Kia's Sportage compact SUV will enter its fourth-generation with the 2017 model year with updates including a new suspension, driver assistance systems, and an infotainment system offering telematics services, Kia announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Sportage's wheelbase has been stretched 1.2 inches to 105.1 inches, while overall length has increased 1.6 inches to 176.4 inches. The vehicle has the same overall width, 73.0 inches, as its predecessor.
Kia will offer the 2017 Sportage in three trim levels, including LX, EX and SX Turbo, in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Kia has tweaked the two carryover engines to improve fuel economy. Buyers can choose the 2.0L turbo inline-four on the SX Turbo that makes 241 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The LX and EX offer a 2.4L naturally aspirated engine that produces 181 hp and 175 lb.-ft. of torque.
Kia is adding its UVO3 infotainment system that offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration with the 7-inch navigation screen, as well as UVO eServices featuring 14 telematics services accessible via an UVO app.