4th Gen (2017 to Onwards)

  • Status Upcoming
  • Class Compact Crossover SUV
  • Layout Front-Engine, FWD
    Front-Engine, 4WD
  • Style 5-door SUV
The Kia Sportage is a compact crossover SUV built by the South Korean manufacturer Kia. Kia unveiled its newly redesigned Sportage at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2015, and brought it to market in 2016. The company said the contrasting sharp edges and smooth surfaces were inspired by modern fighter jets. There are three gasoline engines, as well as one diesel engine in the line-up. The gasoline options are a 1.6-liter, 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter, offering around 97 kW/161 Nm, 120 kW/200 Nm and 138 kW/241 Nm respectively, while the diesel is a 2.0-liter turbo that will produce around 135 kW/400 Nm. A 130 kW/265 Nm 1.6 T-GDi turbo-gasoline with an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, and a 136 kW/400Nm 2.0 R-Series diesel. Front and all-wheel drive configurations are available. The new Sportage is offered with three trim levels (LX, EX, and SX). Much like the previous model, it is available with two inline-four engine choices, a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter and a turbocharged 2.0-liter. The 2.4-liter produces 135 kW and 237 Nm, while the turbocharged engine makes 180 kW and 350 Nm, with small differences in performance dependent on whether FWD or AWD is configured. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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