A completely new generation Kia Sportage SUV is being developed under the codename QL. The new model will mark the beginning of a new, fourth generation of the popular crossover SUVs. All-new 2017 Kia Sportage will have an official premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Sales will start in late 2015 or early 2016. The new generation model is characterized by a large number of improvements, as well as a redesigned exterior.
Kia Motors has released official sketches of new generation models, and on the Internet are available and photos of vehicles that do not possess even a little camouflage. It is believed that the aforementioned photos represent test sample vehicles. However, according to official drawings of the company, it is clear that serial All-new 2017 Kia Sportage will be nearly identical as shown the test specimen.
All-new 2017 Kia Sportage Changes and Specs
The current model is present on the market since 2010. The South Korean company considered that their current model, is the most successful so far. So, the 2017 Sportage has a difficult task in front of it. If it fails to surpass its predecessor, it is expected that at least repeat the same result.
Let us remind, that the new Hyundai Tucson was presented in March 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show. This model has a significant impact on the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage. In fact, a great impact on the modernization of the interior in 2017 Sportage have new Tucson and the new Kia Optima models. Compared to the current model, 2017 model will have a significantly modernized and upgraded interior. Improvement of interior is related to a higher level of equipment, as higher levels of materials and workmanship.
As for the redesign of the vehicle’s exterior, the new design is inspired by Kia KX3 model. The biggest change in the design of the new model are noticeable at the front of the vehicle. These changes are noticeable in the form of more prominent Tiger nose grille and highly-mounted headlights. All-new 2017 Kia Sportage received the modified design of the rear lights. Compared to the current model, the tail lights in the new model will have a different design and different dimensions.
The new model will offer the upgraded engines. Gama engine will form gasoline engines with direct injection, as upgraded diesel engines. Some of the them, which will surely find on offer are upgraded 1.7-liter CRDi diesel engine and 1.6-liter T-GDI petrol engine. This petrol engine in the new Hyundai Tucson SUV develops 177 horsepower. Similar results are expected with all-new 2017 Kia Sportage. Another engine that could fill the bid is also 1.2-liter T-GDI petrol engine. With these engines will be offered, and the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
According to some information, the offer will include and 2017 Kia Sportage Sport model. This model represents the top offer of the new generation Sportage models. For its drive is in charge of the 2.0-liter T-GDI petrol engine with 245 horsepower. In addition to the strongest engine, the Sport version emphasizes the superior performance and the highest level of equipment compared to the other versions of the model.