The new Kia Sportage 2016 will be based on the new Kia’s design language, which has been used for the first time in the Sedona model. The new Kia crossover SUV will have its weight reduced, thanks to the usage of lightweight materials, resulting with improved fuel economy and general performances. It will come with a more aggressive and more attractive look, as well as with revised engine technologies which include upgraded diesel and gasoline engines. There is also a chance that a Hybrid model will be developed under the 2016 Kia Sportage name. Furthermore, this vehicle will be offered in 4 trim levels. This means that there will be variations in the price, depending on each trim.
2016 Kia Sportage redesign
When talking about the exterior appearance, we have to mention that the front end will get a complete fascia redesign. The new Kia Sportage 2016 will come with new, redesigned HID and LED daytime running lights, and a redesigned grille that will be set between these headlights. Furthermore, a new front bumper, which has been slightly redesigned, will come with fog lamps fixed on it. We will also see a lot of chromed details, which will even more boost this crossover’s attractive and luxurious appearance. As far as the back goes, there will be some large and stunning LED backlights, as well as a new bumper with new exhaust pipes. A wider exterior color palette will be offered and bigger alloy wheels.
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Kia Sportage will come with high quality materials and some latest high-tech features. The dashboard will be equipped with a 4.2 inch display panel. As far as the other features are concerned, they will include a redesigned steering wheel with a lot of buttons and options, 6-speaker audio system, Smartphone connectivity, USB, Bluetooth connectivity, and automatic climate control.
Kia Sportage 2016 specs
Under the hood of the new Kia Sportage 2016, there will be an engine lineup that includes 4 engine options. The first one is going to be the 2.0-liter inline 4, capable of delivering 164 horsepower. The second option will be the 2.4-liter inline 4, with the ability to produce 175 horsepower. There are also diesel engine options that will be found in the new Kia crossover SUV: the 1.7-liter turbo diesel and the 2.0-liter inline 4 CRDi powerplant. As far as the transmission goes, the engines will be paired the 6-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Kia Sportage release date and price
When it comes to the release date of the new Kia Sportage 2016, expectations are that it will be available at dealers at the end of this year, or the beginning of 2016. The 2016 Kia Sportage price should be in range from $22,000 to $29,000, depending on the selected trim level.