Kia has prepared something really amazing this time, and it is its new – 2016 Kia Sportage. This medium sized SUV is coming in refreshed and improved style.
Exterior and interior changes
Like we could expect, new 2016 Kia Sportage is coming with reduced weight when compared with its predecessor. Kia engineers have decided to reduce it because they wanted to acheive better fuel economy of the vehicle. As usually, this has been done with the usage of lightweight materials like aluminum panels, chrome, soft plastics and other. Also together with fuel ecomomy, general performances of this midium sized SUV will be quite improved. 2016 Kia Sportage will be built on the new Kia design language. This language will give the vehicle more aggressive look. Also, it will be more attractive for the buyers. We could say that the car is about to get a completely new body look. This is because the front end of the 2016 Kia Spotage will suffer almost complete redesign. First, there will be some interesting chrome details that will give to this great SUV luxurious and more attractive look than before. New 2016 Kia Sportage brings bold lines and striking features. It will come with new and redesigned HID headlights and rear LED lights. It will get new r adiator grille (arrow mesh type) with Kia emblem in the center of it. The front bumper will be also redesigned, and it will have new fog lights fixed on it. Rear side of the SUV will get the new and redesigned taillights, improved with LED technology like we already said. The rear bumper will be also new and it will come with new exaust pipes. Panoramic sunroof and power-folding outside mirrors will come as optional. New 2016 Kia Sportage will come with 17 inch and 18 inch (SX exclusive design) alloy wheels. We should also mention wider palette of exterior colors. Interior of the new 2016 Kia Sportage will be equipped just with hi quality materials and the best hi tech features. Its new and improved dash will be there too. It will also get new AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM Audio System with 6 speakers. Some of these features also are and: UVO eServices Infotainment System, Infinity Surround Sound Audio System, with External Amplifier, Subwoofer and HD Radio, Voice-Command Navigation with 7 inch Color Touch-Screen Display and Sirius Traffic, Rear Camera display, Back-Up Warning System and many more.
2016 Kia Sportage powertrain
Under the hood of new 2016 Kia Sportage we will be able to find few engine options. The first engine option is the 2.0 – liter inline 4 power unit with ability to produce 164 horsepower. The second engine option is the 2.4 – liter inline with capability to produce around 175 horsepower. Also, some rumors say that there will be two more engine options. The first one is the 1.7 – liter turbo diesel, and the second one is the 2.0 – liter inline 4 CRDi power unit. Engines will be matted to a Electronically Controlled six speed automatic transmission. Fuel tank capacity of the vehicle will be 15.3 Gal. New 2016 Kia Sportage is coming wit front-wheel and all-wheel drive system.
Release date and price
We expect that the new 2016 Kia Sportage will hit the market sometime in the end of 2015, or in the begining of 2016. Its price will be in range from $22,000 to $29,000.