KIA began selling the cheap version of the Sportage crossoverMarch 6, 2019
Crossover KIA Sportage 2019 model year, received an economical turbo engine went on sale today, March 6. The car was created for the Chinese market.
It is noteworthy that even though we are talking about the version of the 2019 crossover model year, in fact it is a completely different car – not the one that is known to the whole world as the current generation of cars. Automaker new positioned as a budget alternative to the global version of the Sportage (Kia KX5). The car was taken as a base in 2010, which was subsequently heavily modernized both externally and internally. The machine is designed for car enthusiasts from China.
Compared to the global version of the compact crossover, the new version has slightly different dimensions. The length is 4,460 mm, the width is 1,850 mm, the height is 1,670 mm, the size of the wheelbase is 2,640 mm, and the ground clearance is 182 mm.
Among other things, affordable, the car makes a 1.4-liter turbo engine, designed for a maximum power of 140 hp (242 Nm).
It is connected to a 7-step preselective “robot”. Standardly, the car comes with front-wheel drive, but for an extra charge you can also purchase all-wheel drive. According to representatives of the brand, with the new engine, the crossover will spend 6.3 liters of fuel per 100 km.
The interior of the 2019 model alternative crossover boasts a combination of trim with red accents, a new generation infotainment system, a panoramic roof, digital dashboard seats, as well as security systems and driver assistance.
The minimum price for the Chinese version of the crossover KIA Sportage with the new engine is 137,900 yuan
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