The new 2018 Kia Sportage will be the third generation of this beautiful and excellent model. Considering the fact that this model was almost completely changed two years ago, now we can’t expect some too much notable changes, but still, we can anticipate some slight modifications. The release date of this model is not officially announced, but according to some information, this year is that year.
2018 Kia Sportage – Body and Design:
The future 2018 Kia Sportage looks appealing in so many ways. Every part is very nice, but the front side is probably the nicer one. The changes are at the front fascia, and here we can notice nicely designed and slightly modified wraparound headlights. Also, down low we can see very distinctive fog lights. All the lighting on the vehicle, including the mentioned head and fog lights, will be powered by the next generation of LED technology, and that will be very useful for the drivers.
Above the massive and unchanged front bumper, this model will feature giant tiger nose grille that will receive some changes. In the middle of it, we can see small KIA emblem. One more not so notable but important change is 1.2 inches longer wheelbase as well as 1.6 inches more length. Also, the chassis will be extremely light, and we can expect improvement in the fuel consumption.
First of all, it is quite certain that we can expect five people inside when the cabin is full. Also, thanks to the longer wheelbase, the rear passengers will have more space for the legs. The comfort is very good, and all seats will use leather as standard upholstery. The dual zone climate control will be standard features just like the adaptive cruise control.
2018 Kia Sportage – Engine Specifications:
The next 2018 Kia Sportage will be powered with the upgraded variant of the 2.4-liter engine. This fantastic and very efficient engine will be capable of delivering up to 181 horsepower. The optional engine will be 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with the max power output of 240 horsepower. All the engines will be mated to a 7-speed dual transmission system.
2018 Kia Sportage – Release Date and Price:
The release date of this model according to some reliable rumors and speculations will be in September 2017. However, this info is not yet official. Also, just like the exact release date, the info about the price is not yet announced.