2015 Kia Sportage Changes (Spy Photo)
The 2015 Kia Sportage is spotted with camo on, but there is enough of sufficient data necessary to conclude how it will look like. Although this vehicle is essentially a crossover, the manufacturer placed it in the SUV segment. No matter the precise taxonomy, the 2015 Kia Sportage changes are pretty obvious and advanced. The exterior of this compact SUV is altered in a modern manner. The rumors about the 2015 Sportage redesign claim that its face is reshaped thanks to a new grille and headlights. We don’t know the scale of this changes, so we can’t say at the moment is it just a slight refreshment or a serious redesign of the front-end. As far as we know, the body of this compact SUV is made using the more modern materials, which indicates the fuel economy and performance will be improved. The new aluminum rims will contribute to the overall appearance of the new Sportage.
2015 KIA SPORTAGE ENGINES, TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE
When talking about the powertrain, the 2015 Kia Sportage will have GDI and CRDi engines. The North American version will have an inline four-cylinder 2.4-liter GDI engine, which can deliver 182 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The power of this engine will be sent to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sportage fans in Canada will be able to get this compact SUV with a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine, which delivers 184 horsepower. Since the manufacturer hasn’t confirmed anything about the 2015 Kia Sportage powertrain, it would be advisable to take this information with a bit of skepticism. The rumors claim there will be a CRDi engine option, but it’s not clear will it be available in the U.S. and Canada. What we know for sure is the 2015 Sportage FWD will be standard, while the AWD will be an option.
THE INTERIOR OF THE 2015 KIA SPORTAGE
The 2015 Kia Sportage interior is changed, but the changes aren’t epic. The famous accessibility to all the five seats and comfort during the ride in a vehicle with high ground clearance provide the pleasant experience for the passengers. As for the gadgets news, there is a new entertainment system and a navigation system. The safety systems of this compact SUV are satisfying considering its market segment. There will be a sunroof as an option.
2015 KIA SPORTAGE PRICE AND RELEASE
The 2015 Kia Sportage debut will be by the end of this summer, and it will be available at the dealerships by the end of this year. The estimated price of the 2015 Sportage will be in the range between $23,000 and $30,000.