Introducing The 2016 Kia Sportage
When you think of modern style your thoughts might turn to European designed products. Clothing and cars especially.
However, Kia has changed that perception having designed vehicles with modern style and flare. Not bad for a company that started manufacturing bicycles and is now ranked among the fifth largest car manufacturers in the world.
It's hard to believe that Kia Motors Corporation was founded in May 1944. Today Kia is recognized as the oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles in all of Korea.
Today, Kia is churning out more than 1.4 million vehicles a year. There are 14 manufacturing and assembly operations scattered all over the world.
Add to that more than 3,000 distributors and dealers covering 172 countries.
Even with all this Kia continues to impress with style redesigns and advancements in research.
The engineers for Kia are currently working on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles for the future and state-of-the-art recycling for when Kia vehicles are no longer able to be on the road.
That is quite impressive. What's more is that Kia never lets their vehicle product line get stale.
Take for instance the 2016 Kia Sportage. It's the subtle improvements in function and design that create better vehicles and the 2016 Kia Sportage in Miami is impressive!
While there are just a few minor changes for this new 2016 version of the Sportage they are impressive never the less.
The onboard touchscreen display has been updated and now is packaged with a rearview camera for the LX trim's Popular package.
The upholstery for the EX and SX trims have been upgraded to a standard leather upholstery. While the SX trim now comes standard with a panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats. All great improvements to the product line.
Exterior Design Improvements
What you will notice from looking at the new 2016 Kia Sportage is the bold styling which has become a trademark for Kia as of late. No boring lines will be found on any Kia especially the Kia Sportage.
For example, there is a new take on the signature tiger-nosed grille. It has become somewhat bolder than in previous models with a high-gloss chrome trim, and your choice of lattice-type and wedge-shaped grille design.
Either one of those designs is stunningly beautiful and make the vehicle seem ultra-modern.
With such a bold display from the grille, Kia has upped the ante with the headlights as well. Continuing the bolder look. Look for large Xenon headlights that pierce the darkness. In addition LED Daytime Running Lights – add a little more visual stimulation from the road.
From behind the Sportage continues the aggressive styling that makes you forget you are looking at an SUV.
Traditional "bulb lights" that are somewhat wrapped around the back end of the entire Sportage are standard but with this model there are LED taillights available to make things brighter and safer.
Not to mention that LED lights are present a much more modern look overall.
Interior Design from seating to cockpit
The bolder exterior styling continues inside where you are surrounded but luxuries that you may not expect all the while the cockpit is front and center offer the driver everything easily accessible and at their fingertips.
The dashboard is made with high-quality materials. You will not find hard cold plastic here. It has a high-quality feel that is sleek and ergonomically designed. Look for the soft nano-paint finish to further enhance the look.
Often overlooked in the interior of an automobile are the door accents and materials used. Arguably, the door trim may be the least likely noticed piece of your vehicle while you are driving.
With that said the Kia Sportage has taken a much needed closer look and added some luxury to an otherwise overlooked space.
You'll notice that the door trims on the 2016 Kia Sportage in Miami are built with softer-touch panels and padding designed with a newly developed IMG (In-Mould Graining).
The new process gives you a new kind of traditional texture feel while cutting down on the costs to make it. You can thank the research and development team at Kia for this. Always looking to be innovative from engines to interior trim.
Always look up. Unless your driving...that could get a little dangerous. In any event, the 2016 Kia Sportage gives you the ability to let the whole outdoors into your ride. Kia Sportage comes available with a panoramic sunroof.
Think of it as a skylight for your vehicle that goes the entire length of the roof. It really does feel like you have opened up the top of your Sportage and let the world inside.
It is designed to be as transparent as possible and will tilt and slide into almost any configuration. All this controlled by you with the push of a button.
What the tech is going on?
Kia is proud to be one of the leading automakers to incorporate so much tech into their vehicles without increasing the pricetag.
Let's start with the newly designed gauges in the 2016 Kia Sportage. The information cluster is quite large at 4.2". Right in the middle is an LCD screen that displays live information about your vehicle performance.
Things like fuel consumption, travel distance information. Even warning messages, information about your steering and so much more. The nature of the LCD screen means that the display is amazingly crisp, clean, and clear even in direct sunlight.
The infotainment system is state of the art. Syncing with most modern smartphones and navigations systems. Kia realizes how important it is for drivers to remain "hands-free" and you can do with with Bluetooth technology.
Give me some space!
The 2016 Kia Sportage is designed to be as compact as possible however, that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice space. It's all in how the engineers have designed the Sportage.
There is plenty of legroom due to changes in the wheelbase. A longer wheelbase means more room that can he worked for passengers leg space.
Plus, a raised roof allows for more headroom and elbow room throughout the entire vehicle....even in the back.
You can even customize the Kia Sportage to reconfigure seating to maximize space for your needs. Also, inside there are plenty of useful storage compartments.
Overall, the Kia Sportage is a compact vehicle that doesn't feel small. The engineers at Kia put a lot of thought into designing a vehicle that would be able to be affordable, practical, and stylish.
Most consumers agree that the new 2016 Kia Sportage hits the mark.
Click Here to take a look at the complete inventory of Kia Sportages that we have on our lot here at Miami Lakes Automall - Kia. Find one and take a close look at the specs we have listed online and stop in for a test drive.
Our entire staff is knowledgeable and highly trained in every aspect of each vehicle we sell. We can help you customize the 2016 Kia Sportage to fit your needs and lifestyle.
Once you have created the perfect car for you, we can help you with that all important next step - financing.
We have years of experience and relationships with lenders and can work together to get you the very best financing rate.
Visit us today and find out how a Kia Sportage in Miami may be the best vehicle for you!