New KIA Sportage is expected in Russia in the spring of 2016

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The company KIA plans to begin sales of compact off-road vehicle Sportage of new generation in Russia in the spring of 2016. Data on prices and configurations of our version of the Sportage will be announced later, said the KIA.

According to the portal "Kolesa.ru", with change of generation, the size of wheelbase of KIA Sportage grew by 30 mm and it reached 2670 mm and the length of the car is now equal to 4 480 mm (+ 40 mm). The list of equipment depending on the equipment may include: systems of autonomous braking in emergency situations, check of the position of the vehicle in the lane, automatic switching-beam headlights on dipped, function of information about speed limits and more.

In Europe, the new Sportage is equipped with a petrol engine 1,6 GDI with a capacity of 132 hp, turbo engine 1,6 T-GDI, which is outstanding 177 hp, as well with diesel 1.7 CRDI (115 hp) and 2.0 liters (136 or 184 hp). Transmissions are - 6-step "mechanics" and "automatic", the 7-speed "robot" with two clutches. The crossover will be offered for Americans with "aspirated" 2.4-liter and 2.0-liter turbo engine. The Russian fourth-generation Sportage will have its own range of powertrains, engine will be called closer to the start of sales. In all markets, the car will be available as with front-wheel, so with all-wheel drive.

The world premiere of the new KIA Sportage was held in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In November, the American version of the model debuted in Los Angeles.

KIA Sportage of the third generation is sold in Russia with 2,0-liter petrol engine with a capacity of 150 hp and "diesel engine" of similar size, but it is outstanding 184 hp. Petrol KIA Sportage is available in versions 4x2 and 4x4, diesel versions - only with all-wheel drive. Today prices of crossover range from 1,099, 900 rubles to 1,679, 900 rubles (without account of discounts).

30 november 2015, 15:32