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Expected Price:

 15.00 – 20.00 Lakh

Expected Launch Date:  Jan 2020


KIA Sportage Preview

The demand for SUVs in India has increased in the past few years, mainly with the introduction of compact SUVs in the market. There are many automakers who are trying to capitalize on the demand by introducing new SUVs and expanding their production capabilities. One of the world’s popular mid-size SUV, the Kia Sportage, is also preparing to eat a slice of this big pie.
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KIA Sportage Exterior

The Kia Sportage exterior will get a very confident stance and will look well proportioned from all angles. The front grille will be treated in high gloss black material, which will lend appeal to the styling. The major attractions at the exterior of the car will include features like Bi-Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, electrically-foldable ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, body-coloured outside door handles, roof rails, stylish alloy wheels, etc. The body cladding will run across the length of the car and will give it a butch feel. The rear end will boast of a roof-mounted spoiler and beautiful tail lamp assembly, which will intrude nicely into the boot lid. This SUV is expected to come with a wheelbase of 2,670 mm, and measure 4,480 mm in length, 1855 mm in width and 1,635 mm in height.
KIA Sportage Exterior

KIA Sportage Interior

The Kia Sportage interiors will be spacious and stylish with enough leg space, generous head space and excellent visibility. The seats will be extremely comfortable for long journeys and the driver might get electrically-adjustable seats with lumbar support. The dashboard will boast of great quality all over with excellent fit and finish. The boot will be decently sized and the rear seats would be flipped forward in 60:40 split format, aiding in practicality. The stylish instrument cluster may provide notifications of door ajar, fuel consumption, driver seat belt reminder, average speed and a few others.
KIA Sportage Interior
Some of the expected key Kia Sportage features include tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, panoramic sunroof, automatic headlight, electrically-adjustable ORVMs, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift, automatic climate control, multifunctional steering wheel, cruise control, adjustable driver seat, engine start/stop button with smart entry system, 8-speaker JBL premium sound system, touchscreen satellite navigation, Android auto and Apple CarPlay, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera system, etc., to name a few.

KIA Sportage Engine & Transmission

The Kia Sportage specifications would come with multiple powertrain options, but we can expect it to launch with a 2.0-liter CRDI diesel engine in India first, which will give an output of 184 bhp of peak power and 392 Nm of peak torque. It is believed that the SUV would be launched with both manual and automatic transmission options in India; however, things are not clear yet.

KIA Sportage Mileage

The Kia Sportage mileage for the 2.0 liter CRDI diesel engine is expected to deliver a real-world mileage of 15-16 kmpl. The accurate details regarding the mileage will be revealed once it hits the market.

KIA Sportage Braking and Safety

Kia Sportage braking system would get a range of active and passive safety features in the Indian market that may comprise of a plethora of airbags, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Downhill Brake Control (DBC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), ISOFIX child seat top tethers and Anchor fixings, all-round 3-point seatbelts, remote central door locking, advanced anti-theft system including immobilizer and alarm, child safety door locks, etc. All of this will contribute to the Kia Sportage’s five-star Euro NCAP rating.

KIA Sportage Performance and Handling

Kia Sportage will have an eager and responsive engine with barely any turbo lag and that will make it easy to drive in traffic. A slight tap on the accelerator would be required to move around at a decent pace. The transmission will offer smooth shifts and if needed would be shifted manually using the paddle shifters. Its tilt and telescopic adjustable steering is expected to be fairly light, and will respond instantly to the driver's directional inputs. The car will get an efficient braking and suspension mechanism, keeping it well balanced and stable at all times.

What do we think about KIA Sportage?

Kia Sportage is anticipated to be unmatched in terms of style, performance, technology, safety and comfort.
What do we think about KIA Sportage?

KIA Sportage Competitors

When launched, it will compete with the well-established rivals, like Hyundai Tucson, Tata Hexa, Mahindra XUV500, Honda CR-V, etc.

*All information provided for this model is for reference only. Actual specifications may vary at the time of the car launch


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  • What are the two small black lines on the front windshield of the Kia Sportage?

    Caroline Cottrell    2019-04-23

    We do not have information regarding this. Please contact your nearest Kia dealership and they will be able to assist you accordingly in this matter.   Read More

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  • Will KIA Sportage be available in Diesel and Automatic Variant?

    Durga Prasad    2019-03-02

    Kia Sportage is a compact Suv to be launched by the end of 2019. Sportage will be available in a 2.0 L diesel engine and will be offered in both Manual and automatic transmission.   Read More

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Kia Sportage- Things You Should Know


Come 2019 and Kia cars in India will become a common sight. Why? Well, that is when Kia, the Korean automobile manufacturer, will be debuting in India, or at least that is what auto aficionados are hoping. Kia has already announced that in 2019, it will be launching the SP Concept and another four models thereafter. A compact SUV will also be a part of the lineup.


The Korean carmaker is still trying to decide between Kia Sportage, Stonic and Grand Carnival. Most SUV lovers are hoping that it would be the Sportage that wins. If you are a part of the bandwagon that supports the Sportage, here are a few things that you should know about this SUV.


