The Korean car industry is becoming a serious competitor to the world's leading manufacturers. Today, South Korean cars occupy 1/5 of the total number of cars on the world market.
One of the most famous brands is Kia. After Peter Schreier headed the design bureau, Kia cars regularly attract attention at the world's leading auto shows. At this time, the Kia Sportage 2017 release appeared before experts and car enthusiasts in the fourth generation.
The first car was created on the same basis as the minibus Mazda Bongo. It happened in 1992. Today Sportage 2017 is a full-fledged author of the Korean concern with a large number of innovative developments.
The presentation of the fourth generation took place at a car show in 2015 in Frankfurt am Main. Less than a year, it took engineers to launch a new product and start selling it in Russia. The results of the previous season only once again confirm this. The steady increase in sales of the third generation is observed not only in Russia, but also in Europe.
Model for every taste
Kia Sportage 2017 модельного года – это Classic, Comfort, Luxe, Prestige, Premium и GT-Line т.е. 6 различных комплектаций, каждая имеет минимум две версии, итого 14 различных вариантов. Все они изготавливались на основе той же платформы, что и Hyundai Tucson 3.
The body and the main elements were decently improved compared with the third generation. Front suspension also. It is assembled on the type of McPherson, but it installed new shock absorbers. The rear one is assembled according to the multi-link type, the levers have undergone changes in it directly. Suspension travel increased due to new subframe design. On a car, you can install wheels with a radius of 17 to 19 inches depending on the thickness of your wallet. The designers were able to reduce the weight of the car by almost 15 kg.
This was achieved using special steel. Its volume increased from 18 to 51% of the total used in the previous generation. The main thing - the body has acquired the necessary rigidity, and this is reflected in the management (it has become better) and safety. According to the Euro NCAP crash test in 2017, Kiya Sporteydzh received 5 stars.
In this modification, the Kia Sportage will be in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Perhaps a slight facelift will occur, but there will be no major changes in the exterior and interior in the near future. Continuing the theme of the body, you should be familiar with the dimensions and capacity. The wheelbase has increased in length by 3 cm, respectively, the body dimensions have also become larger, but only in width.Recommended article: KIA Soul 2017 after restyling began to look more stylish
Новый кузов Kia Sportage 2017 по высоте стал ниже на 4,7 см, а багажное отделение, наоборот, стало просторнее на небольшой рюкзак вместимостью на 26 литров. Общий объем багажника на Sports 2017 года равен 503 литрам.
Технические характеристики Kia Sportage 2017 года недорогой – Classic и премиум GT-Line требуют особого внимания.
Let's start in ascending order, with Classic. In addition to the minimal cost of a car, it has 16-inch wheels, a spoiler with LEDs and windshield wipers “Aero blade” (they are known from the Kia Rio 3). Inside, the last row of seats ergonomically folds. Inside the car in close proximity to the front and rear seats installed sockets at 12 volts. As a passive security system - front and side airbags (total in the amount of 6 pieces) and curtains.
As electronic assistants, everything is also very worthy: ABS, ESC, HAC, DAC. For the installation of chairs for children, the ISOFIX system is provided. In the car will be comfortable and passengers, and the driver. The crossover has air conditioning, climate for the second row.
The steering wheel can be adjusted in two planes: height, reach. There is an electric power. Mechanically adjustable seat, but it is possible to increase the height.
The new Kia Sportage 2017 will have a G4KD in the Classic configuration under the hood - a 2-liter gasoline aspirated with a torque of 192 Nm. He is able to give 150 hp The average consumption is about 8 liters per hundred. It should be noted that the manual transmission will be installed only in the Classic version.
For the Russian market, you can choose the D4HA turbodiesel model of the same volume, but with more power - 185 hp. The entire range of engines is similar to the Hyundai Tucson, so if you notice the similarities, then you were absolutely right.
