Official … The New 2017 KIA Sportage

  • As an update to our post from September 2nd. … here’s more about the 2017 Kia Sportage’s official debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
  • We now can see the Sportage officially brought to life in Frankfurt
  • The European model’s powertrain options include …
    • two diesel four-cylinders … and …
    • two 1.6-liter gasoline four-cylinders
  • Of these four options, its most likely that the 1.6 T-GDI engine version will be available in North American models
  • This engine is the same 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder as in the closely related 2016 Hyundai Tucson
  • This European Sportage *
    • delivers 174 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque
    • a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
    • choice of front- and all-wheel drive 
    • 33 mpg highway
  • Needless to say, these specs may well change for the North American version
  • The North American spec’ Sportage is touted to make its bow at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November


It’s Officially Here … The New 2017 KIA Sportage 


  • The redesigned 2017 Kia Sportage showcases a rather belligerent grill and front end … and …
  • … a nicely rounded and streamlined rear end (that perhaps didn’t come out right)
  • Offering more cargo and passenger space, the new model also feature …
    • autonomous emergency braking
    • lane-departure warning … and …
    • rear cross-traffic alert
Sport Art ... Sportage
Sport Art … Sportage





Sport Art ... Sportage
Sport Art … Sportage

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