New 2016 Kia Sportage Spotted in South Korea

by Apr 14, 2015All News, Kia, Spy Shots7 comments

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Today we want to share with you a new information and spy photos about the next-generation 2016 Kia Sportage (codenamed as QL)

[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]Since launched in 2010, the third generation Kia Sportage (also called Sportage R in South Korea) was a total hit for Kia. With an amazing design, the Sportage surprised everyone and increased Kia brand image around the world.

Latest reports confirm what some enthusiast told us, the next-gen 2016 Kia Sportage will followed the design cues of the chinese only KX3 model.

The new 2016 Kia Sportage resembles a lot of the design shown by the Kia KX3, especially the front end. Inside, the Sportage will follow what we have already seen into the new Sorento.

At the front on this prototype we can see a bigger Tiger-nose tri-dimensional front grille between new wrap-around headlamps and ice-cubed LED lights, like in the new Sorento or pro_cee’d GT, but at the same time, Kia used the same solution on the K5 Modern adding a spherical three LED on the headlights. At the rear end, newly designed LED taillights will be mixed with separated reverse and indicators lights like in the current model.

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About engine line-up, 7-speed dual clutch transmission will be available at launch besides a choice of gasoline direct injection and diesel engines, plus small turbo engines. In the diesel side, improved 1.6 CRDi 131 hp could be the most desired into European market. 190 hp diesel R-Engine will be Petrol line-up could be available with all-new small turbo engines like the 1.2 T-GDi delivering 132 hp and a 1.6-liter from a final output of 170 to 201 hp. A 2.0 T-GDi 245 hp will be the most powerful variant.

PhotoSource: Bobaedream & CarPIX

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

7 Comments

  1. Jimbo

    Ice cube LEDs. I think we’re looking at a fat Cee’d kind of redesign instead of a fat Optima (as the current Sportage) or small Sorento!!

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  2. Kialover

    I hope we will get a nice front fom KIA again. I hope there will no more unserious disappointing front designs. Best example that KIA can do nice front is the Novo concept. And please dont draw only but apply.

    KIA. The Power To Surprise. (But please for the better in future)

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  3. Jim

    Looks like it’s going to be a KX3 with some touch ups.

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  4. lutfi

    please don’t make it like kx3

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  5. Kialover

    Nice look of the new homepage design by the way. Its a kind of “sharper”. I think we will see a zero after the figure of 5 (years) someday..

    KIA forever.

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    • Jose Antonio López

      Thank you for your words! Hopefully will be ready for Monday, there’s still a lot ob job to do!

      Reply

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