Kia showed the basic versions of the updated SportageJuly 10, 2018
Until that time, only three photos of the updated cross in the top version of the GT-Line were distributed, now there were full-fledged photos.
Recall, the Korean manufacturer introduced restyling Kia Sportage at the end of May this year, although, as mentioned above, then we were shown only the “exported” version of the model. Now the Australian division of the brand announced the start of sales of SUV, accompanying this event with the publication of photo sets of different versions.
In the process of restyling, Sportage got a new bumper. At the front, the “slots” of the fog lamps have been redesigned and a decorative insert along the entire width has been added, and the radiator grille has acquired a new “texture”. In addition, the color scheme of the body was expanded and new wheel designs of 16-19 inches in size appeared.
In the car almost nothing has changed – the screen of the infotainment system has lost its frame, but has kept its size from 7 to 8 inches, depending on the version. Slightly updated steering wheel and added new finishing materials.
Updating the technical stuffing depends on the geography of sales. In the Australian market, the updated Sportage received an eight-speed automatic transmission and a diesel of 2.0 liters. For the European market, a new 1.6-liter turbodiesel is planned in two power variants (115 and 136 hp), instead of the former capacity of 1.7 liters, and a soft hybrid system with a starter generator and a 48-volt electrical system for versions with engines 2.0 CRDi.