New spy shots of the 2018 Kia Sportage are out and we believe that unveiling of this model is approaching rapidly, considering the fact that this crossover is getting spotted each now and after that. This is still third generation of the SUV, and based on these photos, no major changes are going to become applied. Nevertheless, tiny changes are prepared, which might be satisfying to fans till new, redesigned model, and possibly new generation arrives. Spy shots are also telling that new Sportage crossover is in sophisticated stage of development, which heats the rumors about sooner release date than numerous enthusiasts have expected.
2018 Kia Sportage Changes
For new SUV, South Korean company ready minor changes, just to refresh the look of this crossover. On spy shots we can see some parts, but heavy camouflage kept most of it unseen. Given that this is one of the best-selling models, and major changes weren’t announced, we think overall look and size are going to be the identical as on existing vehicle. What may very well be new on 2018 Kia Sportage is grille, which is bigger. From this tiger nose grille, to new headlights and fog lights, it seems like crossover is slightly more aggressive. Form what we could see, some parts are comparable to KX3 platform, so we expect it to be utilised for upcoming vehicle.
2018 Kia Sportage Engine
Powertrains which are currently utilised for this SUV, are going to be rather tuned than redesigned. There are two engines, 1.6-l and 2.0-l units. Smaller sized petrol CRDi drivetrain can offer 136 hp. For new crossover, this number is going to be larger, as well as for 190 hp-rated diesel 2.0-l unit. Some new drivetrains are mentioned in gossips. Entry-level SUV could come with 1.2-l petrol unit. Top of the range may be 2.0-l T-DGI gasoline powertrain, with output of 250 hp. A 7-speed dual clutch transmission will likely be carried more than to 2018 Kia Sportage.
2018 Kia Sportage Release Date and Price
New 2018 Kia Sportage is scheduled for unveiling in second half of this year. Entry-level crossover won’t be a lot more expensive than vehicle that is now in showrooms. So, all fans really should prepare around $23,000 for it, or more if they want more power and more exclusive features.