Что же предлагается автолюбителям в самой крутой комплектации – Premium GT-Line Kia Sportage 2017 года? Полный привод доступен только в элитной комплектации. Предоставляется выбор одной из двух трансмиссий: 6 ступенчатого автомата или робота на 7 положений с двойным сцеплением.Recommended article: Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Electric Vs Volkswagen Jetta v Citroen C4 vs Kia Cerate, which is better?
Manufacturers offer two engine options - a 2-liter diesel power unit with 185 hp. with a torque of 400 Nm and a 1.6-liter gasoline turbo engine, 177 hp with a torque of only 265 Nm. Both engines develop the same maximum speed of 201 km / h. The difference in fuel is not significant - in 1.2 liters (5.3 diesel fuel and 6.5 gasoline) in mixed mode.
In addition, by paying the maximum price, the owner receives: 19 inch wheels, fog lights with built-in LEDs, exclusive trim of door handles and front grille, sport option of the steering wheel with gearshift paddles and the interior in black and gray tones. Positions of seats can be changed, using the electric drive. And traditionally it is more convenient to admire the landscape through the side and front windows, as well as through the sunroof installed on the roof. Buyers are offered navigation, parking sensors and electric trunk. In addition to the standard CD audio system, it is possible to play MP3 format.
Тест драйв Kia Sportage 2017 года выпуска демонстрирует хорошую управляемость, устойчивость при входе и выходе в поворот. С плохим покрытием справляется полный привод, который подключается в автоматическом режиме и вручную.
In the first case, large arrays of information are processed (vehicle speed, angle of rotation of wheels, quality of coating, etc.). The exchange process takes place at a speed of 150 milliseconds, a signal is given to turn on (turn off) the full drive.
What is so remarkable about South Korean management? By car, all soundly, efficiently and reliably, but there must be some kind of chip? Recall that in 2015, the model Sorento, stylized as one of the characters of the movie “People X”, was demonstrated. At this time, continuing the tradition, the Koreans offered the Kia Sportage X Man 2017.
Special edition for Star Wars fans. The concern singled out movie fans in a separate group and invented a special car especially for them. They worked hard on him, and not just hung plastic. So, the appearance is special, unique glossy texture is combined with a blue matte color. Some body parts have a yellow and red color. Striking wheels in a sporty style.
Kia Sportage X Man has a large wheelbase size of 2700 mm, which increases stability when driving. The front grille has the name "Tiger nose" and has an X sign that repeats but is slightly modified from the back. Fog lights have an unusual shape in the form of four ice cubes. Also, the X-variant has a special plastic exterior body parts, which begin in front of the car. They pass through the arches and end on the rear bumper, depicting a diagonal cross.Recommended article: Little Hyundai Getz in the secondary market
Inside is a new media center, which has an enlarged touch screen control-display information with built-in navigation system. Two new services - Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to use smartphones on iOS and Android. The interior of the car is also made in the style of comics "Marvel".
The choice of Kia offers one of two options: 2.4 liter engine with 181 hp. and a turbocharged sports unit with a size of 2 liters and a power of 241 hp Complete with both will be installed 6-position automatic switch box. You can choose: two driving wheels or four-wheel drive.
Auto was presented in Australia at the open championship in tennis, in which KIA acted as the main sponsor.
Competitors are not asleep
There is plenty of durability even in the basic configuration, so the Kia Sportage in 2018 will not change for sure. However, it should be borne in mind that the closest competitors in the base Hyundai Tucson have alloy wheels and Bluetooth communication. The Toyota RAV4 has an additional airbag (seventh) and protection for the driver's knee joints, and you can also retrofit the car navigation and parking sensors. Keyless access and push-button auto on / off are offered in the initial configuration of the Mazda CX-5.
The most "expensive" competitor - Volkswagen Tiguan provides additional equipment preheater, rearview camera and rain sensor. Already installed navigation system and parking sensors, as well as climate control.
Kia Sportage 2017 review demonstrates excellent running performance, reliability of the main components and a high degree of safety. Over the fourth generation of South Koreans have worked on glory.
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