2016 Kia Sportage spotted ahead of Frankfurt debut
Source : 2016 Kia Sportage spotted ahead of Frankfurt debut
Next-generation Kia Sportage moves upmarket to fight Nissan Qashqai and also also also Honda CR-V, with KX3-inspired styling and also also also premium cabin
The next-generation Kia Sportage has again been spotted testing prior to its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September, with these latest pictures showing the vehicle’s redesigned front end.
brand-new air intakes can be seen inside car’s front bumper, a signficiant departure through the current car’s styling. in which’s already known the brand-new Sportage will take styling inspiration through 2014’s KX3 concept.
different styling features include Kia’s large ‘Tiger Nose’ grille, while the vehicle’s headlights also appear to have been redesigned. At the rear, the Sportage gets brand-new tail light designs and also also also is usually anticipated to receive a re-profiled rear bumper.
Kia’s SUV will move upmarket to fight rivals including the Nissan Qashqai, Honda CR-V and also also also Ford Kuga, with the most obvious area of improvement being its cabin. These spy images show the vehicle’s cockpit for once, revealing its redesigned centre console. Kia is usually also anticipated to fit a larger central infotainment screen, as well as using more high-quality materials inside – thus addressing one of our main criticisms of the current Sportage.
Under the bonnet, Kia has only confirmed in which a brand-new powertrain will be offered inside Sportage. This particular is usually unlikely to be a plug-in hybrid type, nevertheless could allude to either a pure EV variation (along the lines of the Soul EV) or to a downsized three-cylinder motor. Elsewhere, expect the current 1.6-litre petrol and also also also 1.7 and also also also 2.0-litre diesel options to be refined, increasing fuel economy and also also also reducing emissions.
The brand-new Kia Sportage is usually scheduled to come to market early in 2016. Ahead of the brand-new type going on sale, Kia has released a special run-out type, dubbed the Axis edition.
On sale This particular month and also also also limited to just 1200 units, the Axis edition is usually priced through £20,995 and also also also is usually geared toward business buyers, offering “many of the features of a high-grade Sportage for a mid-range cost.” Features of the Axis edition include LED lighting, a black leather Inside and also also also heated seats.
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