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.
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?
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.