Kia released the first official information on the 2019 Sportage, ahead of its autumn launch. As expected, highlights include the addition of a new 2.0-liter diesel mild-hybrid powertrain, as well as a new 1.6-liter diesel unit that’s claiming to be “the cleanest diesel engine Kia has ever made”. Other revisions include subtle updates to the Sportage’s design, including new front and rear bumpers, redesigned front and rear lamps, revised ‘ice cube’ LED fog lamps and new wheel designs (16 up to 19 inches). Kia will also add five new paint options, with GT-Line models set to get a gloss black hot-stamped radiator grille, gloss black and silver skid plates and dual exhausts, among others. The interior of the facelifted Kia Sportage now features a new steering wheel, a revised instrument cluster and a new two-tone upholstery. The safety kit list includes Kia’s latest driving assistance systems, including Smart Cruise Control with Stop&Go, an … [Read more...] about 2019 Kia Sportage Revealed With New Mild-Hybrid And Diesel Powertrains
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Click to enlarge We’ve seen it undisguised, and read about its new diesel mild-hybrid powertrain – now the Kia Sportage facelift is officially unveiled, slightly less than three years after the fourth-gen QL made its debut. The refreshed SUV also gets a lightly altered appearance plus new safety and infotainment tech. There are front and rear bumpers, as well as redesigned front and rear lamps. The ‘eyes’ have four-point LED daytime running lights, similar to the new Cerato and Ceed. The GT-Line, seen here, comes with a gloss black hot-stamped radiator grille, a gloss black and silver skid plate, and dark chrome inserts on the side sills and rear tailgate. The GT-Line’s unique 19-inch alloys have been redesigned (new 16- and 17-inch wheels for the other trim levels), and all models are fitted with a dual-exhaust rear valance (look closely and you’ll see the real tailpipe jutting out below the bumper) plus revised ‘ice cube’ LED fog … [Read more...] about Kia Sportage facelift revealed, with diesel mild hybrid
The facelifted Kia Sportage may be due out at the Paris Motor Show in October, but we don’t have to wait to get a full look at the changes, as our spy photographers have caught the refreshed SUV completely undisguised – both inside and out. Changes are clear to see at the front, where you’ll find new headlights with four-point LED daytime running lights, similar to the new Cerato and Ceed. This GT Line model also sports a revised front bumper design with larger arrow-shaped surrounds for the signature “ice cube” fog lights (which themselves have been redesigned), joined together by a slim chrome trim piece. The grille gets a new insert with T-shaped studs. At the rear are new LED tail lights with C-shaped light guides, new rear fog light, reverse light and indicator assemblies, a chrome strip mirroring the front and new skid plates with dual integrated oval exhaust tips. Those tips are fake, however – look closely and you’ll see the real … [Read more...] about SPYSHOTS: Kia Sportage facelift caught undisguised!
As the 2019 Kia Sportage’s testing continues, another batch of spy shots from South Korea surface online, courtesy instiz. Introduced in 2015, the fourth generation Kia Sportage will receive minor cosmetic changes this year. Exterior enhancements would include tweaked headlamps with full-LED lighting, revised tiger nose grille and lower air intake, restyled bumpers, new alloy wheels and new LED tail lamps. Inside, the 2019 Kia Sportage may feature new upholstery and a redesigned centre console with a floating touchscreen infotainment system. The Kia Sportage comes with petrol and diesel engines, in 1.6-litre to 2.4-litre capacities. With the facelift, it may gain new 1.6-litre diesel engines as a replacement for its 1.7-litre diesel engines. The 6-speed automatic transmission in its 2.0-litre diesel engine model may be superceed by the new 8-speed automatic transmission. Then is the possibility of the new Smart Stream engine and transmission making its way to the C-SUV. Hyundai … [Read more...] about 2019 Kia Sportage (facelift) spied on South Korean roads again
2019 KIA Sportage Release Date, Changes – The following compact 2019 Kia Sportage SUV will come with the brand new style and excessive-tech protection equipment. the brand new version will acquire 3 variations: Sportage LX, Sportage EX, and Sportage SX faster. you’ll additionally receive a sequence of updates to maintain it with different subcompact SUVs inside the market. 2019 KIA Sportage Changes There is a high probability that the new Sportage has a completely redesigned grille. When it comes to designing this compact SUV, many car enthusiasts have pointed out that they do not like the grill. Although it is a distinctive Kia design and looks good for models like Ceed or Optima, this mask simply does not leave enough room for the SUV model. In addition to that, the front bumper will also be redesigned, while the back of this Kia crossover will remain the same. With this new grid design, the new 2019 Kia Sportage will have a completely different design and this will be … [Read more...] about 2019 KIA Sportage Release Date, Changes