Kia is coming up with the new generation Sportage which will be a fancy – looking compact crossover, expected to show up affluent interiors with ideal comfort, smart body styling and an expeditious performance range.
2018 Kia Sportage Engine
The Kia Sportage 2018 will be launched with a 2.4 liter DOHC inline four engine under its hood. Other optional engine would be a turbocharged 2.0 liter DOHC inline four. These will be coupled with a six speed automatic transmission and both front and all wheel drive platform. The 2.4 liter engine makes 181 horsepower and 175 pound feet of torque whereas the 2.0 liter engine makes 240 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque. The estimated fuel economy would be around 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highways. The 2018 Sportage will be launched in three trim levels: Base LX, EX and SX.
2018 Kia Sportage Exteriors
The Styling for the 2018 Kia Sportage has been contemporary. There are power folding exterior mirrors with built – in turn signals for the 2018 model. The front has been designed to attract with chrome grille, freshly shaped headlamps, LED foglamps and the body colored bumper. The 2018 Sportage would also offer a panoramic sunroof. There are not much modifications although for the upcoming model.
2018 Kia Sportage Interiors
The interiors of the Sportage would make use of cloth coverings with a fabric that is expected to resist stain and remains easy to clean. All seats would engross a heating system in the range topping SX model. The driver’s seat would sport a six way adjustable system for commodious fit. A 10 way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support will be offered as an option for the base model. The space quotient would be remarkably high for the passengers. However, the cargo space will be compromised and also taller persons might find it a little difficult at the rear seats because of the sloping roof and especially in presence of sunroof. In general, the cabin would remain plain and simple lending it a less chaotic look. The utility areas have soft cushioning over them for extra comfort. The centre stack has a mild orientation towards the driver making it much easier for the driver to approach. This arrangement makes the interiors feel peaceful and look pleasing. The infotainment system comprises of a 5.0 inch touchscreen as standard, upgrading to 7.0 to 8.0 inch in higher trims. This comes compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation, AUX, Bluetooth, USB port and Voice Recognition system.
2018 Kia Sportage Safety Features
How many airbags in 2018 Kia Sportage?
The advanced Airbag System in the 2018 Kia Sportage comprises of Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Dual Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags and Full – length Side Curtain Airbags for the protection of head and neck of the passengers on the seat seats during a side impact collision or a rollover.
Other safety Features
The other safety ensuing features engrossed in the Kia Sportage include Anti – Lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Electronic Brake – Force Distribution, Brake Assist System, Hill Start Control, Downhill Brake Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Rear Child Safety Door Locks. The Vehicle Stability Management System in the Kia Sportage takes the charge of steering control whenever needed, allowing the driver to regain control and maintaining the vehicle on the intended path at all times. Kia has provided all these features as standard in the Sportage.
2018 Kia Sportage Crash Test Rating – Safety Score?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Adinistration has awarded an overall 5 star rating to the 2018 Kia Sportage along with a 5 star rating in Side Crash test. However, the Frontal Crast teat and Rollover could only manage a 4 star rating from the NHTSA.