The fourth generation of the Kia Sportage, Kia Sportage 2016which before driving and tell you what their duel with the new Volkswagen Tiguan , and was created to demonstrate how far Kia in terms of design, quality and dynamism in the segment of the compact SUV . After driving it now, you reach the level of sales leader in our country, the Nissan Qashqai ? In terms of overall product performance could be, although in absolute terms sales s or smaller mechanical supply will penalize certainly against the Nissan Qashqai , the market leader in 2015 with 23,832 units sold in Spain, while the Kia Sportage He sold 13,996 units last year in our country.
Kia Sportage 2016: remarkable aesthetic evolution
If the Kia Sportage outgoing had a strong, powerful design … it leaves him behind but keeping the DNA , especially in the laterally but winning with a more dynamic front , fresher, sportier, mainly marked by a more stylized optical and horizontalizadas and language of LEDs as the light of day independently of the main optics, but located at the corners of the bumpers and known as the most sporting its four points of light Kia. Is also updated and the back lot, with less bulky optical joined by a decorative red plastic strip under the chrome that is placed under the bezel.
Kia Sportage 2016, go inside!
Only operate the outside door handle and see that this new Kia Sportage is more car . Hojalatoso does not sound as before. And when you close the sound is rough, plumb … Continue being a high car , which you have to climb … After taking a seat, nothing to do with the previous Kia Sportage. Everything is new , much of what you\’ve seen out … Here is little DNA outgoing model.verticalizado Dashboard very , very in line with the Kia Sorento , with a material that gives a sense of robustness but fluffy finger, and the Premium Touch that give these seams … This impeccable first impression Quality will expand throughout the cabin by plastic excess forget the previous Kia Sportage , and in some cases the old sense of fair quality in these parts and settings.
Seat collecting body very well in the new 2016 Kia Sportage , new multifunction steering wheel with a nice touch, dashboard where the previous high odometer is now reconciled with cuentavueltas the same size and leaving space for the multi-information center. In the center console, turned slightly towards the driver , sends a very touch screen to eye level 7 or 8 inchdepending on configuration, under which are placed four rows of buttons-too much for what is customary today in day, which will add another half dozen around the gear knob to complete a treintena-. Highlight the possibility for compatible devices, induction charging . Aerators and nice touch switches, progressive … “very Premium”. It has also worked hard on quality details like these, or simply no longer see the wipers when we take seat-that yes, you see the contours of the hood that make you feel at the wheel of a powerful car with character-to be … Details think them and carry them out.
Behind much space for knees backed front seats sale where most needed to gain breadth – the battle grows three centimeters and four assembly Kia Sportage, height- being equal, good headroom back unless your occupants exceed the eighty-meter Mount your car electrically operated panoramic roof that opens and much travel. Only can criticize the big transmission tunnel -not so at the model currently or, if traveling small, poor rear visibility to the sides to be a model with much plate seats. Remarkable for rear occupants connectivity jacks and cargo, as well as the possibility of heating and backrests recline in multiple positions in these places in the two units we tested.
Good mouth trunk with low load , although the shapes of the rear wheels do lose him square the load space -kit reparapinchazos in a double bottom with portaobjetos- holes. Good height the tailgate opens when you do not give up unless you are above 1.85 meters and with unerring foot that everything opens when you pass under the bumper . Flat cargo area with seats lying while still maintaining a weak and complicated adjustment rear tray something that does not convince us and model currently in. The luggage capacity of the new Kia Sportage 2016 increased from 465 to 503 liters .
Elements of comfort and safety as part of the Kia Sportage and practice rear view camera path marking, USB and power sockets for all places and interesting elements of driving aids, such as warning system blind , that of involuntary change lanes , the browser large screen and Bluetooth connectivity, multifunction steering wheel … What surprised us was the difference of parking brake systems . While the petrol variant of equipping an electric push-button device, the diesel we tested used the classic manual ratchet lever.
We drive the new Kia Sportage 2016
Boot button , could not be otherwise …. Substantial improvement in visibility with pillar thinner and with a more horizontal mirror -the former was more vertically. It also improves the visibility for rear window, although the C-pillar, for its particular aesthetic continues to penalize us in maneuvers, but with the rear camera everything is easier. Change double clutch associated with the new gasoline engine 1.6 T-GDI 177 hp . Sweet and fast, so this change paddles on the steering wheel. Gear changes occur quickly , either letting the electronic management act, either acting on the cams, but always soft quickly and vibrations inside the passenger compartment.
One of the main features of this engine 1.6 T-GDI gasoline 177 hp associated with the dual-clutch gearbox is the low level of noise that reaches the passenger compartment. Virtually greater the tread which produces the engine / transmission assembly. We missed a system of stop-start automatic , a device that helps to reduce the consumption figures in urban travel. The manual gearbox , we drive associated with 2.0 CRDi diesel engine of 185 hp , and much improved accuracy pleased and runs against the current manual change, but there are better. Both engines tested push decisively , even though we were this time with a much softer gasoline, with a Interior noise levels outstanding. And this does not mean that the diesel sounds, but that after driving the gasoline, the 2.0 CRDi engine seems to us less refinedacoustically.
But the most important change the wheel of the new 2016 Kia Sportage we appreciate is its address much more precise than before , without having to constantly fine tune the path. Now, all natural , the car goes where you send him … Much more poise on the road , although with less FLAP height and width have remained four centimeters in length-CRECE. Suspensions better digest the bumps , while units we tested, equipped with all-wheel drive and equipped with 245/45 R19 tires , do not contribute greatly to the filtering of small imperfections in the pavement, but well controlled body roll, which together with dynamic improvements discussed previously they enable a more rounded product more enjoyable for driver and occupants … A car seamless, as we said at the beginning.