Kia launches test assembly of the new Kia Sportage

Kia launches test assembly of the new Kia Sportage

February 23, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The updated Kia Sportage Ace crossover debuted at the November Guangzhou Auto Show. The new design has practically changed the car beyond recognition.

Kia has put the updated Sportage Ace on the conveyor in test mode. But the mass production of new items will be established only in April. This term is called the publication Autohome. In May, the updated cross will finally reach the “heavenly” car dealerships.

The production Sportage Ace for customers in China will receive a number of differences from the presented concept: a redesigned front bumper, as well as a new radiator grille with vertical stripes. The show car, by the way, showed a lattice with an original pattern resembling horizontal shading. In the sports version, the cross will acquire an orange decor and a special aerodynamic body kit.

The rear lights are borrowed from the current Sorento. The model name is located on the tailgate – these are large letters that immediately attract the attention of the beholder. Another innovation is the changed brand logo. After restyling, the cross has become a little larger. In length, he added seven centimeters – 4,530 mm (due to the new plastic “plumage”).

Inside the car, there is a digital dashboard, multimedia with a giant touchscreen and atmospheric lighting.

Under the hood of the crossover is a two-liter naturally aspirated engine that produces 160 hp. and working in conjunction with the 6АКПП, or a new 1.5-liter 200-horsepower turbo engine, in tandem with which the “robot” works. The first “pilot” crossovers have already been released: their assembly is managed by a joint venture between Kia and Dongfeng in China.

Meanwhile, KIA has unveiled the Light Tactical Cargo Truck armored SUV. Due to the universal architecture, such a machine can be used not only in the army, but also for civilian purposes.