2018 Kia Sportage: Sportier and Refresher Changes


If you are into the Sportage, you would probably be thrilled with the updated news about 2018 Kia Sportage. For the 2018 model, the company is going to have some refreshed work – not only for the design and physical area but also on the machine and power. It is high time to expect Sportage coming up with a newer sporty feel and design. Not to mention that it should come with improved handle, control, and also performance.


First of all, the new 2018 Kia Sportage will be coming with new suspension, complete with the stiffer springs and better shock absorbers. These new additions alone should be able to create a more stable handle as well as smoother drive, able to tackle corners and bumpy roads. With these new sets, not only you should be able to experience comfier driving but you can enjoy quieter cabin as well.

Exterior Designs

The new Sportage is still unveiled, heavily under camouflage but expect the new ride to look similar to the current one. But you can expect a sportier feel and shape although no drastic changes should be expected. For a starter, it should come with sportier 18 inch wheels for the standard and also different color options – not limited to the chrome insert only. Expect a slight change on the black roof rails, window surrounding, and also the black mirror. For the overall design, the new Sportage should have a more aggressive line with new grille and red inserts, colored fender flares, and other minor details.

Interior Cabin

Changes aren’t expected to happen quite much for the cabin of Sportage but you can expect a better and safer safety features with better avoidance system, crash frontal collision, and also cruise control. Although you are driving in the bad weather, you can enjoy a safe ride with the new developed lane keep assistance technology.


It is possible that the new 2018 Kia Sportage won’t be using the naturally aspirated engine with its 2.4 liter capacity. Kia will probably use the inline four turbocharged engine with 1.6 liter capacity, delivering smooth and powerful 175 hp of power and a better fuel efficiency feature.

Price and Release Date

It is possible that the Sportage should be ready by the end of 2017, or at least the last quarter of it so it can be ready at the beginning of 2018. For the price tag, this 2018 Kia Sportage will be likely sold at around $23,000.