2020 Kia Sportage Makes Debut at Chicago Auto Show

The refreshed 2020 Sportage debuted in the Windy City today, boasting a new look, a new trim, more convenience and available driver-assist features. Following the intro of the upcoming Telluride at NAIAS, Kia’s largest SUV, the Sportage appeals to those who don’t need or want the space of a larger vehicle but place a high value on Kia’s cutting-edge design, AWD capability and convenience. 

The design language around Sportage has always been distinctly European and the 2020 model carries on the tradition. From the first pencil stroke it was meant to convey the kind of presence associated with sweeping, thought-provoking curves and an equally aggressive stance. The significant exterior design changes for 2020 include:

  • New headlights with available LED turn indicators
  • Redesigned projector-beam fog lights
  • Available LED headlights with available LED fog lights
  • New front grille, bumper, air intake and skid plate
  • Newly designed 17-, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Redesigned rear bumper and skid plate
  • New exhaust tip design
  • Redesigned tail light trim
  • A new metallic Steel Grey exterior color

The interior design is lightly enhanced and includes:

  • New available leatherette seating surfaces
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, available modem-enabled telematics, and available navigation
  • Newly designed steering wheel and vent bezels
  • Available smartphone wireless charging tray

Along with the new S trim, Sportage is offered in LX, EX and SX variants in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Two engines are available: a 2.4-liter GDI producing 181 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. or torque or a 2.0-liter turbo GDI that’s good for up to 2409 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. New to the Sportage are a number of available driver assist features:

  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with Start & Stop
  • Forward Collision Assist with pedestrian detection
  • High beam assist

The 2020 Sportage is set to go on sale in the first half of 2019, pricing will be announced closer to when it arrives at dealers.

 

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