Kia has unveiled their all-new Sportage compact SUV at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. This is the very first time the automobile manufacturer is showcasing this compact SUV in production guise.
All-new Sportage will go on sale in several European countries by first quarter of 2016. Kia is confident that their latest offering will attract several buyers in developed markets.
Both interior and exterior have been updated for a more modern and sporty feel. The all-new Kia Sportage will be aimed at younger vehicle buyers, it will also be offered in 'GT Line' avatar.
Under the hood of all-new Sportage will be several new and updated engine as well as transmission options. Kia engineers have also worked on improving performance and driving dynamics.
Also on showcase will be an all-new 1.0-litre ecoTurbo engine developed by Kia engineers. It won't be used in any models currently and is expected to make it into several models in the near future.
It will be a three cylinder mill with high-pressure direct injection system, which boosts fuel efficiency. Kia will primarily provide this engine in their cee'd range, to provide quick acceleration and superior fuel efficiency.