2018 Kia Sportage receives more updates and ready to compete with the rivals. This car is designed for everyone’s joy. Then this car doesn’t only talk about the beautiful look but also with the refined engine that is more powerful and has higher performance. Both interior and exterior design has been nicer now. The carmaker adds a lot of things to make this car superior to the rivals with more competitive price. This can be good news for the buyers since this car also offers more advantages. Let’s see more improvements added to the car.
2018 Kia Sportage Changes and Improvements
2018 Kia Sportage will be more comfortable since it has more compliant set of the shock absorbers. There will be slightly stiffer springs where it is good for driving this car to be more stable when it is in the hard cornering. The shocks absorbers will not only make the driving comfortable but also create quieter sound than the last model. Both exterior and interior design also looks more aggressive since the carmaker adds some new features like new grille that is perfected with red insert. This is seriously a stunning car.
2018 Kia Sportage has awesome exterior design that can attract all buyers’ attentions. This car will be redesigned to be sportier but it will not lose its elegance. It will be equipped with some features like black roof rails, window surroundings, black mirrors (for black trim level), current chrome inserts, different color scheme, rims with 18 inch as standard. The front fascia is even impressive with LED headlamps that are integrated with excellent grille. From the front end, this car can easily draw attentions of the buyers.
2018 Kia Sportage has interior design that all buyers will love. Although it cannot be expected with much update, the car has been improved with new safety features just like enhanced adaptive cruise control system, frontal crash collision as well as avoidance system that becomes better, newest lane-keep assist and many more. So, any kinds of weather or road, this car will keep its comfort and stability. This car has stylish dashboard that consists of touchscreen display and other features.
2018 Kia Sportage Engine and Performance
Finally, buyers can expect this 2018 Kia Sportage with higher performance. This car is powered with 1.6 liter turbocharged inline 4 engine and replaces 2.4 liter engine. This new engine is also the engine that is equipped for European market. This engine is able to produce 175 HP as well as 180 lbs. ft. of torque. It can be concluded that this new engine is more powerful and more efficient than the previous engine or 2.4 liter engine. This is what the buyers want for the base version. If they want, they can select the highest trim level.
2018 Kia Sportage with the highest trim level can be more powerful indeed. There is a new engine there. It is powered with new 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 engine. This engine is featured with direct injection and there are other features to improve the performance. The output of this engine is 245 HP as well as 270 lbs. ft. of torque. The first new engine will be paired with 6 speed automatic transmission while the highest engine will be with 6 speed manual and 7 speed of dual clutch gearbox transmission.
2018 Kia Sportage has impressive engine even for the base model. So, for buyers who have the budget to buy the base model, they will not feel disappointed since the combination of the power and fuel efficient becomes the best offer for this new Sportage. However, the higher even highest trim level has more features and packages to select. The buyers with more budgets can select the top model with optional features or packages to make this car look more perfect. Of course, it needs extra cost.
2018 Kia Sportage Price and Release Date
2018 Kia Sportage is not yet released. The carmaker has not yet announced about the date release and price. Rumors say that this car will be released at the last quarter of 2017. For the price, the base model will be started from $23,000 while the top model will be priced higher. Even, it will be higher than the previous model since there are more updates added.