New images showing the exterior and interior of the 2016 Kia Sportage have emerged on Kia World. Kia is likely to reveal the new model online by the end of this month, says the website.
Public debut at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt.
Ahead of its public debut at the 2015 IAA in September, a pre-production prototype of the 2016 Kia Sportage has been spotted undisguised, revealing the final exterior design.
As expected, the Kia Sportage features an all new upright front end that is characterized by a large tiger nose grille and "ice cube" foglamps. The projector headlamps are swept back, and the engine hood gets subtle crease lines. At the back, it sports a pair of LED taillamps, shark fin antenna, roof spoiler, separate reverse light and turn indicators, and dual exhaust tips.
The interior has also been unveiled before, which depicts a premium design that is step-up from the basic look of the outgoing model. The steering wheel is similar to the unit in the new Kia Optima, and gets buttons for handsfree call functions, volume controls, and cruise control. Between the central HVAC vents is the 7-inch touchscreen display powered by a Kia's UVO infotainment system.
Under the hood, the fourth generation Kia Sportage will offer the all new 1.2 T-GDI turbo engine, a base 1.6 GDI, and a 1.7 CRDI diesel for the European market. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic or Kia’s new 7-speed DCT transmission.
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