2019 Kia Sportage is the SUV family which is refreshed and redesigned to give a complete new look. The current model is refreshed totally in order to meet some of the requirements of public. The next generation Kia Sportage was expected to be unveiled right after the 2017 Hyundai Tucson SUV made its debut. As for the current Kia Sportage, it has been around since 2011, while the 2019 Sportage is designated to mark the all-new generation of this popular SUV. Spy shots show that the testing of the 2019 Kia Sportage is well underway as being carried out.
2019 Kia Sportage Exterior and Interior Design
The 2019 Kia Sportage will definitely look nearly identical to the ongoing model, especially since this car has only been released for a few months now and a visual update would not make too much sense. The new Sportage has some real changes that can be found at its front where there are wraparound headlights, prominent fog lights and a large tiger nose grille to spice up on the exterior of this redesign. The Kia signature grille is lowly positioned thus giving us a hint that the brand new model will borrow some design components from the Kia KX3 model. We also expect the sportier version of the car to come with new 18 inch rims as standard. The new Sportage should make for a design seriously handsome car.
You have to do a little bit of imagining to see what might be under the covers, but it seems fair to say that Kia has gone the conservative route with this model. When the new Sportage 2019 does get released, you can full expect it to come with a fully redesigned interior and dashboard. The 2019 Sportage will feature a longer list of amenities, including a new touchscreen display with a backup camera and new leather upholstery as standard.
2019 Kia Sportage Release Date and Price
When it comes to the pricing, the base model should be around $23,000. For the higher trim levels the price will increase and will go up to $35,000. The exact price will be known closer to the start of sales of new items. Start of sales planned for the leadership of the new Sportage 2019 Kia Motors Corporation in Europe and Russia in October of next year.
2019 Kia Sportage Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood in the brand new automobile, the 2019 Kia Sportage Engine is expected to have an improved 1.6 liter Common Rail Direct Injection that will generate 136 hp. Also, there are expectations of a 2.0 liter CRDI for the diesel lineup that will give 190 horsepower. The top of model on the other hand will get a new 2.0 liter Gasoline Direct Inject inline 4. This will feature direct injection and a lot of new features, so the power will be around 245 horsepower, the torque will now be higher than 270 lb ft. Besides the standard 6 speed manual, a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox which should be really interesting to use, especially on the US market where these types of gearboxes are quite scarce for 2019 Kia Sportage.