Friday, September 4, 2015

Next-gen Sportage Revealed Inside and Out Before Auto Show Debut

Redesigned interior gives KIA CUV an updated look for 2017 model year

The next-generation KIA Sportage will take the stage at the Frankfurt Auto Show later this month, but KIA fans can catch a glimpse of the 2017 KIA Sportage right now — and that includes exterior and interior photos!

KIA promises the most refined, highest-quality cabin to date for the next-gen Sportage, and the new interior shots show a definite redesign. New technology features and active safety features abound.

The redesigned dashboard includes the large display screen, most likely the UVO infotainment system. A flat-bottomed steering wheel and new options such as cooled seats and a heated steering wheel should be available. The cabin appears to give off a more horizontal look than its predecessors, and said wireless phone charging should be a feature on the 2017 Sportage.

The same man, Peter Schreyer, who redesigned the Optima headed the design on the new Sportage. Noticeable exterior changes include higher headlights and a lower grille next to quad driving lights on both sides. KIA said the new stance of the Sportage is more “imposing ... and stable-looking.”

A GT trim level looks like it will be added to at least the Sportage line. Other noticeable features include chrome accents and a metallic skid plate.

The next-gen Sportage will be ready to take on the Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander and Mazda CX-5. St. Louis CUV fans can find new KIA Sportages now at the KIA Butler, Jim Butler KIA in Chesterfield Valley!

To learn more about the KIA Sportage or to schedule a test drive, call Jim Butler KIA today at 636-256-9600 or contact us online. As your St. Louis KIA dealer, we invite you to check out our new Sportages in-person at our Chesterfield dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur or Maryland Heights area, stop by our lot at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. Here at Jim Butler KIA, you can make your new vehicle purchase with confidence. We are located in Chesterfield, MO, and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights KIA dealer.

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