Recently, the Kia Sportage 2019 facelift has been caught in Nurburgring, just a few weeks after being spied in its home market. The 4th-gen SUV is said to receive a number of changes that mainly focus on its aesthetic.
Recently, spy photos of the Kia Sportage 2019 facelift has surfaced again on Paultan.org
Although wearing heavy camouflage, the Kia Sportage 2019 was still spotted to feature new taillights and headlights. Especially, the headlights receive a completely new design featuring 4-point LED DRLs that look pretty similar to the Porsche’s.
The headlights receive a completely new design featuring 4-point LED DRLs
Moving to the rear, the tail lamps look much glossier than those of the current units, having LED borders around and dotted strips at the center.
Additionally, the Kia Sportage 2019 for sale is expected to get fresh rear and front bumpers, more options for wheels and a redesigned interior with upgraded materials and decors.
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The tail lamps look much glossier than those of the current units
When it comes to the engines, the facelift is predicted to be powered by a naturally-aspirated turbocharged powertrain which is likely a 2.4, 2.0 or 1.6L, maybe along with a 2.0L turbodiesel or a 1.7L unit. Options for the transmissions still include a 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
In the Philippines, the Kia Sportage's price is slightly increased due to the new excise taxes. Find below the latest price list for the Kia Sportage 2018:
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|Kia Sportage 2.0L 4x2 SL AT GAS||P1,245,000||P1,275,000||P30,000|
|Kia Sportage 2.0L 4x2 SL AT DSL||P1,395,000||P1,475,000||P80,000|
|Kia Sportage 2.0L 4x2 GT-Line DSL||P1,725,000||P1,745,000||P20,000|
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Know more about Kia Sportage 2023
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.