Updated 2018-2019 Kia Sportage crossover of the third generation was introduced in autumn., but it was a version designed for the North American market and the European modification was shown during the Geneva Motor Show in March this year.
Later Koreans voiced the price list and complete sets for the Russian market, so it’s time to get acquainted with the new product in more detail.
Large-scale changes in the car’s exterior has not happened.
Korean engineers have decided to hold a point updates, gives 2018-2019 Kia Sportage more modern look, but will preserve the recognizable and familiar contours of the body.
If you stay at the changes in more detail, it is worth noting that the car has received a new false radiator grille, wheel discs with different design, slightly mutated fog lights and front bumper, antenna type “shark fin”, as well as new fodder lights with LEDs, which are available in as an option.
If we talk about the size, in this respect, the crossover 2018-2019 Kia Sportage 2014 model year there were no changes.
Its length is still up to 444-x centimeters, width of the machine is equal to 185.5 cm and the height of the model is 164 cm with roof rails, or 163 cm with no railing.
wheelbase length is limited to 264 centimeter mark and clearance height does not exceed 16.7 cm for versions with 17-inch wheels and 17.2 cm in the version with wheels 18 inches in diameter.
Depending on the equipment of the vehicle curb weight restyling ranging from 1980 to 2140 kg.
He who has a five-seat configuration interior also received minor updates.
Note the appearance of the plastic of higher quality on the front panel and LED backlighting of the central console.
In addition, the car has received a new instrument panel with built-in 4.2-inch color TFT- display.
In addition, Korean windshield replaced with a new special sound-absorbing layer.
Everything else in the cabin remained unchanged.
At the European and Russian markets restyled 2018-2019 Kia Sportage will be available with four powertrains to choose from.
The only gasoline 4-cylinder 16-valve 2-liter engine is fully compliant with environmental standards Euro-4.
It is equipped with a function of distributed fuel injection and develops about 150 horsepower at 6200 rpm and about 191 Newton meters of maximum torque at 4700 rev / min.
The petrol unit is mated to a new 6-band manual gearbox or with the already well-known 6-step “automatic”.
With the “mechanics” to accelerate from zero to 100 km / h requires 10.7 seconds for the front-drive version and 11.3 seconds for the version with all-wheel drive.
Top speed is respectively 185 and 175 kilometers per hour.
The other three diesel engine to the lineup of updated 2018-2019 Kia Sportage with 4 cylinder and the same volume of 2.0 liters.
One of them has an output of 136 horsepower at 3,000 – 4,000 r / min and maximum torque of 320 Newton-meters at the 1250 – 2750 rev / min.
His slightly upgraded version gives the same power of 136 hp
4000 rev / min, but high torque – 373 Newton-meter in the range 2000 – 2500 / min.
Junior engine is equipped with a manual transmission, and the second engine only “automatic”.
As a result, acceleration from zero to the first “hundred” is required respectively, 11.1 and 12.1 seconds.
The maximum speed reached respectively 181 and 182 km / h.
The role of the flagship unit went to 184-hp (4000 rev / min) diesel engine, which produces 392 Newton meters of maximum torque at 1800 – 2500 rev / min.
The top engine is paired exclusively with automatic transmission.
With him 2018-2019 Kia Sportage 2014 model year is able to accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 9.8 seconds and a top speed of crossover reaches 195 km / h.
Note that all three diesel engines are available only in all-wheel drive versions.
If we talk about fuel consumption in combined cycle gasoline engine consumes about 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers, while diesel engines consume on average about 5.5, 6.8 and 6.9 liters respectively.
The chassis 2018-2019 Kia Sportage as a result of the restyling has not changed, however, some innovations do exist.
Thus, South Korean engineers retuned front and rear suspension, installed in all versions of the adaptive shock absorbers High Performance Dampers, stepped fixing some suspension parts, put the stretcher on the elastic sleeve and changed the CV joints.
The front car is still equipped with racks, “McPherson” with stabilizer bar, while the rear part was an independent spring-linkage design.
All-wheel 2018-2019 Kia Sportage 2014 model year equipped with disc brakes, which are still in the front and ventilated, and supplemented EBD systems, the ESS and ABS.
Rack and pinion steering is fitted with the new electric power with three modes.
The dealerships updated 2018-2019 Kia Sportage is available from April 2014..
The crossover is available in five equipment variants.
Already in the basic version of the car in the presence of front airbags, fog lamps, alloy wheels, full-size spare wheel, alarm system, immobelayzer, adjust the driver’s seat adjustment, full power accessories, rain sensor, leather steering wheel and gear lever, cloth interior, air conditioning and music system with 6 speakers support USB / AUX / CD / MP3.
The cost of the updated crossover 2018-2019 Kia Sportage in the Russian market starts from 909 900 rubles.
The version with “automatic machine” will cost domestic motorists at least 979,900 rubles.
For all-wheel drive crossover will have to pay not less than 1,109,900 rubles, and the top-end version of the car was estimated at 1,459,900 rubles.