South Korean carmaker Kia Corporation has taken the wraps off its new fifth generation Kia Sportage SUV. The company will launch Kia Corporation globally this year. The Kia Sportage SUV has been built in collaboration with Kia’s core global design network in the US, Germany, Korea and China. The company has given many major updates in its design and interior. The new Sportage SUV is the result of a collaborative effort by Kia. The new Sportage showcases an entirely new design based on the company’s new Opposites United philosophy. The rotund, partially framed frame has been given a sharp, futuristic facelift from the older model. The front end gets the company’s signature tiger-nosed grille with boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights and headlights that can remind customers of the Hyundai Creta.
Kia Sportage based on N3 platform
This car is based on the N3 platform. The car has been given bigger dimensions than the previous model. The car has a two-part tiger nose grille, with which the blacked out design has been used. Apart from this, DRLs with boomerang shape have also been given. Blacked out B pillar and 17/19 inch alloy wheels have been given in Kia Sportage.
Kia Sportage Exterior
Let us tell you that on the exterior of the car, as can be seen in the teaser image, it has a new headlamp with a sharp and sleek look, a wide front grille with the new Kia logo in the middle. The company has made its side and rear profile attractive sporty. At the rear, it gets a sloping rear windscreen along with a unique LED tail light.
Kia Sportage Interior
Talking about the interiors of Kia’s Sportage SUV, it has also been made quite attractive to look at. It gets a dual-screen dashboard, touchscreen infotainment system with digital instrument cluster. Apart from this, the dashboard of the passenger side has also been given excellent styling.
Kia Sportage Engine, drivetrain or performance
Though the Kia Sportage is offered with a choice of multiple engines globally, buyers in the Singapore market can get only one – the 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit with 153 hp and 192 Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels via a modern six-speed automatic transmission with three driving modes (Normal, Eco and Sport). The performance is substantial and 0 to 100 km/h takes 11 seconds, while its top speed is 200 km/h which are solid figures. This set up makes the Sportage a very good road car with decent performance and road holding. However, we think the Sportage has a lot of potential and could be a really good all-around vehicle if Kia decides to offer it with an all-wheel drive system that is available in some other markets.
Kia Sportage Safety Features
Kia has invested heavily in making the new Sportage structurally safer and stronger as well as installing the 6-airbag system inside. This SUV is considered to be one of the safest and most stable vehicles in its class.
Kia Sportage Car Price
However, it is too early to say anything about the pricing of the Kia Sportage ahead of the launch. No official announcement has been made by the company regarding the price of this car. But experts believe that the company can launch it between Rs 25 lakh.
If you are looking for a modern and well equipped SUV that will meet almost all your needs and be a dependable sidekick in everyday situations, then the Sportage is the perfect car for you. With spacious interiors and decent performance, great warranty and proven quality, this SUV is easily one of the best in its category.