In the latest instalments of automobiles, is the new 2018 Kia Sportage. This will be the Forth-Generation Kia Sportage which is in production since 1933. The new Sportage is a compact crossover SUV which is loaded with technology as well as good looks. Among the many features of the Sportage, its climate-controlled seats, turbocharged engine and automatic emergency braking system are the ones that make this SUV a must have.
2018 Kia Sportage – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
The new Sportage has a slightly larger exterior than its previous counterparts. The design, however, inhibits some major changes. Its slanted roof, bulging LED fog lamps,wide-elevated grille and iconic tail lights enhance its sporty new look. Among the 2 models unveiled by Kia, the All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) variant has more ground clearance than Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) model. The newSportage also sport roof spoilers which allow it to maintain a seemingly classy and elegant look.
The interior of Kia Sportage 2018 is mesmerising. It could be one of best-looking interiors of a car. It has a 5-passenger Interior that is customised to provide maximum space. Also, it offers a great visibility despite having a low driver seating position. Even the rear seat of the SUV can be reclined and adjusted as per the passenger’s need.
The dashboard is power-packed with latest technologies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The SUV provides a lot of switches almost for every function in the car. Among the other new features of the 2018 Kia Sportage, better Infotainment System and new steering wheel are to be expected. The color schemes of the interior are single-tone black, two-tone Dark and Light Grey, and two-tone Black and Canyon Beige.
2018 Kia Sportage – Main Power Production Unit
Both the variants of the new Sportage comprise of a 4-cylinder engine. Both All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) and Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) models have a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine. AWD models deliver 237 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm whereas FWD models deliver a slightly more horsepower of 240 @ 6,000 rpm. The engine torque for both models is limited at 260 lb-ft @ 1,450-3,500 rpm.
Both variants of 2018 Sportage have a 6-speed automatic transmission and can generate enough power to tow up to 2,000 pounds. The fuel economy for the FWD models is 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on highways. AWD models provide a mileage of 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on highways.
2018 Kia Sportage – Price and Release Date
For the FWD variant of the 2018 Kia Sportage, the base LX model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $23,885, the mid-trim EX model is placed at $26,395 and the top SX model is priced at $33,395. To avail AWD, $1,500 will be added to the selected model. The more recommendable EX model is valued at almost a thousand dollars less than its other rival crossover SUVs, which makes it qualified to be on your shopping list.
The dealer availability of the 2018 Sportage is supposed to be started at early 2018 which means that the car is likely to be released by the end of 2017. Kia Motors is known for its vehicles as well as for its best warranties. So if you are looking to buy an SUV, you should definitely check out 2018 Kia Sportage.