The 3rd generation of the Kia Sportage crossover automobile was redesigned to give it a brand new look in 2015, meaning the current lifespan is almost at its edge. Also, it means that the new generation is coming up quite soon. Spy shots show that the testing of the 2018 Kia Sportage is well underway as being carried out. Spy photographs taken around the well-known Nurburgring race track based in Germany show a heavily disguised next-generation Kia Sportage in progressive works towards its release.
To see what is underneath the covers of the 2018 Sportage you have to imagine a little bit, however, it seems just to conclude that Kia Motors have given this very model a conservative look judging from the greenhouse and the four sides as well. Both the four sides and the greenhouse appear to be very similar to the current model and that confirms a rather Kia traditional design.
The following 2018 Kia Sportage review gives you a great deal of insight into the interior, exterior, engine, release date, and price.
2018 Kia Sportage Interior Design and Features
The available spy shots, unfortunately, were unable to capture the interior of the 2018 Kia Sportage but the probabilities are that it would not be finished at the moment anyway. However, you can expect the Kia Sportage to come with a full dashboard and designed interior when it gets released. The vehicle is believed to have an upgraded LCD touchscreen display that offers navigation and infotainment for the travels. We hope that this will be true so that it can be in fair competition with other vehicles being released around the same time in the same car category.
2018 Kia Sportage Exterior Design and Features
The 2018 Kia Sportage has some real changes that can be found at its front where there are wraparound headlights, prominent fog-lights, and a large tiger nose grille to spice up on the exterior of this redesign. The Kia signature grille is lowly positioned thus giving us a hint that the brand-new model will borrow some design components from the Kia KX3 model. New Led taillights that are found around the back are among the noticeable inspirational design cues that are borrowed. Additionally, the Korean manufactured automobile is expected to be the most attractive of all the models in its line made to date.
2018 Kia Sportage Engine Design and Features
Under the hood in the brand-new automobile, the 2018 Kia Sportage Engine is expected to have an improved 1.6 liter Common Rail Direct Injection that will generate 136hp. Also, there are expectations of a 2.0 liter CRDI for the diesel lineup that will give 190 horsepower. On the other gas side, the 2018 Kia Sportage is expected to have a 1.2 T-GDI that will be capable of producing 132 horsepower, a245 horsepower 2.0 liter Gasoline Direct Inject, as well an upgraded 1.6-er, that will give 210hp.
All should spot a 7-speed dual transmission.
2018 Kia Sportage Release Date and Price
The all-new 2018 Kia Sportage is said to be released in 2017’s second half with the latest expected to be September 2017. The price for the next generation Sportage is yet to be confirmed since not even rumors have been heard concerning the subject.