Having spawned over 4 generations, the Sportage has recently been spotted to receive a nip and tuck for 2019. Despite of the camouflage, the updated Kia Sportage 2019 can still be recognized with a number of changes though not really significant.
In particular, there has been an update to the design of the headlamps with the addition of new 4-point LED daytime running lamps in ice cube shape incorporated into the cluster. The fog lamps have also gone through revision and are now wrapped around with a new piece of plastic trim.
The fog lamps are now wrapped around with a new piece of plastic trim
Moving on to the side profile, while it comes as no surprise if the Korean marque has made no changes here, it is still expected that there will likely be a redesigned set of alloy wheels. Furthermore, the color palette also seems to get extended so as to offer customers with a wider range of choices.
The Kia Sportage 2019 facelift is expected to feature a redesigned set of alloy wheels
Upon further inspection at the back, we can also notice the updated rear bumper and refreshed tail lamps with an all-new premium graphics. Due to the cover, we can hardly see the familiar reflective red garnish connecting the two slim design tail lamps of the Kia Sportage. However, it is likely that this detail will stay unchanged.
The rear also gets some tweaks at the bumper and the taillights
Barring any shots for the interior, however, we don’t have much hope for significant interior updates as Kia didn’t even bother to keep the dashboard under cover. Anyway, there are probably some tweaks in terms of infotainment system, additional safety features and new upholstery options as well.
There might not be significant changes for the interior
According to latest car news, the Kia Sportage 2019 facelift might receive a hybrid 48-volt technology which is built with a view to improving fuel consumption and thus, reducing CO2 emissions.
It is expected that the updated Sportage will break cover at 2018 Paris Motor Show scheduled to take place in October.
The refreshed Sportage will be more fuel efficient with lower CO2 emissions
Since it first launch to the local market, the Sportage still remains a highly competitive crossover in its segment. If you are also interested in this small SUV, click here to find out in details what the Kia Sportage 2019 For Sale has to offer.
|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|
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.