2017 Kia Sportage Video, First Look

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The fourth-generation 2017 Kia Sportage made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Sporting an all-new look with a slightly longer body than the current model, the 2017 Kia Sportage also has improved aerodynamics and more legroom and headroom for passengers. Kia announced that the Sportage will launch with a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine as well as a turbocharged variant that will be exclusive to the Sportage R-Line model. There is also a 2.0-liter diesel engine, although it’s unclear whether it will make its way to the U.S.

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Expect a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder to join the lineup in the U.S. paired to a seven-speed-dual clutch transmission thanks to its combination of power and fuel efficiency. The 2017 Kia Sportage has been confirmed to launch in Europe starting in spring of 2016 and details on its U.S. arrival is expected to be announced later this year. For now, check out a first look video of the next-generation crossover below.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Sep 19, 2015

    I like the looks of this thing and Kia have come a long way in a short time.

  • Baldwin babida Baldwin babida on Oct 13, 2015

    Power to Surprise KIA you've made it again........i just check were just in 2015 but KIA surprisingly had already KIA SPORTAGE 2017.............MODEL..........very interesting......