Scooped: 2016 Sportage Interior Undisguised

by Jun 30, 2015All News, Kia, Spy Shots2 comments

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Our spy photographer sent us a few minutes ago a new photoset including interior picture, plus exterior shots of the 2016 Sportage spotted in Europe.

After we shared with you the first interior picture (below), now we want to share with you another picture of the interior (above) of the 2016 Sportage while the car is rolling around Europe. At this time, this european 2016 Sportage won’t show the ice-cubed LED lights on the bumpers, while at the same time is using those tridimensional lights launched on the new generation K5-Optima.

The rear end is the part that is expected to suffer less changes, only with a little facelift including new LED tailights, but thank to what we can saw, with the same base design, only a new graphics (the indicator, parking and fog lights are practically the same as the current model).

Continue reading about the All-New 2016 Sportage: Looking at the 2016 Kia Sportage interior, the steering wheel we notice is identical to the All-New Optima. All the steering wheel buttons remain the same such as the start and end call, volumen up and down, options, and at the other side the cruise control as well at the proximity sensor which is now becoming common to all cars.

The dashboard design in the 2016 Sportage is very similar to the latest Sorento & Sedona (the air vents looks closer to the Sorento, but at this time the screen hasn’t hover efect, and are inserted into the dashboard like in the Sedona), while the dashboard had a 7″ inch touchscreen. Under camouflage we can see a line that crosses all the interior and downs into like a handgrip, could be covered by leather.

As we knew, Kia will reveal the fourth generation Sportage in September, while the 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 1.7 CRDi 131 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 is not confirmed yet.

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.

Spy shots courtesy of SB-Medien

Written by Jose Antonio López

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

2 Comments

  1. Jimbo

    Interior already looks better than the new Tucson. Even with all those tapes and wires and covers, it feels more streamlined and clean.

    Those 19″ wheels look fantastic. Way better than Sorento or Tucson. They’re sharp and sporty and elegant at the same time. Love them.

    Front end… Still not sure. Can’t quite figure out if the grill is similar to KX3 or not. I don’t think I like the frog-eyed Porsche style headlights.

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  2. Denis Rousseau

    Not a big improvement have the same green house and ugly front end, interior “a la Peter Schreyer” too dark you like or hate ! 19 inch wheels cost a lot when changing for better tire than orginal scrappy tires it come with! Hoping they “rework” the suspension for better ride, old model was very harsh ! 7 speeds DCT = nice!

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