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2018 Kia Sportage

2018 Kia Sportage
The 2018 Kia Sportage, which was all-new for 2017, enters its first model year as a carry-over. Kia's award-winning vehicle offers advanced technology and greater options across three trim levels—LX, EX, and SX—in the popular subcompact utility segment. A new technology package, previously available starting at EX trim, is now available at the LX level, delivering Blind Spot Detection, a Lane Departure Warning System, and Rear Cross Traffic alert1. The EX trim receives a new Sport Appearance package and optional heated rear seats, while the SX adds an electronic parking brake for 2018. All trim levels are still available with optional Dynamax full-time all-wheel drive.2018 Kia Sportage
What's New
LX 2.4L
•Úpgraded Cloth-trimmed Seats with YES Essentials
•New optional LX Technology Package
•Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert
•Lane Departure Warning System
•Autonomous Emergency Braking
•Outside Mirror Turn Signal and Power Folding
•LX Popular Package upgrades
•ÚVO3 7-in. touchscreen with Android Auto and eServices telematics
•Full Auto Temperature Control
•Auto Defogger
•Air Ionizer

2018 Kia Sportage
EX 2.4L
Standard equipment now includes:
•Blind Spot Detection
•Rear Cross Traffic Alert
•Outside Mirror Turn Signal
•Outside Mirror Power Folding
•Heated Outside Mirrors
•Piano Black High Glossy Trim


2018 Kia Sportage
EX Package upgrades:
•EX AWD Technology Package includes heated rear seats
•New EX Sport Appearance package

2018 Kia Sportage
SX 2.0 Turbo
Standard equipment now includes:
•Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold

Source - Kia

2018 KIA SOUL AND SPORTAGE EARN HIGHEST POSSIBLE SAFETY RATING FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY

2018 Kia Sportage
Kia's Iconic Úrban Passenger Vehicle and Stylish Compact Crossover Earn Coveted 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Accolade
•Soul and Sportage receive good ratings in all five IIHS crashworthiness tests and a superior rating for optional front crash prevention
•Both vehicles received IIHS's best available rating due to newly available headlights1

IRVINE, Calif., November 3, 2017
—The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to 2018 Kia Souls when equipped with high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights – offered on the Primo Lit package – and 2018 Kia Sportages built after June 2017 when equipped with newly acceptable-rated HID headlights that are standard on the SX Turbo trim.2018 Kia Sportage
'Kia's world-class lineup continues to earn quality, reliability and safety awards at an increasing rate and these IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus ratings for Soul and Sportage reflect Kia's continuous improvement and effort to improve all aspects of safety,' said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA.

2018 Kia Sportage
To qualify for TSP+, the IIHS testing parameters require a vehicle earn 'good' ratings in five crashworthiness tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints – as well as an 'advanced' or 'superior' rating for front crash prevention and an 'acceptable' or 'good' rating in headlight testing.


2018 Kia SportageThe Soul and Sportage join four other Kia vehicles that have received the TSP+ rating from IIHS: Forte, Optima, Cadenza and Sorento2.

About the 2018 Soul


The 2018 Kia Soul enters its fifth model year as a carryover with minor enhancements. Kia's iconic urban passenger vehicle offers a fun, funky and functional approach to everyday driving. From a quality standpoint, Soul has ranked #1 in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS)3 in its category for three consecutive years. The 2018 model focuses on expanding the availability of ÚVO34 across the model range, adding the innovative infotainment system to the Base Convenience Package as well as to Soul Plus as standard equipment. The Soul Plus Primo Package now adds Smart Cruise Control (SCC)5 and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).3 The new Soul Plus Primo 'Lit' Package includes HID headlights and LED positioning lights to enhance Soul's on-road presence.


About the 2018 Sportage

The 2018 Kia Sportage, which was all-new for 2017, enters its first model year as a carry-over. Kia's award-winning vehicle offers advanced technology and greater options across three trim levels—LX, EX, and SX—in the popular subcompact utility segment. A new technology package, previously available starting at EX trim, is now available at the LX level, delivering Blind Spot Detection, a Lane Departure Warning System, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert3. The EX trim receives a new Sport Appearance package and optional heated rear seats, while the SX adds an electronic parking brake for 2018. All trim levels are still available with optional Dynamax6 full-time all-wheel drive.

Source - Kia

Related Reading : Kia Sportage History

The first Kia Sportage was produced ontop of the Mazda Bongo platform. It was a smaller SUV, sold in either a two-door soft top or four-door bodystyles. The vehicles were sold in low numbers and were even recalled on two occasions for problems with the rear wheels dismounting while in use. The Sportage, however, was the first vehicle to be equipped with a knee airbag.Production of the Kia....
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