The 2016 Kia Sportage represents a brand new variant that is going to come out of the Kia factory. We get accustomed that Kia produces its vehicles with a sporty vibe, so this novelty won’t present nothing new. Throughout the production of this current generation, the Sportage, delivered both, an upgraded general handling combined with a pretty strong and highly been reliable performance. In order to supply you with the most relevant details regarding this brand new designed variant, we wrote this review, which we, sincerely, hope that you are going to love it.
2016 Kia Sportage Interior, Exterior & Appearance
First and foremost, when it comes to this newly crafted variant, it is highly important to stress out that is going to be available in three trim levels: LX, EX and SX. Regardless of the exact opted trim level, it’ll be a pretty small crossover SUV with seating for five passengers.
When we take into our consideration its interior design, one of the most notable stuff will be a quite handsome designed inner space with styling that gives it a bolder look much more, in fact, when being compared to its main competitors. One of the most notable features, it is planned to be the 7-inch touchscreen accessed with its numerous quite awesome designed navigation functions. Although, its main cabin will remain quite roomy and front seats of the new 2016 Kia Sportage will offer good comfort and support, however the three-place rear bench will be, unfortunately, totally a different story.
Crowded spaced shall prevail the whole second row, and even though it will be an additional plus, that the 2016 Kia Sportage will be able to move its front seats forward, sadly, it will, still, continue to feel that quite an unpleasant feeling of lack of space. Even the cargo space will be limited. Looking on a bride side, the divided organizer located beneath the cargo floor will be pretty convenient for storing the stuffs like a first aid kit.
When it comes to some pretty striking hi-technologically gadgets that are planned to be stuffed in the Sportage’s inner part, we think that you are going to find the following few among the most relative ones: rear privacy glass, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seats.
A cruise control, Bluetooth phone coupled with an audio connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player. Further, there will be full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Kia’s Uvo telematics system, a slightly upgraded navigation system and an advanced Infinity sound system that will be coupled with HD radio.
Engine of the new Kia Sportage
Engine wise, under the hood of the brand new Kia Sportage 2016, it is going to be placed two different four-cylinder engines- a 2.4-liter version that will be able to generate about 182 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque and a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that will be more than capable to pump up around a 260 hp and 269 lb-ft.
Both of these really potent engine options will be available, matched with a six-speed automatic and adjusted to, some kind of a standard, front-wheel drive mode, although all-wheel drive will be offered as an optional one.
2016 Kia Sportage Release Date & Price
The production of the brand new designed Sportage won’t be started before the spring of 2016. For its staring price we’re expecting to see a slight price rise over the current model- that means around $35,000 or so.
Take a look at the 2017 Kia Sportage, as well.