2017 Kia Sportage Redesign and Price

Famous Korean manufacturer plans to seriously shake up the car market. Especially the part reserved for SUVs. The plan refers to the 2017 Kia Sportage.

About New 2017 Kia Sportage

From Kia for now come only positive reaction when we mention sales. Included is the quality with good value and plenty of equipment in the base model. It proved to be a winning combination for success. Kia Sportage for the first time appeared in 1993, with three-door and five-door. Since then, each generation records only success. When we look at the sales statistics of each month this year, it was sold more models of Kia then the previous year. In the first six months was sold 56,002 copies of this SUV, which is about 12% more than last year at the same time.


Exterior and Interior Design for 2017 Kia Sportage

With the new design and the idea that an SUV should look, the designer from Korea were pleasantly surprised by the whole world. Kia Sportage will be redesigned, modern with an aggressive performance. Dimensions are likely to be slightly reduced. According to unofficial announcements vehicle will be even lower, a wider and longer than the previous model. Inserted additional LED elements. This particularly refers to specific fog lights. Rectangular in shape and filled with square LED lights called “Ice Cube”. Displays the front part on a completely new way. The headlights are more aggressive with better light sources. The mask will still be equipped with chrome trim, in slightly altered form. Bodywork with five doors probably will be comprised of much better materials. Which will decrease the weight. With the new, attractive colors and a redesigned wheels, Kia Sportage fulfills everyone’s desires and needs.

2017 Kia Sportage - exterior

The interior is unique with all the elements of sporty elegance. Great comfort will be felt in the passenger area. But no less valuable luggage space could be increased. Smooth surfaces and functional style remain present. With the new center console, comes new technology and better equipment. It will probably be made of navigation System, air condition, good audio device with a DVD player, all necessary communication options and a lot more. Of course, for the management will be designed large touch screen in the center console. Cabin in the model Kia Sportage will still be able to accommodate five passengers. What is certain, is high comfort and good atmosphere during the trip. What has been announced from the company is better soundproofing of the cabin.

2017 Kia Sportage - interior

Engine Options for 2017 Kia Sportage





CITY / HWY mpg
1.6 L Turbo GDI
(USA market)
177 hp 195 lb/ ft 7 Speed Automatic Unknown
1.7 L Turbo Diesel
(EU market)
115 hp 207 lb/ft 6 Speed Automatic
6 Speed Manual
2.0 L Diesel 136 hp 275 lb/ft 6 Speed Automatic
6 Speed Manual

– Excellent engine response

– Low consumption

– Variable valve control

– Very quiet motor operation

– Start / Stop System

2017 Kia Sportage - engine

Safety Data and Equipment for 2017 Kia Sportage

Security checks were made on the previous generation of model Kia Sportage. The results are good but still need to put it all to a higher level. The new Sportage SUV will certainly be in addition to existing safety equipment, equipped with new security systems. What are that systems, no is accurate data. But we should expect the collision warning, pedestrian detection, Park Assist, airbags, cameras, sensors and much more.

On the test EURO NACAP’s, latest generation gets good reviews but also some objections. On the safety of the driver in a crash gets 93% out of 100%, 86% of children’s safety, on security and the detection of pedestrians slightly. Only 49% of which was the biggest complaint. In the end, gets 86% of the Safety Assist. Checks were carried out on the model Kia Sportage 2.0 Diesel, EX, LHD.

2017 Kia Sportage - safety

Competitors for 2017 Kia Sportage

Competition is really dangerous in the segment of SUVs. There are many high-quality and well-known manufacturers. As the main competitors stand out:

Mazda CX-5, Jeep Cherokee, Subaru Forester, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Jeep Wrangler and Toyota RAV4.

2017 Kia Sportage - competitors

Release Date and Price for 2017 Kia Sportage

At the Auto Show in Frankfurt was shown coming model Kia Sportage. Many were pleasantly surprised with the appearance and somewhat notable changes. Will drivers accept it remains to be seen. Time will show everything. When will the sale starts has not yet been published by the company Kia. Price will be much reduced but will not be the same. Yet, much has changed. The basic model could cost around $ 25,000.

2017 Kia Sportage - release date na dprice

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