2017 Kia Sportage is the latest generation of SUV that will be manufactured by Kia. Still in its final testing phase, the last of which was held in the Arctic Circle, exact specifications have not yet been made official. That does not leave this wonderful car from staying in the dark for too long. Picture and feature leaks circulating in the internet sheds some light upon this beast, on what it can potentially be in the near future. Kia has played the market strategies well by announcing 3 variants of this SUV, namely LX, SX and EX. These packages will offer different levels of specification modification, leaving the base model at an incredible low price. Perfect formula to woo more buyers towards this revamped Kia SUV.
2017 Kia Sportage: Engine Specs
Not sufficient with just one, 2017 Kia Sportage will probably come with two engines. There’s an engine at the bottom of 2.4 litre capacity with four cylinders and direct fuel injection system will generate over 182 hp at 3500 rpm and 177 lb ft of torque at 2500 rpm. Another turbocharged four cylinder CRDi engine under the bonnet of 2 litre capacity will generate power of 260 hp and torque of over 269 lb ft.
Apart from a twin gasoline engine, Kia can even roll out a hybrid variant of its 2017 release of Sportage. Structure of the car has been modified in such a way, that the body can house an electric motor without having to rework on its skeletal structure. A single six speed automatic transmission will control both the engines simultaneously. There will be options to choose between front wheel drive and an all wheel drive system.
2017 Kia Sportage: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2017 Kia Sportage has an exterior that is stronger in terms of build quality, when compared to most crossovers in the market. Adding a feather to its cap, the older models had been recognized as being the safest crossover. No wonder, their new model will be stronger than ever before. That strength has been moulded into a streamlined beauty. Windows are chrome framed to increase structural integrity. Headlight clusters have gone LED along with the tail lights and indicators.
2017 Kia Sportage has all the necessary features a crossover can demand. There is Bluetooth connectivity for audio system, which can be controlled using on steering buttons. Seats are comfortable and allow only reclining and folding, not multi directional adjustment found in most cars these days. A glass partition window will also be on the cards to separate the front row seats from the back rows, a privacy measure few clients will opt for. Kia could also include keyless entry and ignition with this model. A 10 inch TFT display from the previous models should be upgraded to a touch screen LCD, having entertainment and navigation at one place.
2017 Kia Sportage: Release Date and Price
2017 Kia Sportage has been announced for a June 2017 release by the Korean automaker. Price for the lowest end specification model will hover around $ 26 000, a nice bargain.