Kia Sportage officially launched. The official estimated price of a new car is between 179,800 and 237,800 yuan. A total of 8 models were launched. SPITO was first introduced at Chengdu Auto Show earlier. The new car is based on latest third-generation Hyundai i-GMP platform and offers many different powertrains. The domestic version of SPOTO also retains design of overseas version. Kia SPT, although a new name, has been in China for a long time, SPT is literal translation of Sportage, and SPT can be considered fifth generation Sportage model.
Look and feel: avant-garde design language provides enough recognizability
Kia Lion Platinum continues design power of Korean cars and has its own unique understanding of design. The front panel design adopts current borderless design concept. The piano black color scheme and X Element detail are also unique styling of overseas version of X-Line.
In addition to grille details, hood also features a unique air intake design that is split by a silver matte finish in middle, and compared to black color scheme of top, this also makes front of the car show two different visual hierarchies.
The design of light group can be called highlight of whole car, it not only has complex internal parts, but also allows front of car to have integrity. The design of headlights is bold enough. The LED daytime running lights have a boomerang shape, which already has a good visual effect. relatively strong..
The side profile matches standard SUV body proportions, but on this basis designer has added more power. The wheel arches on both sides are smooth and muscular, and lines are smooth and simple without use of complex lines. way in which designers are very good.
The 19" snowflake rims equipped with high-end models on rims are very beautiful. The color combination of chrome plating and piano black is also a popular color combination at present, considering beauty and ease of cleaning. .
The tail section design also continues boldness and innovation of front end, introducing another flavor of layering in form of polygonal cross sections. The taillights do not use through light bars, and design with black as main color gives a sporty touch, and details of interior light group also introduce different materials, and way of connecting with black frames also deserves close attention.
Interior design: strong sense of technology and superior design in detail
Kia Lion Platinum adopts Kia's latest interior design style. The center console is tilted towards driver. The lightly enveloping design is not only comfortable to operate, but also more easily evokes driving enthusiasm.
In addition to light interior color scheme, Kia SPT also offers various interior trim options such as red-black and pure black to create a more passionate driving atmosphere.
Two 12.3" screens together form a dual screen design. The screen itself is still curved, with same curvature as center console, which is full of design sense. The car engine part uses Kia Connect car infotainment system, which has improved stability and smoothness, and has a more powerful third-party software pool for a better user experience.
The air conditioner panel is made in a touch design with a piano lacquer effect. In general, design is simple and clear. The only thing that confuses me is ability to collect fingerprints. will affect appearance.
In addition, Kia Lion Platinum package is also relatively rich, even with heated and ventilated front seats, which are relatively rare at same level, and has a "boss button" for co-pilot, and configuration is relatively rich.
Power Supply: Provide three different power plans, consumers will have more choices
Kia Lion Platinum offers three different powertrains. In addition to 1.5t and 2.0t clean fuel models, a 2.0 HEV hybrid version is also available.
The 2.0T and 1.5T powertrains are familiar to everyone. As most powerful model in entire series, 2.0T does not disappoint, with a maximum output of 236 horsepower and peak torque of 353 Nm. matched with 8AT gearbox. Performance is also noteworthy, with an official 0-100 km/h time of 7.7 seconds, which is outstanding for same class.
The 1.5T model cannot be ignored either. This is a powerful tuning in world of Kia Lion Platinum. It features unique CVVD technology to achieve higher power output through savings and optimized emissions. Its essence is to control amount of intake air under various operating conditions and increase combustion efficiency by changing valve opening time. In terms of data, this 1.5T engine has a maximum output of 200 horsepower and a maximum torque of 253 Nm. It is also matched with an 8AT gearbox. We also look forward to actual performance of this power system.
After talking about two clean-fuel powertrains, Kia Lion Platinum is also offering 2.0 HEV models that put more emphasis on economy. But regardless of hybrid version, data performance is not inferior to other two. The 2.0HEV has a total system power of 200 horsepower and a total system torque of 350 Nm. It is matched with a 6AT gearbox. The biggest advantage of hybrid version is still fuel consumption, with WLTC total fuel consumption of 5.6 l/100 km, which is also a good figure for same class.
Compared to previous models, increase in strength of KIA SPITO product is more obvious. As well as changing naming method, KIA SPITO is a completely new work. Compared to previous generation models, KX5 has a whole level of improvement. in terms of architecture and positioning. The merits of Korean models in design have been preserved in world of Shibaituo. The highly recognizable design has many characteristics. Among relatively homogeneous new cars, it has its own design concept, which is undoubtedly more beneficial for next-up to development of Shibotuo.
In addition to perception factors, KIA SPIOT also allows us to see sincerity of manufacturer. The price range from 179,800 to 237,800 yuan covers a wide range. Increasing power of product plays an important role. preliminary understanding of some of presentations at launch conference. The choice of multiple power systems has also changed from previous product line. Clean fuel and hybrid power are two different powers, more effective against opponents of same level, and we are also looking forward to actual performance Kia Lion Platinum and will find answer on a subsequent test drive. However, competition at compact SUV level is undeniably fierce. The Kia SPT has put aside burdens of past and may be able to prove itself once again through strength of product.