before. More precise, the front bumper is very massive and fitted with the air intakes that improves engine performance and fuel economy. One more thing that is good for fuel economy is the total weight of the vehicle.
The chassis is made from lightweight materials which mean that the total weight is reduced which further means that economy is better. Also, there will be some slight changes in the dimensions of the vehicle. More precise; wheelbase is longer for about 1.2 inches (105.in), while the total length is longer for about 1.6 inches (176.4).
The images from the interior of the resulting Kia Sportage 2018 are unfortunately unavailable. However, we will try to tell you something more about it. First of all, it is confident that the cabin of this model will be able to accommodate up to five passengers. The cabin will be also very spacious and comfortable. The infotainment system remains the same as before just a bit updated. All seats will have leather upholstery and a lot of systems for better comfort. They are very adjustable. Some of the interior features are dual zone climate control, cruise control, a lot of connectivity options, and many others.
Kia Sportage 2018 – Engine Options:
The upcoming Kia Sportage 2018 will be powered by an encased version of 2.4-liter inline-4 with 181 hp at 175 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, there is going to be and 2.0-liter CRDI for the diesel lineup. This engine is able to produce up to 240 hp at 260 lb-ft of torque. All mentioned engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Kia Sportage 2018 – Availability Date and Price:
Last information is that the release date of the next Kia Sportage will be by the end of 2017, probably in September. The price for the model with standard equipment will start around $23,885.