All-new Sportage to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 September 2nd, 2015
Now that we know about the exterior of the all-new Sportage, it’s time for the interior and more details. Its all-new interior represents one of the most significant improvements over the third-generation car, with greater use of soft-touch materials and a driver-oriented dashboard.
Here we provide an all-around overview of the next-generation Sportage.
Modern layout and greater refinement
Inside the car, the high quality materials and the clean lines of the modern layout are immediately apparent. Kia designers have applied a far greater proportion of cloth, leather and stitching to the all-new Sportage interior, creating a more luxurious ambience.
The new cabin features clearly-defined horizontal lines that emphasize the space and sportiness of the interior. The lateral design of the dashboard is composed of two different zones – display and control. The upper display zone focuses on delivering information through a user-friendly interface, and the control zone provides many functions on the optional touchscreen infotainment and navigation system in a highly ergonomic layout.
Owners will be given a variety of color options: either a black single-tone or two-tone cabin, including Dark and Light Grey or Black and Canyon Beige.
New ‘GT Line’ specification
For the first time, a new ‘GT Line’ specification is available to Sportage customers. For those looking for a sportier driving experience, it will feature greater visual and dynamic appeal, on top of the versatility of the standard Sportage.
The fourth-generation will be the most practical Sportage yet thanks to the increased exterior and interior dimensions. Most significantly, its wheelbase has been increased by 30 mm to 2,670 mm. The whole vehicle, at 4,480 mm, is now 40 mm longer. The height and width will remain the same as the current model. The larger dimensions mean an increase in cargo space, from 465 liters to 503 liters.
With front and all-wheel drive options available, the all-new Sportage is equipped with its best suspension and steering ever. Many of the engines are carried over from the outgoing model, but with improved fuel efficiency, NVH and power delivery.
Now all eyes are on the all-new Kia Sportage and its global debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on September 15, 2015!
Editor’s note: All product features, specifications, powertrains, trim levels and standard/optional equipment refer to the all-new Sportage to be marketed in Western Europe. Detailed product information for other regions will be released at a later date.