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.
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'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 all-new Kia Sportage 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.
The higer-power Sportage is equipped with 4 wheel drive system
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If you're tired of driving a vehicle that looks generic, we suggest you try out the all-new Kia Sportage. This compact crossover effortlessly stands out in 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.