2018 Kia Sportage Crossover Specs, Changes and Release Date

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 | Kia


Looking for a modern family car? Here might be the option. Kia Company is just closer to introduce the all-new Sportage SUV as 2018 year model. Right after releasing the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, the auto team is now in a big enthusiast to build up the upcoming 2018 Kia Sportage. There are going to be refreshed design and additional features to offer. Additionally, engaging the improved engine, the next SUV will not be only comfortable for driving but also powerful on the road.

2018 Kia Sportage
2018 Kia Sportage Changes

Based on recent leaked pictures, the new Sportage has almost similar appearance with its former model. New changes might be noticed in the front part of the car as enhancing the new headlights, a larger nose grille and also the new fog lights. At glance, the external outlook of the new Kia Sportage looks so impressive. Adapting some lines of Kia KX3 model, we might expect a new 18 inch standard rims and a low-positioned grille going to be advanced. So far, the clear pictures of the SUV inside might be still unavailable. However, as for being competitive in nowadays auto market, the auto designer will be required to equip the cabin with high-end additional features and enhance the top quality upholstery.

Engine

Talking about the powertrain of 2018 Kia Sportage, some options are just in a plan. First option will be a 1.6-liter CDRI capable to deliver the output of 136 horsepower. The next engine option might be a 2.0-liter CDRI diesel that could generate the power of 190 hp. Another top engine going to be offered will be a new 2.0-liter Gasoline Direct Inject inline 4 with the amount of power at around 245 horsepower and higher toque of 270 lb-ft. To boost up the car performance, the engineer will use the standard 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual clutch gearbox to be paired.

2018 Kia Sportage Release Date and Price

Up to now, we are still waiting the official information revealing the SUV release date and price. However, some speculations render that the 2018 Kia Sportage will be debuted sometime in the second half of 2017.

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