Kia is reading an updated Sportage, and it has been caught on camera undisguised ahead of its anticipated arrival this autumn.
On sale since 2015, the Sportage is due a facelift to keep it fresh alongside sharp new rivals such as the SEAT Ateca and the Skoda Karoq. These spy shots reveal that a series of exterior design revisions are on the way and will be top of the updated car’s bill.
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At the front, the facelifted Sportage gets a new set of headlights complete with Kia"s latest "Ice Cube" style lighting signature. This GT line model recieves a slightly tweaked front bumper too, with a slightly reduced front scuff plate and new fog light housings.
Elsewhere, this 2018 Sportage rides on new alloy wheels, and around the back a new tailgate width LED taillight bar is placed, also boasting a new lighting signature.
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A glance in the cabin reveals no changes here, but under the skin the updated Sportage should arrive with 48-volt mild hybrid technology. Speaking to Auto Express earlier this year, Woong Chul Yang, vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D division said: “For Europe there is demand for mild-hybrid 48-volt technology, so we are working on that for the Sportage and for medium sized SUVs, and we are working on that for the new Cee’d. This is to meet all those tough CO2 requirements.”
Now find out how Kia hopes to take on the Volkswagen Golf here.Nguồn: www.autoexpress.co.uk