2017 Kia Sportage Release Date, Engine Specs

The upcoming 2017 Kia Sportage is anticipated to get a lot of refreshed features as it enters its fourth generation. These refreshed features are primarily expected to be inspired by the latest technologies. One area that is particularly expected to be improved is the exterior where the vehicle is anticipated to look more elegant. Luxury and comfort are also anticipated to be improved on the interior so it can compete efficiently with similar SUVs in the market. The engine comes with better powertrain and improved fuel efficiency which is meant to give users better driving experience.

2017 Kia Sportage front view

2017 Kia Sportage – Stylish Exterior Design:

This new 2017 Kia Sportage has kept Kia’s corporate nose which makes it unique when compared with similar SUVs in the market. The headlights have been raised where they are more visible and they are no longer integrated with the grille. This not only makes it look sleeker, but it also improves the effectiveness of these lights. Furthermore, these headlights use the most recent LED technology which enhances power efficiency. The front bumper has remained the same where it still houses the sleek fog lights. However, there are slight improvements on the air vents which are now able to take more cooling air. This compact crossover SUV also gets a higher belt line which makes it stand out and provides a bolder look. On the rear area, the rear door has been made longer as the tries to keep up with the market dynamics. The tail lights also come with a new elegant design that makes the new Sportage fit better in the market. The rear bumper is new and it houses the updated modern exhaust system. This 2017 Kia Sportage comes with upgraded suspension system and large 19 inches wheels which play a vital role in improving driving dynamics especially while driving off-road.

Inside the 2017 Kia Sportage, there are a variety of modern details which are specially designed to provide comfort and luxury. One of these features is an attractive black trim that covers most interior parts. The new Sportage 2017 comes with spacious seats which are all covered with leather and use the latest heating technology to improve comfort. Between the seats, there are cup holding spaces and all the seats come with safety belts and airbags for safety purposes. The dashboard has been refreshed to make it more interactive where the diverse features are better arranged. It also gets a modern three spoke steering wheel which is highly sensitive therefore giving the driver better control. On the interior, there is also an updated climate regulating unit that keeps the interior temperatures well-regulated. There is also a state of the art infotainment unit that can easily be connected with various modern gadgets through USB ports, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

2017 Kia Sportage interior

2017 Kia Sportage – Engine Specs:

The anticipate engine on 2017 Kia Sportage is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 cylinders direct injection unit with the ability to generate 240 HP. This engine is coupled with a six-speed automated transmission that is available on both two and four wheels drives. The fuel efficiency of this engine has been improved to allow owners save to more on fuel. The engine can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just six seconds and its top speed is 114 mph.

2017 Kia Sportage rear view

2017 Kia Sportage – Price and Expected Release Date:

This upcoming 2017 Kia Sportage is anticipated to be available in showrooms by the end of 2016 and its starting price is about $ 24,000. The 2016 version of this vehicle is among best-selling SUVs on the European car market.

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