New spy shots of the 2018 Kia Sportage are out and we believe that unveiling of this model is approaching quick, given that this crossover is becoming spotted every single now and then. This is nevertheless third generation of the SUV, and according to these photos, no significant changes are going to be applied. Nevertheless, tiny changes are prepared, which may 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 many enthusiasts have anticipated.
2018 Kia Sportage Changes
For new SUV, South Korean company prepared 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. Because this is one of the best-selling models, and major changes were not announced, we think overall look and size are going to be the same as on current vehicle. What might be new on 2018 Kia Sportage is grille, which is larger. From this tiger nose grille, to new headlights and fog lights, it appears like crossover is slightly additional aggressive. Kind what we could see, some parts are comparable to KX3 platform, so we expect it to become used for upcoming vehicle.
2018 Kia Sportage Engine
Powertrains which are at present utilized 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 greater, too as for 190 hp-rated diesel 2.0-l unit. Some new drivetrains are mentioned in gossips. Entry-level SUV could include 1.2-l petrol unit. Top of the variety could possibly be 2.0-l T-DGI gasoline powertrain, with output of 250 hp. A 7-speed dual clutch transmission might 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 next year. Entry-level crossover will not be considerably more costly than vehicle that is now in showrooms. So, all fans really should prepare around $23,000 for it, or more if they want further power and a lot more exclusive features.