Not much is known about the next generation of Kia Sportage auto, but confirmed information revealed that it will go on sale not later than mid 2016. This future car is anticipated to adopt Kia’s restructured design which was initially implemented to the newly launched Sedona minivan. 2016 Kia Sportage will also come with revised powertrain technologies which include a series of upgraded diesel and gasoline engines. There are also rumors that a Hybrid model will be developed under the 2016 Kia Sportage. Furthermore, this car will be offered in four trim levels. This means that people will see price variations depending on each trim. Prospective buyers will have an option of choosing from a variety of models according to their tastes of equipments among other necessities. It is expected to acquire an excellent style than that of the current edition. Since Luxury SUV’s have become expensive, 2016 Kia Sportage is being redesigned to meet the requirements of the standard priced SUV’s. It will come with minimum features, thus its cost is expected to be lower than that of the current SUV’s. Its production is to enable SUV enthusiasts to purchase more sports cars.
2016 KIA SPORTAGE: EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
To date, there is no official communication from its manufacturers about the changes, but a lot of speculation is going on about the possible alterations in its exterior and interior. One of them is that 2016 Kia Sportage will acquire an attractive look after its redesigning. Its new dimensions are said to be 174.8 inches length, 64.3 inches in width and 73 inches in height. This car will come with new aggressive HID and LED daytime running lights. The bumpers will be increased in size while the fog lamps will be fixed in them. Similarly, its windows will be famed along their entire length and chrome bezels will be added to make them more attractive. There will be sleek roof rails but panoramic roofing might be offered as an optional. In its rear, there are expectations of some large LED lights. 2016 Kia Sportage designers are also likely to produce more than ten different exterior shades. Last but not least, this car is expected to come with 16 and 18 inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the new 2016 Kia Sportage is likely to be equipped with high quality featured and components. Its dash board’s size will have a 4.2 inch display panel. The seats are expected to be covered in authentic leather along with adjustment features for superior comfort. There are also high expectations of ample protection features and high tech entertainment features. Other speculated interior alterations include the six audio speakers, USB interface, Bluetooth connectivity and automatic climate control. Square vents might be included on both sides of the doors while some buttons for controlling things like telephone, audio and switching modes might be installed on its steering wheel.
2016 KIA SPORTAGE: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
2016 Kia Sportage is expected to come in a number of engine options. The speculated engines include a 2.4-liter 4 cylinder with 16 valves. This engine is said to produce 182 horsepower and 177 pound per feet of torque. It could be combined with a six speed transmission system. Also, a 6.0-liter GDI which is capable of producing 135 horsepower is expected in the 2016 Kia Sportage. Additionally, a 7.0-liter CRDI diesel with an ability to generate 115 horsepower might be offered. Last but not least, a 0 CRDI engine generating about 136 horsepower could also be offered.
2016 Kia Sportage: Price, Release Date and Competitors
Rumors indicate that this car might be priced between $ 22 000 and $ 30 000 depending on the trim level. Its release date is expected to happen towards the end of 2015 or later in mid 2016. Upon its release, 2016 Kia Sportage will create a huge milestone in the SUV market as it shall be in competition with the renowned SUV brands. Rivals on markat will be: Hyundai iX35 and Nissan Qahqai.