Kia might be hectic developing the following-generation Sportage due future 12 months, but we now know specifically when the mid-dimension SUV will be disclosed, not to mention go on sale.
In accordance to Korean Car or truck Blog site, the new Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 rival will be discovered in April, while CarsGuide has beforehand documented it will go on sale in Australia around September.
We also fully grasp Kia is scheduling a teaser campaign for the ‘NQ5’ Sportage, with it to begin sometime in the following six months, possible providing a tantalising drip feed of information and facts about the design.
What is for guaranteed, even though, is the future Sportage will not completely stick to in the tyre tracks of the associated and lately uncovered new-technology Hyundai Tucson, which is readily available with both of those ‘self-charging’ and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Instead, the only hybrid variation of the following Sportage will be of the moderate variety, and it will be designed in Slovakia for Europe, a marketplace with strict emissions laws, in contrast to Australia.
As soon as once more, neighborhood illustrations of the Sportage will be solely sourced from South Korea, but it is not nonetheless recognised if the new product will use carryover obviously aspirated petrol and turbocharged diesel engines here.
A camouflaged growth mule of the next Sportage was spied tests in its domestic sector as not long ago as previously this thirty day period, with it showing up to have a different design and style language to the new-technology Sorento big SUV, which just went on sale in Australia.
Possibly way, Kia’s local normal manager of solution scheduling, Roland Rivero, previously informed CarsGuide “a good deal of investments have been set into Sportage in excess of the years”, and the up coming model “is heading to continue on that tradition”, so expect it to be a marked enhancement.
For reference, the latest-era Sportage is priced from $28,690 (handbook S petrol) to $48,190 as well as on-highway expenditures (automated GT-Line diesel).