A closer look at the two thousand sixteen Kia Sportage ahead of the Frankfurt Auto Display
The redesigned Kia Sportage, which will premiere in two weeks at the two thousand fifteen Frankfurt Auto Showcase, proceeds to taunt compact CUV fans with fresh pictures of the interior and further details about equipment.
The quieter, more spacious cabin will put occupants in the safest Sportage ever created, with numerous available driver-assist technologies like autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane departure warning. Other options include navigation and a 7” or 8” display.
Pedestrian safety is further improved with a lower leading edge on the bondage mask and a larger influence absorption area, which has been revised with greater use of very absorbent safety foam and synthetic rubber.
The fresh Sportage is 40mm longer than its predecessor, with a 30mm longer wheelbase. Look for 16”, 17” or Nineteen” wheels, heated front seats, as well as an available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support.
The engines for the North American market have yet to be specified. In Europe, there will be a 1.6L GDI, a 1.6L T-GDI, a 1.7L diesel, and a Two.0L turbo-diesel.
Kia today unveiled the all-new Sportage at the two thousand fifteen Frankfurt Auto Display. The vehicle is set to go on sale across Europe in the very first quarter of 2016.
For the very first time, a GT Line package will be available, adding sportier features like ice cube-shaped LED fog lights and suggesting a more dynamic driving practice.
Outside, the fresh Sportage pridefully wears the signature “Tiger Nose” grille, which was slightly tweaked for a more aggressive look. The headlights were raised to make the vehicle show up larger than it truly is despite the unchanged width. In the rear, certain elements were inspired by the Provo concept from 2013. The horizontal taillights remain, but the switch roles lights are now separated from the turn signals.
The interior is much roomier both for passengers and their luggage. The trunk has a capacity of five hundred three litres (+38 litres), while the heated front seats were redesigned and include 10-way power adjustments with lumbar support for the driver. The back seat can recline 23-27 degrees.
Furthermore, the two thousand sixteen Kia Sportage offers numerous available driver-assist technologies like autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane departure warning. The list also includes road sign detection, as well as automatic headlights that adapt to incoming cars or road conditions.
The engines for the North American market have yet to be specified. In Europe, there will be a 1.6L GDI, a 1.6L T-GDI, a 1.7L diesel, and a Two.0L turbo-diesel. Similar to the Hyundai Tucson, the fresh Sportage will come with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, with a 7-speed dual-clutch unit being optional.
Pricing and a release date for Canada will be announced in a few weeks.