We are told the new Kia Sportage is due here in January. Most of the visible updates will be in the look of the front face. The 2016 Kia Sportage will feature a new Tiger Nose grille and redesigned headlights. On the back new tail lights and an expected re-profiled bumper. The interior is also expected to have several updates.
As for engine choice, we understand the Kia will have a new powertrain. A choice of 3 engines, the 1.6 liter, 1.7 liter, and 2.0 liter diesels. Fuel efficency is expected to be imporved leading to lower emmisions.
Prices start at €27,995 for the entry model. The mid-level model will start at €29,995, and the top of the line (GSe) starts at €34,495. The entry model has a 1.7 liter disel engine, which with the addition of Idle Stop and Go technology, now moves to a lower road tax rate of €200 due to lower emissions.The mid-level model comes with reversing cameras, 7 inch navigation, electric drivers seat and lane assist technology. Competition will come from the new Volkswagen Tiguan, but the new Kia should easily hold it's own.