Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 has become one of the richest in the car devices including presentation models leading manufacturers. Along with other members of the international popular car brands presentation of one of its key models hold and the South Korean company Kia. This is about popular compact crossover Kia Sportage, which will be presented in the fourth generation.
However, information about the new product came to be known before the appointed time, because the manufacturer, in order to further a larger increase of interest in the model, deliberately declassified appearance of the machine and its main technical specifications for a few weeks before the official announcement. Generational change has resulted in a radical change in the car’s image. Keeping the proportions, recognizable by the previous version of the crossover, Kia Sportage 2017 model year, an increase in size, has gained a new design exterior and interior was updated and revised technical component.
2017 Kia Sportage release date
The release date of 2017 model year Kia Sportage is expected on the last quarter of 2016.
Release date: late 2016
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2017 Kia Sportage price
The starting price for the basic trim of 2017 Kia Sportage is $ 24,000. Top-trim GT-line modification will cost around $ 33,000.
2017 Kia Sportage exterior
The front of the car looks quite boldly and, at least, unusual because of the “two-tier” design with a large grille, predatory gaze head optics and “trunk” LED foglights integrated into the front bumper.
The developers tried to make the exterior of Kia Sportage 4 generation sporty look by the use of sloping roof form, excessive window sill line and developed, like muscular, wheel arches, can accommodate wheels with tires up to the 19th dimension. Side doors are decorated with powerful forges, which, along with its stylish longitudinal ribs on the hood, forming a modern, dynamic, car design.
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2017 Kia Sportage dimensions
In the course of renovation 2017 Kia Sportage increased in length by adding 40 mm to the previous index. As a result, the distance between the edges of the bumpers was 4480 mm. The vehicle retains the overall dimensions width and height of 1855 mm and constituting 1,635 mm, respectively. A consequence of the increased length of the body become increased wheelbase car, add 30 mm. Now this figure is equal to 2670 mm.
2017 Kia Sportage interior
The style of decoration of the updated car’s interior matches the style of the older model – a crossover Kia Sorento Prime performed. Inside, 2016 Sportage is noteworthy stylish multifunction steering wheel and concise instrument combination that includes a relatively large on-board computer screen. Original but somewhat controversial decision to become a central location console, which developers have decided to expand the model to the driver’s side by 10 degrees. Crowned center console 7 inch (in a number of complete sets of 8-inch) screen multimedia unit. Lower of the console it takes the climate system control unit, and a few basic keys on-board functionality. The increase in wheelbase favorably affected the domestic interior dimensions. For the legs of the driver and front passenger added additional 19 mm, expanded space for riders second row. Thus, the distance over the heads of the rear passengers has increased by 16 mm.
The luggage compartment of the new-generation crossover is equal to 503 liters. The increase in this index on compared with the pre-reform model of almost 40 liters. However, underfloor luggage compartment, in case wheel damage, provides for a repair kit as a full-fledged “reserve” reduces trunk volume is 14 liters. Width of cargo area has increased by 35 mm, it has become more comfortable handling height, having decreased by 47 mm.
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2017 Kia Sportage specs
The line of new Kia motors Sportage 4 2017 combines two petrol and three diesel engines. Couple 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit with 16-valve timing system has direct fuel injection. Version atmospheric engine delivers maximum power of 132 hp, which gives the engine at 6300 r / min. Peak motor thrust is 161 Nm. Turbocharged version of the same petrol unit develops 177 hp power and torque of 265 Nm. In a couple of the proposed motor can order the installation of a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-range-robotized DCT dual-clutch unit.
The initial version of a crossover front-wheel axle, while the more expensive four-wheel drive modification received. The car is based on the same platform, an analog which is used in the production of Hyundai Tucson 2016. The suspension is made in the classic to the modern crossovers layout: McPherson strut front and multilink rear design. The only way the design during the upgrade crossover was seriously revised – the individual elements have been replaced, the work of others has undergone migration.
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2017 Kia Sportage GT line
For fans of “charged” version of the developers of cars offer a special package GT Line. A feature of this configuration is a special steering with variable steering rack teeth step, other suspension settings and more powerful brakes. It is expected that the sports version of the SUV. It will be driven 177-horsepower gasoline engine.
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