People who are very familiar with automobiles and their trends know very well that crossovers are the trend in the current year ie. 2015. This trend will not change in any appreciable extent as long as gasoline’s price is not increased exorbitantly by the Arab countries and the financiers continue to offer loans with easy terms and without any change in the present interest rates. Kia is well positioned to capitalize on the prevailing crossover trend by releasing its latest version 2017 Kia Sportage.
Kia has made a determined and dedicated effort to move forward and keep a step ahead of everyone else,as evidenced from its re-design of the Kia Sportage. The new Kia Sportage was unveiled in September this year in Frankfurt auto show; clearly testify this determination and its implementation. Its Latest infotainment system incorporated in 2017 Kia Sportage, with an eight inch screen brings both Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto easily into the interior of the this crowded compact SUV.
2017 Kia Sportage changes review
Kia has gone for meticulously detailed changes in its next generation car. The wheel base of the new vehicle stretches additionally by 1.6 inches, simultaneously thinning its C-pillars by 2.4 inches. 0.8 inches is added to the nose reducing the overhang by 0.4 inches. The incoming vehicle has a sunroof 4.1 inches longer. These changes are going to make it a super hit. Moving to the side profile one can see that the front windshield of the incoming vehicle has been raked a few degrees when compared to the outgoing vehicle. Instead of the earlier trapezoidal indent, the new sportage has a finely creased line that travels across both the doors. Taking hints from BMW, the incoming vehicle’s tail lights are pushed to sides to an upper position. The rear view mirrors have been shifted to the bottom corners. The bumper has an imitation diffuser underneath and there is a broad spoiler on top.
2017 Kia Sportage design
Now moving to the subjective realm we are brought to the 2017 Kia Sportage’s styling which is glorified largely not only in Germany, but also in US and Korea. The overall design is expensive looking and fresh. Only the headlights and the grills of the new Kia are questionable. Looking separately both of them is sporty and sleek, but the way they are arranged together causes concern.
2017 Kia Sportage interior
Kia’s press release in Frankfurt contains details of its interior measurements which clearly distinguishes how much the incoming vehicle’s interior is larger than the outgoings interior. Without any change in the ground clearance the cargo floor of the incoming vehicles 1.6 inches lower and the headroom is 0.2 inch up in the front and the difference increasing to 0.6 in the back. Front leg space is increased by 0.75 inches while the rear leg room is gained by 0.3 inch. Safety equipment’s in the vehicle has been increased considerably to make traveling in Kia sportage safer. They include facilities like warning on lane-departure,automated emergency breaking, automated high beams, cross-traffic alert in the rear etc.
2017 Kia Sportage price and release date
We will see on market this beauty at the end of 2016, and expecting the price about $22.500.
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