2018 Kia Sportage Changes and Release Date
Back at the end of 2015, it was the time for the company to release the all-new Sportage in Europe and then earlier of this year they will present it to US market. It is still one of the newest cars in the market but rumors now are talking about the large update which can be in 2018 Kia Sportage. Right now, we still have difficulties to find the exact reason about why Kia too hurry is working on it. Our sources informed that it will be nicer than the previous model since it is a new version that will fix all current issues.
2018 Kia Sportage Changes
The previous model was released last year with its stunning look and changes. It was presented with larger design than before with more aggressive styling around the back. But the problem was the front end that looked childish with the large grille in the center of the car and the bigger headlights. For the new 2018 Kia Sportage, the company will make it more in line with its classmates. It will go with lower grille but slightly higher mounted. The front bumper will have larger air intakes and smaller fog-lamps. The design is suggested to take from the Optima to make it more stylish.
The cabin will remind you to the Audi. It doesn’t seem a big matter at that point since it is one of the best cabins in the class with a big margin. The current model has excellent materials with good driving position and excellent details. The most interesting thing is the flat bottom steering wheel. The commands on wheels are designed to control the infotainment system and the screen display located in the upper center console. Under it, 2018 Kia Sportage has audio and climate controls with USB ports you can use to connect and charge your mobile devices. It is possible if the company provides updated entertainment and infotainment system too.
A better overall package will be offered in 2018 Kia Sportage for those who don’t mind to anticipate it. The ongoing reports mentioned that the company will also have a concern on the engines too. There are two different engines for the US market in the current model but in the Europe, there are more options. Now, rumors said that the new car may be featured with 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four petrol for both markets to provide 180 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque with the support of seven-speed dual clutch automatic to give best fuel efficiency. For the European market, there is also the optional 1.7 and 2.0-liter diesel unit to provide 120 and 180 hp and more than 200 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Kia Sportage likely will be updated at the end of 2017 so that it can be launched at the beginning of 2018 with the price about $23,000 but more than that if you want to go with the top end versions.