First look at the Kia Sportage

Frankfurt / Main, August 17, 2015

At the auto show, the IAA ( September 17 to 27 2015) Kia will introduce its new Sportage. Already now, the manufacturer has released the first sketches that give a foretaste of the fourth generation of the compact SUV.

Logo now on the hood

Although the drawings do not reveal much, but already show the new face. It is marked by Kia typical bone grille and large air intakes. The brand logo has migrated onto the hood. In conjunction with the narrow headlights reminiscent of the front end of the hood to the Porsche Cayenne. Whether that acts only on the sketch so, we will only find out in few weeks to Mass, when we see the Sportage live.

Consolidated sister also new

Its sister model, the Kia Sportage is the new Hyundai Tucson, the ix35 has replaced a few weeks ago. It can be assumed that takes the Sportage, the technique of Tucson. For him, two gasoline units ( 132 and 177 hp ) and three diesel engines are ( 116, 136 and 185 hp ) available. Here, the stronger of the two petrol engines is completely new, the 1.6 - liter turbo engine replaces the two-liter petrol from. In conjunction with all-wheel drive the four-cylinder can be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox for the first time . ( hd )