The future 2019 Kia Sportage compact SUV will join us with the new style and high-tech safety equipment. The new model will receive three versions: Sportage LX, Sportage EX and Sportage SX Turbo. It will also receive a host of updates to keep it with other subcompact SUVs on the market.
While thick black stripes conceal most of the front and rear parts, we can see new details on the 2019 Kia Sportage that distinguish it from the version currently on sale. The headlights are equipped with quad LED light emitting lights. only echo new models like the Cerato and upcoming Ceed, but also the Porsche portfolio. The fog lights and their envelopes also appear to have been revised, which also indicates a new bumper design. It’s harder to discern the changes at the rear, but there seems to be a new signature LED for the taillights and a revised rear bumper. This example seems to carry the more aggressive GT-Line diffuser type unit with dual exhaust. -outs.
There are no pictures of the cabin, but we are waiting for trim revisions and a new infotainment system, with the latest active security systems from the Korean brand.
The engine range is a complete mystery right now. However, Kia has suggested that a lightweight 48-volt hybrid system is under development. It also seems very likely that the 1.6 GDI base will be abandoned in favor of a turbocharged 1.4 unit.
Our spyshots showed a prototype with two large cutouts in the rear bumper but only a small muffler. This seems similar to the configuration of the European Kia Optima GT-Line, which is usually equipped with a 1.7-liter diesel engine. However, when the GT badge is “real”, the power is transmitted by a 2-liter turbo of 245 hp, which would be an impressive addition to the Sportage range.
The next Kia Sportage will enter production in 2018 with sales in the course of 2019. The 2019 Kia Sportage LX base model with front wheel will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of approximately $ 24,400. You have to pay $ 2,000 more if you want all-wheel drive.