Although Kia hasn’t been in attention at Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2018, it still gives the event a bit disclosure about the Kia Sportage 2018 facelift.
First unveiled in May, the revamped Sportage is reported to receive a set of new features including powertrain, infotainment and safety technologies and most noticeably, a fresher look.
Kia gives the GIIAS a bit disclosure about the Sportage 2018 facelift
Walking around, the car now comes adorned with tweaked front and rear lights, new 4-point LED daytime running lamps which are also seen in the new Ceed and Cerato. For instance, the Sportage GT-Line version here gets a silver and black skid plate, a black radiator grille and dark chrome inserts on the rear tailgate and side sills.
Additionally, all versions come equipped with fresh 16 and 17’’ wheels, a dual-exhaust rear valance and redesigned ‘ice cube’ LED fog lights. Inside, the cabin receives just minor changes on its instrument cluster and steering wheel.
The car now comes adorned with tweaked front and rear lights
It has new 4-point LED daytime running lamps
Under the hood, the European-spec Kia Sportage 2018 facelift is now powered by a new 48V diesel EcoDynamics+ mild-hybrid engine which is a combination between a mild-hybrid starter-generator and a 48 V battery. Thanks to the improvement in the engine ‘off time’ and acceleration, the new Sportage now generates 4% lower CO2 emissions. The engine works in a conjunction with a newly-equipped 8-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission.
For international markets, the 2.0L 182 hp/400 Nm diesel engine is now mated to a fresh 8-speed automatic transmission and driven by a front-wheel-drive system.
Besides, the Kia Sportage 2018 facelift for South Korea and Europe is equipped with a new 1.6L ‘U3’ turbodiesel engine of which output figure is claimed at 136 PS. The unit comes featured with ‘SmartStream’ technology - the so-called cleanest powertrain till date of the Korean car manufacturer, a 6-speed manual transmission and a front-wheel-drive system as standard. Moreover, a 7-speed double-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system are also available. There are no changes for the petrol engine line-up.
The cabin receives just minor changes on its instrument cluster and steering wheel
Buyers can enjoy fresh infotainment systems on the refreshed Sportage
According to the latest car news, the Kia Sportage 2018 facelift is added with newest advanced driving assistance systems of Kia, consisting of Driver Attention Warning, Surround View Monitor and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go. Buyers can now enjoy fresh infotainment systems including a new ‘frameless’ 8.0’’ infotainment system or a 7.0’’ touchscreen.
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If you're tired of driving a vehicle that looks generic, we suggest you try out the Sportage. Made by South Korean multinational automaker Kia, this compact crossover effortlessly stands out on the road thanks to its classy and sporty vibe matched with a distinct individuality. Whether you're going to an urban or rural place, this versatile vehicle can perform as it built with innovations inside and out. Locally, the variants available are the Kia Sportage 2.0L 4x2 LX AT Gas, the Kia Sportage 2.0L 4x2 LX AT Dsl, and the Kia Sportage 2.0L 4x2 GT - Line AT. It comes in Black Cherry, Snow White Pearl, Petina Bronze, Sparkling Silver, Mineral Silver, Mercury Blue, and Fiery Red.