2016 Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage is one of the longest-running models from this Korean car maker. This compact crossover originally came in 1993 and so far we have seen three generations of this model. the current generation model was launched in 2010 and we expect to see a fourth-generation model next few years. There are some rumors that 2016 Sportage will come with many modifications, but we still don’t have information will this be a next-generation model or it will be only some kind of refreshment. In both cases, 2016 year model is expected to come with many improvements such as better look, interior and other.

2016 Kia Sportage front view

2016 Kia Sportage changes

The test mule has been spotted on the roads of China, but it isn’t quite for sure that this is a new Sportage or some other model. According to its look, there is a big possibility that it is exactly a 2016 Sportage. New model will come with many changes in visual appearance, according to what we have seen. Just like it is expected, most of the changes will be on the front end, but that doesn’t mean that rear of the car will be untouched. Beside new headlights, grille and front bumper, 2016 Kia Sportage will also feature modified taillights and rear bumper. When it is about interior, we expect to see pretty much unchanged design of the cabin, but we won’t be surprised if we see some new colors and materials and  also some new standard features.

2016 Kia Sportage side view

2016 Kia Sportage engine

According to rumors, we won’t see any changes, when it is about engines. The 2016 Kia Sportage with the same engine line-up as current model. It will be available both in petrol and diesel variants. When it is about petrol units, the most attractive will definitely be a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with 260 horses. Diesel unit is 2.0 liter CRDi turbodiesel engine with 184 hp. Transmission will also remain unchanged so 2016 Sportage will be available both with manual and automatic 6-speed gearbox.

2016 Kia Sportage rear view

2016 Kia Sportage release date and price

The 2016 Kia Sportage will come in late 2015 and it will go between 21.000 and 30.000 dollars.