2020 Kia Sportage grows up for the Chicago Auto Show
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2020 Kia Sportage grows up for the Chicago Auto Show

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[MUSIC] When Kia debuted the current generation Sportage cross over I'll admit I wasn't exactly in love with it's quirky face. But now the refreshed 2020 Sportage looks a little more mature and the tech inside more than sweetens the deal. Now, Kia says the updated Sportage looks a bit more European than before. Now, I'm not entirely sure Europe appreciate that comment. I will say that it does look more mature. The new headlights look ace. The new foglights get rid of that old quadbeam look they used to have going on. But what I really like the most is the new chrome strip on the front bumper, which adds just the right amount of visual width. Out back, there's new trim for the tail lights and a new exhaust tip. The interior's refresh is a little more on the mild side, rocking a new steering wheel design and bezels around the vents. That said, there is also a new leatherette seating option available as well as an optional wireless charging tray. The most notable update for 2020 is a bunch of new safety systems that include automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and full speed adaptive cruise control. In other tech news, the standard eight inch touch screen infotainment system packs standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and both connected car telematics and navigation are also available. Buyers will have two different choice for automotive force. The base engine is a 2.4 liter four cylinder putting out 181 horsepower. But if you're looking for a bit more pep in you step, I suggest opting for the 240 horsepower 2 liter. Both all wheel drive and front wheel drive are available, but the only transmission on on offer is a six speed automatic. The 2020 Kia Sportage goes on sale in the first half of 2019 and pricing will be announced closer to its on sale date. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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