The 2020 Kia Sportage revealed a refreshed look and new standard tech.
Don’t expect a radical departure for Kia’s compact SUV, but the 2020 Kia Sportage hits Chicago with a refreshed front and rear fascia. Kia changed the headlight design, as well as fitted a new grille, front bumper and skid plate. Around the back, there’s redesigned taillight trim. As a refresh, Kia also made some interior changes as well.
The layout largely remains the same as before, but there is a standard 8.0-inch infotainment display. The system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and there’s also optional wireless charging. Other interior changes include a redesigned steering wheel and climate vent bezels.
The 2020 Kia Sportage also has more safety kit than the previous model. Available features include Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping assist, Forward Collision Assist and High Beam Assist.
Apart from the growing range of safety equipment, the powertrain options for the Sportage remain the same. There’s a 2.4-liter direct-injected gas engine with 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit with 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. As before, both engines mate up exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional.
The refreshed Kia Sportage will go on sale by Summer 2019. Kia will announce actual pricing closer to that date. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more news from the 2019 Chicago Auto Show!