Official announcement for the engine type of Kia Sportage 2018

Jul 27, 2018 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
Kia has unveiled more details surrounding Kia Sportage 2018, including its SmartStream engine.

Earlier this year, in May to be more specific, Kia Sportage 2018 has been revealed with some general information about its changes. However, the exact type of engine remains controversial till now. The Korean automaker just informed this newly restyled model would get various additions along with a 1.6L SmartStream diesel engine which is supposed to be the cleanest mill from this manufacturer.

Kia Sportage 2018 three-quarters look

The popular Kia Sportage is upgraded with a new 1.6L SmartStream engine

Compared to the previous versions using 1.7L CRDi engine, this latest Sportage will have better fuel efficiency, lighter weight (by up to 18 kg) thanks to the newly developed SmartStream and ITMS (Thermal Management System) technologies.

According to the latest car updates, Kia Sportage 2018 will be sold in its home market and also Europe, coming with 2 versions of 115 PS and 136 PS. While the latter can be paired with a 7-speed double-clutch gearbox and all-wheel driving system, front wheel drive with 6-speed manual transmission is applied to both variants.

Kia Sportage 2018 SmartStream engine

Kia Sportage 2018's new engine reduces its weight by 18 kg

With 1 liter of fuel, this 1.6 unit can run for 16.3 km. Its CO2 emission rate range from 126 g/km to 123 g/km with 115 PS and 136 PS models respectively.

One more choice for Kia fans is its 2.0L “R” diesel engine option plus a 48-volt mild-hybrid starter-generator. This Kia Sportage 2018 facelift goes with all-wheel drive system, mated to either 6-speed MT or 8-speed AT. It can reach up to 185 PS and max torque of 400 Nm while carbon dioxide emission rate is reduced by 4% in the WLTP lab test.

Interior dashboard of Kia Sportage 2018

The higer-power Sportage is equipped with 4 wheel drive system

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