Kia Sportage is a compact crossover, which is present for more than 20 years. Originally introduced in 1993, this car made through three generations so far. The current generation was introduced in 2010 and it is expected that we will see some refreshments next year. There are plenty of reports that testing model has been spotted on the roads of China, although it isn’t confirmed that it is exactly this model. In any case, we expect to see 2016 Kia Sportage with many improvements, especially in terms of visual appearance.
2016 Kia Sportage changes
As we said, some testing model has been spotted on the roads recently and, although it doesn’t carries any badges or marks. Although we are not 100 percent sure, we are convinced that this is 2016 Kia Sportage. According to spy photos, this car will undergo some significant design modifications, although we believe that this is just a mid-cycle refresh. As it is expected, most of the changes will be on the front end. The front fascia will be completely redesigned and it will feature reshaped grille, redesigned headlights and new bumper.
On the other side, rear end is expected to stay pretty much unchanged. Beside these body changes, 2016 Sportage will probably get some new color options, new-designed wheels and some other tweaks. On the other side, we expect that interior will stay the same, but some changes like new colors, materials and standard features are possible.
2016 Kia Sportage engines
When it is about engines, we expect that 2016 Kia Sportage will be offered with the same engines as current model. There will be several petrol and diesel units in offer. The petrol units are 1.6 liter, 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter engines. The most attractive will definitely be a version of 2.0 liter engine equipped with turbocharger, which outputs 260 horsepower. The diesel units are 1.7 liter (136 hp) and 2.0 liter (184 hp) CRDi turbodiesel engines. There are three transmissions in offer – 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-automatic gearbox.
2016 Kia Sportage release date and price
The 2016 Kia Sportage is expected to come in late 2015 with the price in range between 21.000 and 30.000 dollars.