As we anxiously await the release of the 2016 Kia Sportage, our hopes are that it will be a great machine. Already, rumors have spread all over that the 2016 Kia Sportage will be an improved edition of the on-sale model. According to Kia Motors, the upcoming Sportage will be launched with better features but with reduced feature variety. The said Kia Sportage will be constructed using high-grade materials and classic finishes all of which will make it look more modern and sporty. Since the materials used will be of light weight, the overall body weight is expected to decrease which in turn will guarantee reduction in fuel consumption.
Exterior and Interior Changes
As we talk now, Kia hasn’t provided much info about the new Kia Sportage. However, based on the rumors spreading around, 2016 Kia Sportage will suffer a variety of design changes. Its bumpers will be larger than that of its predecessor, roof rails restyled to look better while the lights will be covered with chrome grille. The lights will use the LED lighting technology. The preferred wheels will be of alloy materials and will range between 16 inches and 18 inches. The seats will be constructed from real leather and featured with adjustment options which guarantee improved comfort. This Kia Shortage is also expected to have a variety of high-end entertainment systems and protection equipment. There will be square vents, control buttons, switch modes among other control features to ease driving.
2016 Kia Sportage Engine Options
For all Kia Sportage lovers, here are various engine options for which you may decide to go for when you buy the 2016 Kia Sportage. The first engine option will be a 16-valved 2.4L 4-cylinder motor that outputs 177 pounds-feet of torque and 182 horses of power. Power from this engine will be transmitted via a 6-speed automatic transmission. You may also decide to choose the 6.0L GDI powertrain that makes 135 horses of power. The last two options are the 1.71L CRDI capable of outputting 115 BHP and the 2.0 CRDI making 136 BHP. Based on the info offered by Kia Motors, the new Sportage will be among the most fuel efficient crossovers with an estimated fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon city, 28 miles per gallon highway and 25 miles per gallon combined.
2016 Kia Sportage Release and Price
If you are fan of Kia Sportage but hasn’t heard or want to know about the release of 2016 Kia Sportage, you should worry no more since Kia is already said that they are likely to release this model either next year or 2016. Price should as well not worry you since our sources told us that the price for this model is expected to range between 21,000 dollars to 28,000 dollars.
2016 Kia Sportage Changes
In look of various aspects of the 2016 Kia Sportage, you can conclude that it does have a number of changes and improvements that make it better than its predecessor. The design and styling has been updated which resembles that of Sedona minivan. The engine technology is also updated making the new Sportage more efficient and powerful. It is as well rumored that the new Kia Sportage will come with a hybrid version.