The 2017 Kia Sportage is the latest generation of the popular sport utility vehicle that is currently in its final testing phase. The precise specifications of the vehicle have yet to be fully revealed by the automaker, but there are some things that have been made known. Through a number of feature leaks and spy photos there has been some light shined onto what consumers can begin to expect in regards to the popular sport utility vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle will be offered to consumers in three trim levels that include the following: the EX, the SX and the LX.
2017 Kia Sportage Engine Specs
More than likely, according to industry insiders, the new 2017 Kia Sportage will offer consumer an option of two engines. The base unit option may very well be in the form of a four cylinder, direct fuel injected 2.4 liter engine that is able to deliver an output of upwards of 182 horsepower and 177 pounds per feet of torque. Another option is said to be that of a turbo charges four cylinder 2.0 liter CRDi engine that is able to deliver upwards of 260 horsepower and 269 pounds per feet of torque. In addition to the gasoline engines, it is said that Kia will be offering a hybrid variant for this model. The unit options will find themselves mated with an automatic six speed transmission and coupled with either all-wheel drive or front wheel drive.
2017 Kia Sportage Exterior and Interior
The exterior of the 2017 Kia Sportage will be much stronger on terms of the build quality of the vehicle as compared to other options within the segment. The strength of the body has been molded into a streamlined beauty of an automobile. The headlight clusters as well as the turn signals and tail lights will now feature LED technology. Moreover, this vehicle is set to be the most attractive within its line to date.
The interior will afford consumers with an audio system that can be controlled from the steering wheel alongside of Bluetooth connectivity and more. The seating is said to be quite comfortable and will allow for folding and reclining. Unfortunately, there are reports that indicate that unlike others within its segment, the Sportage will not have seating that will be multi directional. There are a number of rumors swarming about indicating that the automaker will include a glass window partition that will separate the front row of seating from the rear rows. Should this be true, it would be an option made available to a small portion of consumers that would require an enhanced amount of privacy. The 10 inch TFT display will now be replaced with an upgraded LCD touch screen that will host both the navigation and entertainment systems. The revamped 2017 Kia Sportage will present as an incredible option even at its base for consumers once it is released into the market.
2017 Kia Sportage Release Date and Price
According to an announcement from the Korean automaker, consumers can expect the 2017 Kia Sportage to be released in June 2017. The base pricing is said to be within the comfortable neighborhood of $26,000. Avid fans of the vehicle are sure to be counting down until the release of the popular crossover vehicle.