Some specs are expected to change in the new Kia Sportage 2018 to increase its performance. After the third generation of Kia was released, some individuals didn’t like some of the features. As a result, the manufacturer decided to release a 2018 version that would solve most of the previous problems by increasing the appearance of the vehicle and the performance. In addition to that, the price of the crossover is also expected to be friendly.
Kia Sportage 2018 – Exterior Specs
Although no much change is expected from the outside. The crossover is supposed to be similar to the predecessor but undergoes several changes. For instance, this sportier version will come with 18-inch rims and a different color scheme. The car has new stylish grille incorporated with wraparound headlights and prominent fog lights to give it an elegant appearance. As a matter of fact the grille is lowly positioned just like that of the Kia KX3 model. From the rear side, there are modern LED taillights and the front end has bigger headlights. The front bumper of this new Kia Sportage will receive larger air intake and smaller fog lamps.
Kia Sportage 2018 -Luxurious Interior
The car will have an Audi like interior which makes it have one of the cabins in its class by far. One thing you should not forget about this car is that it has a flat bottom steering wheel and thus giving it a good driving position. The seats are made of quality materials, and the front seats are adjustable to assure comfort while driving. We can see an LCD touchscreen display that assists in navigation and infotainment while driving.
With the advanced technology, the vehicle will be incorporated with modern features such as climate controls, Wi-Fi, USB ports used to either connect or charge your devices. Also, a super sound system that will keep you entertained. Don’t worry about the weather anymore since the new model has an automatic air conditioner to regulate the temperature in the vehicle. Each and every client worry about safety as far as driving is concerned which is very imperative. And Kia Sportage has put that into consideration. As a result, they have installed the crossover with new safety technologies such as cruise control system, airbags and air curtains, frontal crash collision and a lane keep assist that helps in severe weather conditions.
Kia Sportage 2018 – Power Options
This Kia Sportage 2018 is expected to have different engine choices. The most expected engine option will feature a 2.4-litre turbocharged inline-4 that will generate up to 180 hp and 175 pounds of torque. In addition to that, a 7-speed dual clutch automatic will provide best fuel efficiency. Other engine options include a 2.0-litre diesel engine generating 240 hp.
Kia Sportage 2018 – Rivals, Release Date and Price
For it to be released early 2018, the crossovers updated are expected to be published in the last quarter of 2017. This model will face stiff competition from SUVs such as Volkswagen Tiguan. The car will have a starting price of $24,000 which change depending on with the additional specs.