Looks Match the Name


When people check out the Kia Sportage images, they see a sporty look. It will come with the trademark Tiger Nose grille, which will be the focal point at the front of the car. On either side of the car will be large headlights to complete the sporty appearance of Kia Sportage. The slanting roofline and dual exhaust pipes will add to the sporty and athletic appearance of the vehicle.


The styling of the SUV will make most car lovers forget about the Kia Sportage price, which experts believe will be premium.


A Wide Choice of Engines


When the latest Kia Sportage was showcased, the automaker made sure that Kia Motors India price for the Sportage is justified. The Sportage is equipped with a range of engines choices, and in all probability, these engines will be available to Indian car owners.


The SUV will come with a 1.6-litre diesel engine that is capable of generating 115hp and 136hp. The vehicle still offers 1.6-litre turbo petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines. Experts believe that if the Sportage is introduced in the Indian market, it would probably have a 2.0-litre diesel engine as a standard with other engines as an option.


Technology Galore


Kia Sportage price may be worthwhile if the Indian version of the SUV has the technologies that were showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. In international markets, the Sportage has USB and Bluetooth connectivity. It also has cruise control and DAB radio as standard.


The high level trims come with a choice of 7.0-inch and 8.0-inch touchscreen to access the infotainment system, JBL sound system with eight speakers, reversing camera, LED fog lights at the front, 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof and reversing camera.


With so many things going for it, Kia Sportage will definitely be an SUV that will be greeted with excitement once it enters the Indian market in 2019. It offers something that other SUVs in India do not.



KIA Sportage – Frequently Asked Questions


1. What type of a vehicle is the Kia Sportage?

The Kia Sportage is a 5-seater compact crossover SUV that comes with a power 2.0-litre CRDI diesel engine. This model is a fourth-generation design. The company maintains that the contrasting sharp edges and the smooth surfaces are inspired by the designs of the modern fighter jets.


2. What type of engine is available in the Kia Sportage launched in India?

Globally, the Kia Sportage comes with three gasoline engine and one diesel engine option. The Indian version comes with a 2.0-litre CRDI engine that can produce an output of 184 bhp of peak power. One can expect this engine to deliver a mileage of 15 to 16 kmpl.


3. How is the exterior appearance of the Kia Sportage?

The Kia Sportage has a proportionate appearance that exudes tremendous confidence. The black material used for the designing of the front grill makes it stand apart from the crowd. This vehicle comes with excellent options like the Bi-Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, foldable ORVMs (Outer Rear View Mirrors) having turn indicators. The body-coloured handles give it a stylish look. The rear end consists of a roof-mounted spoiler and a beautiful tail-lamp assembly.


4. What are the dimensions of the Kia Sportage?

The Kia Sportage is a large vehicle having a length of 4,480 mm, a width of 1,855 mm and a height of 1,635 mm. The wheelbase of 2,670 mm complements the height of the vehicle perfectly. The highlight of the Kia Sportage is the extra-large boot with a capacity of 503 litres.


5. How does the Kia Sportage look from the interior?

The Kia Sportage has spacious interiors that offer sufficient leg room and headspace, and excellent visibility of the roads and traffic. The electrically adjustable seats with lumbar support are a unique feature as they make the vehicle comfortable to drive on long journeys. The car comes equipped with a high-quality dashboard and a stylish instrument cluster to facilitate safe driving. The tilt and telescopic steering wheel make driving a pleasure. Other notable features include a state-of-the-art sound system, touchscreen satellite navigation, engine start/stop function with a smart entry system and so on.


6. What are the safety features in the Kia Sportage?

The Kia Sportage is an extremely safe vehicle that comes with features like ABS (Anti-lock Brake System), EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution), ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with Downhill Brake Control and a host of others. The vehicle comes with airbags for all passengers and ISOFIX child seat top tethers, 3-point seatbelts, remote central locking and so on. All these features and much more have helped this vehicle gain the five-star NCAP rating.


7. Does the Kia Sportage have manual or automatic gears?

The Indian version of the Kia Sportage comes with both manual and automatic transmission systems. The transmission offers smooth shifts and has the manual paddle shifters, if necessary.


8. Does the Kia Sportage come with a 4-wheel drive?

Yes, all Kia SUVs come with all-wheel drive configurations. The Kia Sportage and Kia Sorento, both come with the conventional front-wheel-drive and the all-wheel-drive options.


9. Who makes the engines for Kia?

Kia is a reputed South Korean car manufacturing company in existence since 1944. It is a subsidiary of the Hyundai Automotive Group. Hyundai and Kia cars have similar engines designed by Hyundai.


10. Who are the immediate competitors for the Kia Sportage?

Kia Sportage is a powerful vehicle that compares on an equal footing with established SUVs like Hyundai Tucson, Tata Hexa, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass and Honda CRV.       


11. What is the expected price of Kia Sportage? 

Kia Sportage in India is expected to be priced between 15 lakh and 20 lakh. Click here to keep track of all the updates of Kia cars.