The All-New 2016 Kia Sportage is close to the Frankfurt debut in September 15th, and we already revealed with fancy studio photos, but we all know that the “real life photos” allows us to get a better feel for the car, and thanks to we can share with you today.
The engine line-up will be almost the same as the new Tucson, with the all-new 7-speed dual clutch transmission, which will be available at launch besides a choice of gasoline direct injection and diesel engines, plus small turbo engines. In the diesel side, improved 1.7 CRDi 116 hp could be the most desired into European market.
About the petrol engines, the 1.6 GDi will be the base engine, while a turbo variant will offer 185 hp for European spec model. About an all-new small turbo engine, the 1.2 T-GDi delivering 132 hp but this is not confirmed yet. Talking with Kia sources, in the case they decided to include this engine, will be only available in Europe.
South Korea line-up will be reduced to 1.7 CRDi available with 7-speed DCT & 2.0 CRDi diesel engines, plus a 2.0 T-GDi engine. In the US-market, we are not sure if Kia will include the 2.0 Turbo GDi, but is available in the current model, so maybe continues as a SXL version.