Style, Sophistication and Spirit: the 2017 Kia Sportage Makes a Stunning Debut
The redesigned 2017 Kia Sportage has made a stunning debut showing its style, sophistication and spirit. The 66th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany features 1,103 exhibitors from 39 countries. The Kia Sportage is one of 219 world premieres, but the most important to us. The show’s slogan, “Mobility Connects” has automakers focused on technology that delivers connected and automated driving.
Kia’s compact crossover has been totally redesigned inside and out. The exterior continues the design influence of Peter Schreyer and features Kia’s signature tiger nose grill. The interior features an upgraded cabin designed for luxury, comfort and function.
Highlights of the Kia Sportage redesign:
• HID/LED lights
• Reduced weight
• Improved fuel economy
• HID/LED lights
• Fog lamps
• New color palette
• Driver oriented dash
• Improved ergonomics
The reception from the automotive press has been overwhelmingly positive. Read a sample of automotive experts’ comments:
“2017 Kia Sportage is perhaps one of the best looking and most handsome medium sized SUVs, and it is bringing some great, beautiful and breathless changes.”– 2016 Releasedate.com“The next Kia Sportage will continue to take the brand upmarket.” —Edmunds.com
“More style, sophistication and spirit.”—KBB.com
“As any fashion-foward person knows, it’s hard to stay a step ahead of everyone when it comes to progressive style. But Kia is clearly determined to try, if its redesign of the Sportage is any indication.”—Forbes
Let us know what you think of the new Kia Sportage?