The Korean automaker Kia has set decisively grow in Europe with a clear strategy of constant renewal of product and are getting into. In fact, the growth figures prove him right, always grow faster than the overall market figures. But in Spain this circumstance is already overwhelming, with growth in 2015 of 37% over the previous year.
Oddly enough, the Sportage is Kia’s best-selling car for the last time. One in three cars sold is a Kia Sportage
Therefore, and as it was marked on your calendar, now in early 2016 renew its compact crossover Sportage to launch its fourth generation , which may seem almost impossible for the excellent acceptance that has had its previous generation resulting in the Kia’s best-selling in recent years and the second best-selling compact SUV in 2015, improvement in all aspects … This fourth generation of the Sportage is more attractive on the outside and inside, more sophisticated in terms of technology applied and m ore equipped in terms of comfort and safety. Besides engines optimize their balance of performance and efficiency are more economical and ecological.
Refined and powerful design
of the hand of chief in Europe, Peter Schreyer, designer d has emerged much more attractive and poised esign than the previous generation, highlighting the combination of flowing lines with other very noticeable that transmit greater aplomb. The most attractive of the new Sportage are itstremendous wheel arches convey a sense of strength and outstanding sportsmanship, in combination with a carrier delayed achieved by a front overhang increased by 20 mm and the rear reduced by 10 mm. The c apo marking and high gain much prominence to the longitudinal lines that run it, to match the elongated optical reaching of the hood. Given the high hood, grille-style “tiger-nose” has become wider and vertical.
The view side is characterized by its huge wheel arches that give more packing to the compact SUV family and house wheels 16 and 17 inches in conventional versions, which add a lovely view of 19-inch version GT line . The rear meanwhile boasts more horizontal lines looking to broaden its imagewith a stylish chrome strip that runs along the back between the lower positioned optical and illuminated by LED. A revised bumpers incorporating turn signal light and reversing get more visual weight behind.
Versions GT Line sports-oriented, available for the first time Sportage, provide even more design details , such as lights type LED lights as four ice cubes inspired by the pro_cee’d GT or the rear double separate exhaust outlet and rear diffuser metallic type.
It grows in length and wheelbase, keeping width and height, looking to improve the space for passengers and cargo to be up to 503 liters
In size it has grown by 40 mm in length up to 4.480 meters and the battle has increased by 30 mm to 2.670 meters , with an attractive roof line descending towards the rear.
Inner aspect of higher perceived quality
The inside brings one of the biggest changes the model, much more sophisticated and significantly improving the perceived quality . The dashboard is now facing the driver and breaks the verticality of its predecessor to become more broad horizontal combining soft touch plastics withmetal surfaces that give it sophistication and elegance. In general a more upscale atmosphere, reinforced by a good interior soundproofing is perceived.
Almost all comfort functions are now centralized in the new touchscreen infotainment and navigation system , facilitating handling and providing a more ergonomic position.
As for the interior , has been strengthened by increasing the functionality of the battle in 30 mm, getting expand the space for passengers in all dimensions , perceptible mainly in the rear seats more available height and legroom . They also enjoy reclining backs on 7 points. The cargo spaceboot has increased to 503 liters .
2016 Kia Sportage : More powerful and efficient propellants
for the new Sportage designed several drive units more efficient and social benefits . New engines compliant Euro 6 , offering better performance figures. The offer is wide in gasoline and diesel engines and some of them are revised to reduce noise levels and fuel economy.
In gasoline we found a 1.6 GDI direct injection that develops 132 hp of power and torque of 161 Nm of torque, while for versions include GT Line the same engine turbocharged 1.6 T-GDI to deliver 177 hp and a couple engine 265 Nm available between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm, achieving a great balance between performance and fuel consumption brilliant content ranging from 6.3 litrosa 100 km of the small motor to 7.3 the most powerful.
The diesel are the fundamental heart of the Sportage, figuring the familiar and surprising 1.7 CRDi 115 hp noted for its elasticity and an improved 2.0 CRDi with two scales of power, 136 hp with 373 Nm of torque and 185 hp with 400 Nm of torque, both combined with sports GT Line versions. The amounts are in a more than respectable 4.7 liters per 100 km with 115 hp engine, while van on large engine of 185 hp up to 6.3 liters per 100 km with automatic transmission.
The transmissions available are three, one 6-speed manual standard across the range, automaticalso 6-speed for diesel 2.0 CRDi 185 hp and innovative dual-clutch automatic transmission and seven-speed DCT associated only engine most powerful petrol 1.6 T-GDI 177 hp .
Watch for our safety from a more rigid chassis and frame, which significantly improve the comportameinto up many new systems driving aid
A level performance and safety is perceived a set of stiffer chassis and frame , clearly visible when driving, mainly fast, and recommended when facing an emergency or to manage an accident.This is demonstrated by the five star in studies of EuroNCAP , more demanding than ever, to take center stage in the new high-strength steels for the frame and a system of independent suspension on all four wheels revised to achieve the best dynamic quality.
Also play numerous active and passive safety devices incorporating the new Sportage, as at 6 airbags and anchoring Isofix in the rear seats, or systems driving aid as the system Stability Management VSM to help heavy braking in a curve in combination with the ESP stability controland electric power steering. Optional systems are available as Brake Assist Emergency , AssistantTrack Maintenance , Adaptive Lighting , Recognition Traffic Sign Detection, blind spots or systemRear Traffic Alert .
Levels of finish for the new Sportage are five: Basic, Concept, Drive, Emotion and GT Line , already quite full from the finish Basic associated only to the small gasoline engine of 132 hp. This finish includes 16-inch wheels, electric mirrors, all systems of driving assistance, Bluetooth connection and air conditioning. Drive will be much more balanced with relevant standard features. The versions equipped GT Line , available only with more powerful engines, can be combined with the changeDCT drive and 4×4 , while the rest will go with 6-speed manual gearbox and 4×2.
The, excluding PIVE, discounts for all versions of the model varies between 4,500 euros and over 5,000 euros
On sale in Spain the first of March 2016 , is ready to order about prices ranging gasoline from the 22,850 officers euros for Sportage 1.6 GDI 132 hp Basic , which every discount excluding PIVE they can stay in 18,002 euros , to 36,400 euros of the 1.6 T-GDI 177 hp 4×4 DCT GT Line which can be in 31,360 euros . In diesel , part of the 25,700 euros PVP for Sportage 1.7 CRDI Concept 115 hp (21,035 euros discount ) to the 39,900 euros the Sportage 2.0 CRDI Aut 4×4 185 hp GT Line (34,860 euros discount). Recall that the entire Kia range provides a guarantee of seven years or 150,000 kilometers.