In addition to the world premiere of the new generation compact 2016 Kia Sportage SUV, Kia’s Frankfurt for the first time in Europe to introduce its new Optima. Two models arrive in showrooms in late 2015 and early 2016. When Sorento went on sale in mid-1990s, it was a small crossover with a solid package of equipment and off-road ability. When it came to the second generation 2004, the Kia Sportage has improved in every way (including the first V6 engine) that would be a direct competitor to vehicles like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape/Kuga.
As most of the period Kia Sportage has quietly completed its task without scratching a lot of attention. Then the scene got a new designer Peter Schreyer, who became famous in Volkswagen, and put the Sportage in the limelight. Now is launching the fourth generation, which officially debuted at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Redesign of 2016 Kia Sportage Review
The new 2016 Kia Sportage, fourth generation of the Sportage is longer than its predecessor by 40 mm (4,480 mm), of which 30 mm utilized to increase the wheelbase (2,670 mm), which improved comfort for passengers. Rose and the trunk and with 465 to 503 liters. In addition to the standard model, the Sportage will be available in the more expensive GT Line version. GT variant is distinguished by the so-called “ice cube” LED lights, two exhaust pipes, imitating the rear diffuser and a harder suspension, which along with some stylistic differences the car provides a sportier look and driving feel.
The new 2016 Kia Sportage characterized streamlined design, and many say that he would very much resemble the first generation of Subaru Tribeca. There are many distinctive details, such as tiger shark mask, while the last part of the Provo-inspired concept from 2013. Kia is a great attention to the interior, especially the version that is sold in the European market, which he says is a much greater premium appearance. Materials are plenty of quality while the number of buttons reduced and interchangeable with commands to voice or touch.
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2016 Kia Sportage Engine and Release Date
2016 Kia Sportage GT Line is exclusively equipped with a four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbo gasoline engine from the model Cee’d GT. The engine produces 177 hp and develops 265 Nm. In addition to these power units, offers and aspirated 1.6-liter petrol engine with 132 hp and 161 Nm, and three diesels.
Base turbo diesel version is powered by a 1.7 liter CRDi engine that offers 115 hp, while the larger two cylinder available in versions with 136 hp and 373 Nm, and with 184 hp and 400 Nm. The choice of transmission system includes a six-speed manual transmission and a new seven-speed transmission with double clutch.
Sales of the new generation 2016 Kia Sportage starts in the first quarter of 2016. The question of whether we can expect some of the popular hybrid, Kia says that by 2022 years to represent as many as 22 new significant cost model, and we will not be surprised if you are changing them find and plug -in hibrd. As we mentioned, Sportage starts selling in Europe after the new year, and the US version should be presented at the Motor Show in Los Angeles in November.
2016 Kia Sportage Price and Release date
Full realization of such a model could happen as early as next year. This model is practically finished and presented. Even we have a price list which varies depending on which option you want to take. Give the example price for some versions. In the next screen you will see prices. Since we have the following situation where AWD 4-Door EX Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.4 L All Wheel Drive invoice $25,630 MSRP $26,850, AWD 4-Door LX Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.4 L All Wheel Drive invoice $22,678 MSRP $23,650, AWD 4-Door SX Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.0 L All Wheel Drive invoice $29,631 MSRP $31,490, FWD 4-Door EX Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.4 L Front Wheel Drive invoice $24,205 MSRP $25,350, FWD 4-Door LX Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.4 L Front Wheel Drive invoice invoice $21,253 MSRP $22,150, FWD 4-Door SX Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.0 L Front Wheel Drive invoice $28,206 MSRP $29,990.
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