2018-2019 Kia chose the International Motor Show in Frankfurt as a podium for the premiere of a new generation Sportage crossover.
In addition to the standard version of the SUV, Koreans also showed a top-end version of the Sportage GT Line, we see for the first time.
The most expensive version of the compact SUV has received a more sporty appearance with stylish lights “Ice Cube”, two pipe exhaust pipe, the lower front diffuser “under the metal”, stiffer suspension settings, as well as R-MDPS (optional for the standard Sportage) steering system.
What’s most important – GT Line is equipped with the exclusive 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine from the cee’d GT, developing 175 hp and 265 Nm of maximum torque.
The remaining units are available for the whole family Sportage, namely – 1.6-liter “aspirated” power of 130 hp and 161 Nm, 1.7-liter CRDi turbodiesel capacity of 113 hp and 2-liter diesel power in two versions – 134 hp (373 Nm) and 181 hp (400 Nm).
Transmission – 6-step “mechanics” or a 7-speed gearbox with two clutches.
It is also worth mentioning that a new generation of “Sporteydzh” will receive 503-liter boot (previously only 465 liters), wheels with a diameter of 16 to 19 inches, sound system JBL 320-watt 8-speaker, rear seats with heating and tiltable (23 up to 37 degrees), and a set of security systems – assistant store the selected lane, warning Congress of a band, monitoring blind spots and much more.
Sales of 2018-2019 Kia Sportage in Europe will start in the first quarter of .