2016 Kia Sportage Engine, Interior, Price

Recently Chinese magazines were all about the UDO (Unknown Driving Object) that had been spotted on several occasions. Well, the air has been cleared up; the object is undeniably the upcoming Kia Sportage. The 2016 Kia Sportage is set to be one of the finest crossover SUVs that have made it into the market in recent times. The car has caught the attention of auto enthusiasts all over the world. What is it that you can look forward to?

2016 Kia Sportage Front

2016 Kia Sportage Engine

Under the hood, the 2016 edition of the Sportage will offer several different options. These engine options have not really been confirmed but it is guaranteed that diversity will be part of the 2016 Kia Sportage. The most interesting rumor of all the engine types is that there is going to be a hybrid variant for this car. Kia officials have not confirmed this yet but since they have not refuted the claim it is best to believe it is there.

There will be a diesel engine and a petrol one as well. Diesel engines are growing in demand for the simple fact that diesel is cheaper than petrol and because the cars also have a tendency of being very strong. The base 2.4 liter direct-injection in-line four cylinder engine will spark up 182 horsepower. It is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

This is one of the few fuel efficient crossovers that are available. You will not have to worry about paying half the national debt to fuel the car. It has EPA ratings of 21 MPG in the city and 28 on the highways. The combined fuel economy rating is 25 MPG.

2016 Kia Sportage Rear

2016 Kia Sportage Exterior and Interior design

The exterior of the 2016 Kia Sportage is nicely structured and the design is one that will surely turn heads when you drive by. The car is slightly taller than the 2015 model not to mention larger. There will be room plenty enough to carry five grown adults very comfortably and safely. The car will offer extra side airbags and knee airbags for the driver and co-driver.

The auto dimming mirrors will make it easy to drive even when there are glaring lights from the car behind you. There are several other gadgets in the 2016 Kia Sportage that will make driving such an enjoyable activity.

2016 Kia Sportage Side

2016 Kia Sportage Release date and pricing

Auto enthusiasts can expect the 2016 Kia Sportage to be available in the market in no later than December of 2015. The car will be selling at a price in the bracket of $21,000 and $28,000. This is depending on the currency exchange rates at the time. There is thus a potential of the price soaring over to $30,000.

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