After years of hard work, the Korean manufacturer has become one of the leaders on the market. One of the main reason for the popularity of its models is the fact that this carmaker practices shorter production cycles than most other carmakers. Therefore, we are expecting to see the 2020 Kia Sportage with lots of changes, despite the fact that the current generation is on the market for just three years.
This will be a typical facelift, which will bring mostly visual changes. The new Kia Sportage 2020 will come with lots of new parts that will provide a more attractive look, though we must admit that the current model already looks pretty good. Also, a big novelty for the next year will be a new, hybrid powertrain, according to the latest reports. Considering all the changes, the 2020 Kia Sportage release date should be scheduled earlier than usual.
2020 Kia Sportage Design and Changes
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Kia Sportage definitely won’t change too much. The upcoming model is about to keep familiar mechanics. Most likely, even the suspension setup is about to remain unchanged. Simply, three years are way too short for some substantial changes.
On the other side, we expect a lot from the Kia Sportage 2020 model in terms of aesthetics. This should be a pretty common facelift, with the focus on improving visual appearance. Without any doubt, the front end will be the area with most changes. Interestingly, the facelifted version already came to the European market and we have no reason to believe that the North American version will come with different types of changes. Of course, the company will put the focus on the front end.
The new model is about to come with a reshaped grille. Depending on the version, it will come in either chrome or black color. Also, this update is about to bring reshaped bumper, with new lines, fog lights
Rest of the vehicle should keep the familiar look. Still, keep in mind that things like new color options and wheels designs are also expected.
Are there any interior changes planned?
As you can see, exterior changes will be numerous. On the other side, the interior design is about to remain largely the same. Except for potentially new color schemes, the 2020 Kia Sportage is about to keep familiar layout. That definitely isn’t a bad thing, considering that the current model is pretty strong in this area. You can count on quality materials and a pretty stylish dashboard.
The new Kia Sportage 2020 will keep the same dimensions. Therefore, count on similar functionality and overall practicality. The current model is characterized by quite a high level of comfort, with spacious and supportive seats. Cargo area is decent as well. You can count on 31 cubic feet behind rear seats, while the overall capacity goes around 60 cubic feet.
These updates usually bring a lot of new standard equipment, so we expect the same from the Kia Sportage 2020 model. One of the biggest novelties will be a 7-inch touchscreen, which will become standard even in most basic models. Of course, a bigger 8-inch unit will be reserved for higher trim levels. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are other things that should become standard features in base models. We also expect to see novelties in terms of safety features. In the current model, a rearview camera is the only standard feature.
2020 Kia Sportage Engines
Probably the biggest novelty for the 2020 Kia Sportage will be a new, hybrid powertrain. According to the latest reports, it will be a system based on a 2.0-liter gasoline engine. Unfortunately, we don’t have exact specs about it at the moment.
The rest of the lineup is about to continue in the same way. Base models will continue with a familiar 2.4-liter atmospheric unit, which is good for about 180 hp and 175 pound-feet of torque. For those who would prefer something peppier, a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque will be in the offer as well.
2020 Kia Sportage Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2020 Kia Sportage release date, we can expect to be scheduled for some earlier date than usual. Most likely, the new model will hit the market sometime in the third quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current model, which starts at 24.000 dollars.