The reputed automaker, Kia has come up with its latest crossover, the 2018 Kia Sportage. This car is going to be of the fourth generation, where its predecessor will be offered with significant facelifts. Tests of this 2018 crossover from Kia are rigorously taking place on various racetracks of Germany, and soon car fanatics will be able to get its driving experience in the upcoming market.
2018 Kia Sportage: Changes and Updates
A massive development on its front fascia is underway. Styling effects are going to woo Kia fans, as this crossover is expected to be made sportier than its predecessors. From several spy photos, it is quite clear that front grille will have a tiger nose shape. Fog lights are going to be prominent this time. Headlights will have a wrapping effect which will surely entice sports car lovers.
Lower grille design of 2018 Kia Sportage is pointing towards the fact that this new model is going to borrow some concepts from Kia KX3. Reputed Korean carmaker presented the KX3 concept in 2014 Auto Show of Guangzhou. It was constructed mainly for their SUVs of C-segment, but it was made clear that this concept will be applied to all Sportage variants.
As per rumors, this latest crossover will be equipped with a brand new suspension system. New shock absorbers will make a bumpy ride more enjoyable. Stiffer springs will be an added advantage and will definitely make car lovers fall for this modified version of Kia Sportage. Easy to perform hard cornering, more stability and quieter drive is what one can definitely expect.
Till now exact details of interiors regarding this Sportage model has not been made clear. But speculations are on the rise that modern safety features will be fitted into this crossover. Adaptive Cruise Management System, enhanced Front Crash Avoidance and Collision System, Lane Keep Assist Technology are going to add another feather to Kia’s cap.
During adverse climate conditions, this all-new Sportage will help drivers stay on track and make driving comfortable, all thanks to its enhanced technological upgrades.
As far as the power of the 2018 Kia Sportage is concerned, this model is expected to remove its old 2.4 liters engine. An inline engine of 4-cylinder turbocharged with 1.6 liters (somewhat similar to Hyundai) will be equipped with this car. A 6-speed auto transmission and 7-speed double clutch gearbox are also in the line. A power of 175 HP along with a torque of 180 lb-ft will support in its fuel consumption. However, someone who is looking for more speed, then it might not be disappointed by the manufacturer.
Estimated Price and Arrival
Speculations are on the rise that this crossover will be available in early 2018. All updates regarding its release date is expected to be finalized by Kia within mid-2017.The expected price of the base 2018 Kia Sportage is going to be around $23,000, which is really affordable for this kind vehicle.