Traditionally, the debut of the Hyundai Tucson and KIA Sportage were held with small bands at the time, but this time the Sportage will release a year later.
It is expected that the new generation of KIA Sportage postponed to mid next year, with the debut of the Hyundai Tucson will take place this summer.
The delay associated with changing the design, but the more interesting question is: why so suddenly? Maybe it happened because of sudden departure of the chief designer of Hyundai Motor Group Hatch Donckerwolke.
It should be mentioned that the KIA Sportage might appear in two variations: normal and extended wheelbase. Hyundai refused to release “stretch” variation of the Tucson, not to create competition with the Santa Fe. But the plans of another Corporation may be revised depending on the current requirements of the market.
Sportage is a strategic model of the Korean brand, whose sales each year is approximately 500,000 units, and be wrong in the case of the cross is tantamount to suicide.
In Ukraine, KIA Sportage regularly falls in the top most purchased car of the SUV segment. The price crossover starts from 17 $ 700.
In addition, recently it was noted that the new KIA Sorento will get a function of the innovation Park. So, the cross will become the first car from the mass market with this technology.
Also I suggest you see the review of KIA Sportage with mileage of 20 thousand kilometers from the team InfoCar.ua: