2024 KIA Sportage: What to Expect?

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The rumors about the redesigned 2024 KIA Sportage are not settling down at all. In case you didn’t know, the KIA Sportage was fully redesigned this year, so we expect the upcoming version to be a carryover model. As far as we know, the upcoming Sportage will receive a bolder design, a stretched wheelbase, an updated powertrain, and more tech features.

It will also be available with three engines. The base model will reportedly use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard. This engine last year produced 187 horsepower, but for 2024 it could be remapped to produce around 200 horses. Besides, the manufacturer will also offer a hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain using the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.

2024 KIA Sportage

2024 KIA Sportage Facelift

Like before, the 2024 KIA Sportage will keep its alien-like design, which is one of the most unique on the market. We mostly liked its grille, which is split into two sections by a horizontal bar. Also, the boomerang-style running daytime lights make this SUV very recognizable.

They are positioned next to the grille, giving this SUV a sportier look. The rear is also well crafted, featuring taillights that are connected by a black trim piece.

More Comfort Inside

The 2024 Kia Sportage will probably have the same interior as the outgoing one. Of course, the manufacturer will introduce a more upscale design. First and foremost, the new SUV will gain far more high-tech features, including a larger touchscreen and a standard package of features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a USB port. A digital instrument cluster is also standard, while a mighty Harman Kardon audio system and a wireless charging pad come optionally.

It is worth noting that the KIA Sportage comes with a wide array of standard safety features. This model includes blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera, and an updated Kia’s Highway Driving Assist system.

2024 KIA Sportage interior

2024 KIA Sportage Three Engine Choices

Under the hood, the 2024 KIA Sportage will be available with three engine choices. The first one is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that should produce at least 200 horses. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard. Besides, the manufacturer will also continue to offer hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Both will use a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that uses a six-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid comes with a 44.2-kW electric motor, while the plug-in hybrid consists of a 66.9-kW electric motor and a 13.8-kWh battery pack. The hybrid, according to KIA, produces 226 hp, while the plug-in hybrid makes 261 hp.

2024 KIA Sportage rear

2024 KIA Sportage Price, Release Date

Based on previous releases, we expect the 2024 Kia Sportage to arrive in the first quarter of 2023. Kia has not yet released pricing for the new SUV, but it could start at $25,300.

As in the case with the model before, the new version will compete against the Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Tucson.

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