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KIA Sportage Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 7
First production year: 2004
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
 

2021 - Present

After 28 years since the Sportage's first generation, Kia unveiled the fifth sequel of its compact SUV, with a version designed exclusively for the European market. The Sportage evolved a lot in its almost three decades from a small off-road vehicle fitted with a transfer case and low-range gear to a practical SUV that could cope better with the urban traffic than with tracks and roots. ...

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gasoline engines:

  KIA Sportage 1.6L HEV 6AT (226 HP)

  KIA Sportage 2.4L 6AT (181 HP)

2018 - 2021

Kia Motors unveiled the new Kia Sportage facelift, Europe's most popular and global model. The new model comes with a modern design both inside and outside. The news for 2018 are safety technologies and revised engines in line with future emission standards. The model is launched with the new advanced generation of the Sportage, EcoDynamic + 48V diesel engine as part of the global engine ...

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gasoline engines:

  KIA Sportage 1.6L T-GDI 7AT AWD (177 HP)

  KIA Sportage 2.0L GDI CVT (240 HP)

  KIA Sportage 2.0L GDI CVT AWD (240 HP)

  KIA Sportage 2.4L GDI CVT (181 HP)

  KIA Sportage 2.4L GDI CVT AWD (181 HP)

diesel engines:

  KIA Sportage 1.7L CRDi 6MT (116 HP)

  KIA Sportage 2.0L CRDi 6AT AWD (136 HP)

  KIA Sportage 2.0L CRDi 6AT AWD (185 HP)

2015 - 2018

The fourth generation Kia Sportage made its first appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show, surprising the people with its attractive design and new technological features. Kia says the exterior design was inspired by modern jet fighters, combining smooth and sharp shapes into one robust and attractive package. The new design also helps reduce the drag coefficient from 0.35 to 0...

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2010 - 2013

The Kia Sportage has gone a long journey from a cheap off-road vehicle to a serious contender in the compact SUV segment. And the third generation was its big breakthrough. In 2006, the designer of the Audi TT, Peter Schreyer, took the challenge to lead the design team of the Korean car-manufacturer Kia and the 2010 Sportage was the third model designed by him. Some of its cues were seen bef...

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2008 - 2010

Kia introduced a facelift for the second generation of its small-sized SUV in 2008, improving both the look and the powertrain. In 2008, the world was sinking under the financial crisis. Still, some carmakers had the opportunity to grow, and Kia was one of them. After a big sales hit with its compact-segment hatchback cee'd, the Korean carmaker turned its attention towards the Sportage, ...

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2004 - 2007

The crossover SUV first appeared in 1995, a joint venture with Lotus engineering. In 2005 the second generation came out with a platform that was shared with the Hyundai Tucson. The engine receives an upgrade, moving up to a V6 that puts out 173 hp (ther is also a 2.0 4 cylinder diesel engine, but only in the UK). It also has a larger body than its predecessor and customers complained that some ...

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