2020 KIA SPORTAGE DEBUTS AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW.

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  • New front and rear fascias add more aggressive flair
  • Updated option package enhancements add comfort and convenience features
  • New S trim includes sporty exterior and interior design elements


CHICAGO, February 7, 2019
– The refreshed 2020 Sportage made its debut in the Windy City today, boasting a bold new look, a new S trim, more convenience and available driver-assist features, and a standard 8-inch touchscreen for LX, S and EX variants.  Following the introduction of the upcoming Telluride1, 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, available AWD2 capability and convenience.  Set to go on sale in the first half of 20193, pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

Euro-focused Design
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 2020 Sportage interior design is lightly enhanced and includes:

  • New available SOFINO leatherette seating surfaces
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay4 and Android Auto5, available modem-enabled telematics6, and available navigation7
  • Newly designed steering wheel and vent bezels
  • Available smartphone wireless charging tray8


Engineered for Confident Capability
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

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