2017 Kia Sportage – 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Live

Posted on: Sep 15, 2015 - 6:53pm IST

Gets a bold makeover to the front- and rear-end.

At the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt, the fourth generation 2017 Kia Sportage has made its world debut today. It is expected to be the first model to roll-out of Kia’s new plant in Mexico.

2017 Kia Sportage front three quarter at IAA 2015

The exterior of the Kia Sportage draws heavy influence from the Chinese-spec Kia KX3 Concept. Characteristic features include a ‘tiger-nose’ grille, swept-back projector headlamps, ‘ice-cube’ foglamps, LED tail lamps joined by a chrome strip, shark-fin antenna, roof spoiler, and dual exhaust tips.

2017 Kia Sportage rear three quarter at IAA 2015

The 2017 Kia Sportage claims to have Kia’s “most refined, highest-quality cabin to date”. The dashboard follows a contemporary and horizontal styling, while the center console is angled towards driver. It gets redesigned seats, metal trim blended with soft-touch materials. As for equipment, it features wireless phone charging, 7-inch screen for Kia’s UVO infotainment system, and ambient lighting.

2017 Kia Sportage dashboard interior at IAA 2015

The engine lineup will comprise of two petrol options and one diesel engine. The petrol units are a 1.2 T-GDi turbo and 1.6 GDi, while the diesel mill will mostly be a 1.7 CRDi unit. These engines are coupled to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions, while a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox is also offered in the 1.2L option. An AWD system will also be available as optional equipment.

2017 Kia Sportage at the 2015 IAA – Image Gallery

2017 Kia Sportage unveiled at IAA 2015 – Press Release

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2017 Kia Sportage for Europe – Press Release

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