Kia is ready to launch its new 2018 Kia Sportage. This compact crossover was introduced for the first time in 1994. Since then, this SUV has improved considerably in all aspects. 2017 Sportage was completely redesigned and received a new style, refreshed interior and improved engines. Future 2018 Sportage should keep the same design as the current model. It will still be available in three trim levels: LX, EX and SX Turbo.
The 2018 Kia Sportage owes much of its exterior design to the previous model. It was necessary, however, to bring aboard several improvements and fine tuning with regard to aesthetics. Major changes in the 2018 version include the lighting system. It will come with stylish wraparound headlights and crystalline fog lights. Its taillights will also be enhanced using the new LED technology. The other major change will be the fascia before. Regarding size, this latest version of the Sportage should remain the same.
The 2018 Kia Sportage interior is intelligently designed with a large control panel and easy-to-use instrumentation. However, it is optional on the LX. The buttons are easy to use and can snap on Android Auto and CarPlay. The infotainment’s standard display is a 5.0-inch color touch screen with integrated SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and rear parking display of the camera. The higher models feature a 7-inch touch screen with UVO3 infotainment system.
The current car has either a 4 liter line 4 or a 2 liter turbocharged line 4. The European model also adds a diesel as well as a 1.6 liter turbocharger line 4. This time, 2018 Kia Sportage US will more than likely abandon the former 2.4-liter engine in favor of the 1.6-liter turbo. It is not only more powerful but also much more effective. In addition, this particular engine can be mated to the high-speed seven-speed Kia which is one of the best transmissions of its class. The US market could also receive a 1.7-liter diesel, although this has not yet been confirmed. However, given that his rivals have received such an option, Kia will follow them closely.
The price of Kia models is different. The cheapest is the LX model and will cost $ 23,885. Then the slightly more expensive model is the EX model and costs $ 26,395. Finally, $ 33,395 is the price of the most expensive model Sportage SX Turbo. If you want to add AWD, you will have to set aside $ 1,500 extra. When you mentioned earlier, the new Kia Sportage 2018 expects to be scheduled by the end of 2017.