2019 Kia SUV Updates: Sportage, Sorento, and Niro

The new Kia Sportage, Sorento, and Niro have been redesigned and modified to outperform their previous versions. Kia has focused on all aspects of the vehicle from interior and exterior style to performance and power under the hood.

Sportage

Price: $23,750

Features

This vehicle sports a redesigned exterior to rival other compact crossovers, with sleek curves and unique side contours and high wheel arches that make it an inspiring vehicle to look at.

The new Sportage has also been outfitted with the advanced Kia Drive Wise technologies. These technologies are designed to warn drivers when an accident is close and to help avoid some of them as well. One of these key technologies is the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system that monitors objects in front of the vehicle to automatically initiate the breaks if needed. Another technological advantage of this vehicle is the Blind-Spot Detection (BSD) system that monitors the rear blind spots of the vehicle to make it safer to change lanes and other maneuvers.

Another great feature of the 2019 Sportage is its stylish interior. Drivers are at the center of attention as all interior designs have been geared towards their comfort and control. All console angles, buttons, and displays have been ergonomically optimized for the driver. Coupled with high-quality leather, this new Sportage interior is something to behold.

Sorento

Price: $25,990

Features

The 2019 Kia Sorento has been revamped with upgraded performance, power, and quality. The new 8-speed automatic transmission makes it easier for drivers to control the vehicle. This vehicle can tow up to 5,000 lbs. and has an impressive MPG rating of 26 city/highway. Drivers can also opt for the all-wheel drive option.

Another great feature of this vehicle is the enhanced safety technology can help protect drivers. Kia’s Smart Shift & Drive Technology can sense the road conditions to adjust the vehicle’s performance to enhance comfort and safety. The Sorento has an available blind spot detection system that alerts drivers when cars are in the vehicle’s blindspots with lights on each side-view mirror. Kia has also equipped the 2019 version with cruise control technology that can maintain the vehicle’s speed while also keeping a safe distance from other vehicles on the road.

The new 2019 model has been redesigned inside and out to bring a new feeling of quality for the driver and passengers, with sevens spacious seats, a panoramic sunroof, and 14-way driver’s seat.

Niro

Price: $24,280

Features

This vehicle is only in its third year of development and production. For this reason, Kia hasn’t made any major changes to this particular hybrid SUV from previous years. However, the features on the exterior, interior, and under the hood are still impressive and worth mentioning. First and foremost, Kia has designed the Niro with a stylish exterior that has remodeled front and rear bumpers and provided new 17” wheels.

One of the biggest anticipations surrounding the 2019 Niro is the impressive electric engine. Kia is helping to revolutionize the automotive industry with these new electrically focused engines. The 2019 comes equipped with an electric engine capable of generating 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft. of torque. Kia has taken the technology as step further by including a liquid-cooled battery that can provide energy for a 240-mile range on only one charge.

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Celeb Facts - Celebrities Obsessed With Golf

  1. Justin Bieber's golf dates may outnumber his court dates. According to Rolling stone, Bieber's music career is a byproduct of his not having enough money for golf. When needed to come up with $20 for green fees, Bieber apparently took his guitar to a downtown theater and played on the steps for cash, and came home with $200.
  2. Former soap star and star of Melrose Place, Jack Wagner, was ranked first in a recent ranking of Hollywood's top golfers with a plus-0.3 index. He said the rating inspired him to win the next Lake Tahoe event. Golfing goes way back for him; in 1980, he won the Missouri junior college championship.
  3. Off-screen, Matthew McConaughey is just as likely to be photographed without a shirt as he is with a shirt on and playing golf. McConaughey is very competent on the course and was listed as having an 8.6 index in a recent Hollywood ranking.
  4. At the 2010 Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge, Wahlberg scored 97. His score made him the only non-athlete to earn medalist honors. He ranked 26th on a list of Hollywood's 100 Best Golfers. His instructor Jim Flick says the actor could be closer to a scratch if he wasn't so busy in Hollywood.
  5. Even if Bill Murray was not a golf enthusiast, he will likely always be remembered in golf circles as the loopy assistant greenkeeper Carl Spackler from "Caddyshack." Despite the film following him onto the green, Murray hasn't stopped loving golf. He is often seen at the AT&T Pro-Am and carries a single-digit index.

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