What Can We Expect with the New 2018 Kia Sportage Facelift?
Added: 11 June 2018
Like most manufacturers do at some stage, Kia have decided it’s time for a revamp of their superbly successful Sportage. With the introduction of a few subtle design tweaks, new technology and all-new powertrains, including a 48-volt mild hybrid, Kia have certainly done their best to improve on what was already their biggest seller in Britain without over-doing it.
With it expected to hit showrooms later on this Summer with a starting price of around £20,000 we thought we’d take you through what you can expect to see on the New 2018 Kia Sportage.
New 2018 Kia Sportage: Design Changes
Kia have made subtle design changes all over the exterior of the new Sportage including new front and rear bumpers, new headlights and an all-new taillight setup which features a full-width LED lighting bar that stretches across the full length of the tailgate. You can also anticipate a set of newly designed alloy wheel options available in 16, 17 and 19 inch sizes. There will also be five new exterior body paint colours to choose from. The GT-Line spec has been spoilt the most as it comes with a gloss black grille, more aggressive bodywork, lashings of chrome in the sills and also twin exhaust pipes.
On the inside you’ll find a new steering wheel and sitting directly beyond that a refreshed instrument cluster. You’ll also find a newly designed two-tone quality leather upholstery scheme throughout the cabin, but this only comes as an option and not as standard.
New 2018 Kia Sportage: Engines & Performance
The most significant update to the 2018 Sportage comes in the form of a new 48v mild hybrid system that spearheads a renewed engine line-up. There will be a new EcoDynamics+ 2.0-litre diesel that is assisted by a 48v battery system that supplements acceleration and also powers a starter generator unit, which means that CO2 emissions are reduced and fuel is saved. This replaces the 2.0-litre CRDi option.
The current 1.7-litre CRDi diesel engine is also to be replaced by a newer 1.6-litre unit that will have a choice of either 113bhp or 134bhp. The higher powered option is available with all-wheel-drive and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The 1.6-litre GDi petrol engines will go unchanged and will continue to go on sale in compliance of the Euro 6D emissions standards.
New 2018 Kia Sportage: Tech
New tech comes in the form of an upgraded adaptive cruise control system that has a stop and go function integrated. There will also be a 360-degree camera setup so you’ll have a convertible style all-round view. For even more safety Kia have added a new driver attention warning system. You’ll find a new infotainment display system too that has a floating eight-inch screen.
If you’d like to find out more about the New 2018 Kia Sportage then you can speak to one of our expert advisors using our online contact form here.
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