Kia introduced the fourth-generation Sportage back in the fall of 2015 so it comes as little surprise that the company is preparing a facelift for the popular crossover. According to most current spy-shoots, new 2019 Kia Sportage has numerous things to provide. Although existing model is under recent technology, the new model has some major and mentionable updates. This vehicle is more than routine compact SUV. Upgraded style and stronger performance are more than appealing. It has excellent value note with spacious interior and stylish exterior. Kia’s budget-friendly updates and warranty is also in basic bundle which we can expect. Producing the 4th generation of Korean brand makes an evidence of long-lasting quality and endurance.
2019 Kia Sportage Design
Just recently spotted undergoing testing, the facelifted model is heavily camouflaged but it appears to have new headlights with four circular daytime running lights. A closer assessment likewise exposes a customized front bumper with a broad strip of chrome trim. The air consumptions have also been altered and they are complimented by new fog lights.
While the doors are camouflaged on this particular model, previous spy photos have shown they won’t see any modifications. The same cannot be stated about the rear of the Sportage as the model has actually updated LED taillights. The rear bumper could also see some changes but it’s difficult to inform because of the camouflage.
2019 Kia Sportage Interior
It stays to be seen if there will be any significant interior changes however we can most likely anticipate the usual mid-cycle updates. These may consist of new upholstery, an updated infotainment system and modern-day driver support features. Ideally, Kia will likewise have the ability to add greater quality products and new switchgear.
2019 Kia Sportage Engine
Engine options stay unofficial however the US model is used with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 181 hp (135 kW) and 175 lb-ft (237 Nm) of torque. Customers can likewise buy the Sportage SX Turbo which has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with as much as 240 hp (179 kW) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque.
While the engines might carryover, the vice chairman of research and development for the Hyundai Motor Group recently said the company was working on a 48-volt mild-hybrid system for the model. Little is understood about the setup but it must improve fuel efficiency while likewise reducing emissions.
2019 Kia Sportage Price
The price of new 2019 Kia Sportage will depend on existing trim they are needed. The base LX trim with FWD is priced about $24,500 with plus $2,000 for AWD. With the upper trim plan, the Sportage EX with all extra features will cost about $27,200. For turbo engine specifications there is Sportage SX will go under $33,500 and with extra $1,500 there is the possibility of making an AWD on EX or SX. Regarding the structure and quality, as well as cost, new Kia is a good rival. Nevertheless, with no less quality, it can take on Honda CR-V and Subaru Forest. The Korean market is growing by every new arrival so we can expect last launching in 2019, although the present spy shots are still available in an existing year.