Kia Sportage 2018 facelift revealed at GIIAS 2018

Updated Nov 24, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

The Kia Sportage 2018 facelift now comes with new look, new engine, new tech and new infotainment.

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 Sportage 2018 facelift angular front

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.

Kia Sportage 2018 facelift front view

The car now comes adorned with tweaked front and rear lights

Kia Sportage 2018 facelift haedlamp

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.

Kia Sportage 2018 facelift dashboard area

The cabin receives just minor changes on its instrument cluster and steering wheel

Kia Sportage 2018 facelift dashboard

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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The Kia Sportage 2023 Philippines is a 5-seater compact crossover that is competing in the local market in its fourth-generation version. It is still unclear as to when will the fifth-gen arrive on our shores. In the local market, its sole available variant is the GT-line, which is priced at Php 1,820,000. Under the hood, the Sportage GT-Line uses a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine good for 182 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The said engine is then an eight-speed automatic gearbox. 

In terms of dimensions, the Sportage is 4,480 mm long, 1,855 mm wide, and 1,655 mm. It also comes with a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,670 mm and 172 mm, respectively. In the local market, the Korean compact crossover goes up against the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Subaru Forester.

₱ 1,820,000