Popular Korean producer is back with 2017 Kia Sportage well-known compact crossover of fourth generation to fight competition in this crowded segment.
2017 Kia Sportage Interior and Exterior
Refreshment of 2017 Kia Sportage interior at the first glance is definitely more passenger room and cabin redesign with high-quality materials. Upgraded cabin is one of the most significant improvements inside this model. Before vertical cabin layout has been changed to more horizontal look improved by a driver-oriented dashboard and redesigned seats. The wheelbase is also 30 mm longer and 40 mm lower, which gives more legroom. This compact crossover features more aggressive design and more refined interior than any of the previous models. It looks more energetic and effective from each angle. The front fascia 0f 2017 Kia Sportage is now significantly different. The new look features car’s signature “Tiger-Nose” front-end design. The swept-back headlights sit higher and near the hood. The front grille is more prominent and is anchored by large ice cube LED driving lights on both sides. The vehicle’s safety features include lane departure prevention, forward pre-collision braking, active high beams, blind spot monitoring and a rear cross traffic alert. A standard rear camera also provides dynamic guidelines for the driver. Korean SUV is now set to battle models such as Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V and many other compact crossover vehicles.
2017 Kia Sportage Engine
The new 2017 Kia Sportage also will be quieter than the outgoing model, with more attention paid to reducing noise, vibration and harshness by adding soundproofing in the doors and extra dashboard insulation. The model is an all-wheel-drive with either a 1.2-liter or a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylindrical GDI engine that gives up to 177 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission but with an option for a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The new gearbox offers lower fuel consumption. It gives a sporty driving feel when in manual mode and a smooth and comfortable feel when in automatic mode. The design has a premium look with its sharp edges and smooth surfaces.
2017 Kia Sportage Release Date and Price
The all-new 2017 Kia Sportage is expected to go on sale in European markets by early 2016. As for North American market it will come in 2017 with different engines choice. Price range is estimated to start from $ 23,000.