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KIA has updated the design of Sportage crossover



KIA has updated the design of Sportage crossoverThe model has changed the design considerably.

KIA prepares for the premiere once updated The SUV model has significantly changed the exterior design. The transformed SUV will be presented tomorrow, November 16, Chronicle.info reports with reference to infocar.ua.

Updated global KIA Sportage fourth generation is declassified in May this year. Crossover got new bumpers, retouched grids and optics. In many countries sales of the restored model have already begun. But in China, the cross should only be shown next year, where it is called KX5. And if the option before the "Heaven" reform, in addition to the name, did not differ from the "world", the updated Chinese SUV obviously changed much more. KX5's official premiere with a new design will take place on November 16 at the Guangzhou Auto Show, the car has already arrived at the exhibition, the local edition of Autohome shared the pictures.

The front end of crossover designed for China was designed in line with the KIA SP concept, introduced at the Indian Motor Show in early 2018: the new KX5 headlights are combined with the new grid. "Their" Sportage also got other fog lights, and the rear lights on the SUV changed "fill". The windows of an SUV are tinted, so it is not yet known how the interior has changed. By the way, KIA SP Concept will also be displayed in Guangzhou – another signal that the serial implementation of this prototype becomes a global model (the product crossing is likely to be based on Hyundai Creta).

Details of the engines in the updated KIA KX5 no. Pre-reform SUVs in China are offered with "aspirated" 2.0 and "turbo four" 1.6 with 165 and 177 hp. respective. The first engine is equipped with a six-speed "automatic", the other operates in tandem with a seven-speed robotized transmission. Four-wheel drive model sets 1.6T.

For China, the KX5 is mounted at a local JV facility in KIA and Dongfeng companies. The price of dorestayling cross-country – from 171,800 yuan ($ 24,700). The update is due to a breakdown in sales. So in 2016, 62,254 KIA KX5 crossovers were sold in Celestial Empire, and in 2017 there were already 20,641 copies (-67%). This year, the results are even less modest – 4664 SUVs sold in January-September, which is 66% less compared to the same period 2017 (13 569 units).

Meanwhile, in China since April this year, Sportage is "only" still available (from 119,900 yuan or 17,200 dollars). This crossover is based on the previous generation of Sportage's global third generation, known as the Sportage R. Aggregate Sales The new "only" KIA Sportage and the old Sportage R (left the market recently) in January-September 2018 – 55,910 units.

See also: Kia showed updated Sportage crossover

Remember, the Spundage platform Hyundai Tucson crossover in China has also been updated differently from the global version: "Heaven" The "World" tussan differs not only in its exterior design but also within its interior.

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