Published the first pictures of the updated crossover Kia SportageJanuary 13, 2021
The restyled KIA Sportage, which was presented in the fall of 2020 as a prototype with the Ice prefix, will soon be shown in a serial version. The first pictures of the “commodity” novelty for China on Tuesday, January 12, shared the local Ministry of Industry.
When considering the serial Sportage Ice as a whole, it is almost the same as the previously presented prototype, but it should be borne in mind that the concept was in the sports version of the GT Line, that is, certain differences in appearance are still present. For example, the production version has a different front bumper, a revised grille and a new KIA emblem, while unlike the concept model, it does not have bright orange accents.
After the update, the model will slightly add in size: it will become 70 mm longer, up to 4530 mm, and the height in versions with rails will increase by 5 mm, up to 1700 mm. The width and wheelbase did not change – they still reach 1850 and 2640 mm, respectively.
The interior of the novelty is still a mystery, while it can be assumed that there will be a modernized front panel, digital “tidy” and a touch screen of the infotainment complex with an increased diagonal. In addition, the flagship modifications should acquire adaptive cruise control.
At the moment, there is information about only one engine – we are talking about a 160-horsepower atmospheric unit with a volume of 2.0 liters. At the same time, it is not yet known with which transmission the new product will be offered.
In addition, some time ago it was reported that the South Korean companies KIA and Genesis are preparing the debut of electric crossovers in 2021. It should be emphasized that the official premiere of the serial version of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is also expected.
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