2016 Kia Sportage: Prices, Release Date & Specs

2016 Kia Sportage is mentioned to be one of the best upcoming vehicles to be released in 2015 and even if it is not confirmed yet, many people seem more enthusiastic in waiting for this anticipated future car. Although the confirmation is still waited, people’s expectation towards this car is high enough and it is also reported that this becomes the next generation of Kia Sportage coming with the new technologies of powertrain; the good news is they are already revised. Take a look at some features reports that can give you an imagination about how the car will look and perform.

2016 Kia Sportage Presenting the More Attractive Exterior Look

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The manufacturer has not indeed stated anything yet about the car specifications and features, but there are always rumors that can help you to imagine how the vehicle’s look later. From the outside, it is said that look is more attractive because it is already through the redesigning process. The dimensions are even made newer with 174.8×64.3×73 inches which are the length, width, and height. Another excellent feature that you do not want to leave out is how it is completed with the new HID and LED daytime running lights that are more aggressive too.

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Still talking about the 2016 Kia Sportage exterior design, the bumpers may also make us curious about its size which is rumored to be increased while Kia has also already fixed the fog lamps for a better use and function. The attractiveness of the car is not only the previously mentioned ones because the reports also say that Kia might add chrome bezels and fame the windows along the entire length. From the reports, rather than saying the car has only been improved, it may be better to say that it has been changed.

Continuing the speculation about the outside part of the 2016 Kia Sportage, Kia might also not forget to offer the panoramic roofing as an optional and present the sleeker roof rails that become the highlight. You may be one of many Kia Sportage lovers expecting for the large LED lights existence and it seems to appear in its rear. It is also rumored that more than ten different shades of exterior are produced by the designers and the other important things here are that the vehicle may come with 18- and 16- inch alloy wheels as anticipated by you.

The new 2016 Kia Sportage appearance and shape improvement and some subtle change will catch your eyes. The higher-set headlights with a reshaped bonnet, a reshaped beltline and glasshouse, and window pillars designed much thinner are included in the tweaks that may become surprises for us. If you can see the entire front-end appearance of this vehicle, you will be able to assume that the treatment is mimicked here like what you have seen on the Kia KX3 concept in which the grille also sits wider and lower.

High-Quality Featured Kia Sportage Interior Design

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After reviewing a lot about the exterior design, it is the time for the 2016 Kia Sportage interior, Kia should make the features and components quality of the car improved more highly. The size of its dash board is designed with a 4.2-inch display panel, while for the seats, these should be more superior with the authentic leather as the cover coming together with the features modification so that the driver and passengers can feel more comfort. It is also better if the interior comes larger to accommodate more people.

People also keep questioning about the other features, like the entertainment features and protection features; hopefully, 2016 Kia Sportage is equipped with the high tech entertainment features this time along with the great-quality ample protection features. While for the automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, USB interface, and six audio speakers are included in the other interior alterations that have been speculated too. It is also highly expected that the control buttons are installed on the steering wheel in order to control audio and telephone, as well as switch modes; while both sides of the car’s doors are designed with square vents.

Aside from its bold signature, the LED tail-lights, it is highly expected that the newest model of Kia Sportage has a revised cabin design in which the touchscreen media systems will be included. It has been suggested that in terms of finishes and styling, there will be surprises as Kia takes a big step on the both points. It cannot be denied that the previous model is actually redesigned for the upcoming 2016 model; even it is also said that LeBron James has even been chosen by Kia management for the company ambassador with this kind of strategic move.

Speculated Performance, Fuel Economy and Kia Sportage’s Engine

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The excellent exterior design and the great-looking interior design of the 2016 Kia Sportage are not enough to be enjoyed; a car should have good machines supporting the best performance so that the driver and passengers can really take pleasure in their trip on the way. A number of engine options seem to be reported as well, but again, it is not confirmed yet so you may just be able to speculate it. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder with sixteen valves are mentioned to be included in the engines that are expected by many Kia’s products big fans.

The 2016 Kia Sportage engine that is previously mentioned engine might be able to generate 182 horses along with 177 pound per feet of torque and you can combine it with the six speed transmission system. Another option that you may also want to know is that 135 horsepower can be produced by a 6.0-liter GDI and this kind of capability should be true. Moreover, 115 horsepower is said to be generated by the ability of a 7.0-liter CRDI diesel that is offered by this new upcoming vehicle. Last option reported is that there is 136 horsepower can be produced by a 1.6 CRDI engine that might also be offered by Kia.

The Expected Release Date and Price Range

Once many reports and rumors are out, people are more curious about the release date and price range of this new Kia product as well apart from the true or fake information about the interior design, exterior design, and the machine performance. No need to ask why this car is expected to be announced soon because there are many good features and specs highly expected to appear when this vehicle is released. Even people get more excited when it is said that the car will be marketed and available in eleven colors.

There is too much tremendous help that the driver can obtain when driving with this new car; at least, it is what has been reported recently. Due to no release date information yet, the price range is also still estimated and even the precise explanation about the engine and powertrain changes is not available. However, Kia Sportage for the 2016 release is expected to have a hybrid variant when it comes to its model meaning the market target will also be wider since there are some people are attracted to this kind of car model to purchase.

To have a clearer imagination about the new Kia Sportage, you can simply go to the Kia Sportage image gallery 2016 model. For you who cannot wait anymore for the new model of Kia Sportage, just get more patience because the release date should be in the late 2015 which is often speculated; but the release may also not be this year and moved in early or mid 2016 instead. The great rivals of this car might be Nissan Qahqai and Hyundai iX35 if you observe the market.

As the official statement by Kia has not been made and shared, the estimation of price that you can get roughly is ranged from $20,000 to $30,000. However, the price may also be determined by the trim level as well so do not really focus on what rumors say and just wait for the 2016 Kia Sportage confirmation that should happen as soon as possible.