2016 Kia Sportspace Release Date, Price, Engine, Specs – The 2016 Kia Sportspace is a new concept car designed and developed by Kia Motors. This elegant looking and magnificently crafted work of art proves to be Kia’s best creation ever. It is designed to detail and has a very stern appearance.
The new Sportspace model is said to be the model that might soon replace the Kia Optima. The SportSpace has a one of a kind exterior design and measures 191.3 (in) length and 73.6 (in) width with a carrying capacity of up to five passengers plus their luggage.
The car is set to be released in two variants i.e. there shall be a U.S version and a European version. A lot has been said about this new model but its price and release date remain a speculation that’s yet to be confirmed. Below is a full review and specifications of the much awaited 2016 Kia Sportspace.
2016 KIA SPORTSPACE Exterior
With a little resemblance to the Audi RS6 Avant, the exterior of the Kia Sportspace has a sleek and very appealing appearance owing to its low, wide and long outlook. The car has been fitted with very unique 20 inch wheels and a long hood to give it a stern look. The Sportspace also has LED headlights and mist lights on the grille that are specially designed to marry each other.
Detailed designing has been done on the rear window, bumper and tailgate to reduce any visual charge back. The grille exhibits Kia’s iconic “Tiger Nose” and if you look keenly you’ll note that it has blades that can be rotated to increase or decrease air supply when necessary.
The 2016 Kia Sportspace is also subtly curved to strengthen the visual motion of the dynamic front. The taillights and turn signals are integrated together and can only be differentiated when active. It also comes fitted with a roof spoiler and diffuser to maximize rear end air flow. The rear bumper is more inclined forward and a bit expanded.
2016 KIA SPORTSPACE Interior
The interior design is also as stunning as the exterior with a very spacious cabin. This gives the car users a sense of comfort-ability with controls being more close and accessible to the driver. That’s not all, the Sportspace also comes with a two touch screen panels, GPS, A/C, stereo sound system, USB among others. Kia’s design engineers have devoted a lot of resources to ensure that this magnificent car is fitted with cutting edge tech gadgets.
The two touch screen panel each have different role to play, for instance, the top panel is used by the driver for navigation and also information about the instrumental cluster while the second panel can be used by both the driver and the passengers owing to the fact that it’s positioned centrally and is used as a control panel for all the car’s devices and functionalities like seats and climate control systems.
It is also fitted with an aluminum console at the centre which gives it an added advantage over its main competitors or “classmates”. Another eye catching feature is the panoramic sunroof that is fitted on the car ensuring that the interior is well lit.
2016 KIA SPORTSPACE Engine
The 2016 Kia SportSpace engine will vary depending on the car version. According to the car maker, Kia Motors stated that the U.S. version will come with a 2ltr turbocharged i-4 engine likely to be fitted with an 8-speed automatic FWD. This engine will yield 255HP and more than 270 lb-ft of torque. The car will be able to do 0-60MPH in less than 7 seconds with a maximum speed of 135MPH. it will also have an average of 30MPG.
The European version, on the other hand, will be fitted with a 1.7ltr hybrid diesel engine with an automatic but undisclosed gearbox. For this version of the Sportspace a part time AWD will be possible thanks to the electric motor. The European version is set to double the U.S version on fuel economy since this version will be able to do an impressive 60MPG which sounds like music to the ears of most car buyers.
2016 KIA SPORTSPACE Price and Release Date
The 2016 Kia Sportspace expected to be released next year, 2016, with the price ranging somewhere between $25,000 and $30,000.