1.2. The KIA Sportage cars - the summary

In the present manual the KIA Sportage II cars of a model range of a sample of 1999 ÷ 2002 are considered.

Along with Suzuki Vitara, Kia Sportage is one of pioneers of compact SUVs of the Part-time 4WD family, i.e., with the connected four-wheel drive. Characteristic of this family is the lack of interaxal differential predetermining use of the mode 4WD only at the movement on the cross-country terrain with weak soil (dirt, sand, snow) or on roads with a slippery or friable covering (ice, snow).

The considered models are equipped with the line 4-cylinder 16-valvate petrol engine of the FE series with the top arrangement of two camshafts (DOHC) of 2.0 l and 128 h.p., or the two-liter line 4-cylinder 8-valvate turbocharged diesel RF TCI engine with the top arrangement of one camshaft (OHC) and 83 h.p. According to purpose of the car (the SUV 4 x 4) the power unit is located in a motive compartment is longitudinal.

Torque transmission from a bent shaft of the engine to wheels of leaders of back and forward bridges is carried out by means of the 5-staged manual box of gear shifting (MBGS) of the/4-staged automatic transmission (AT) and the transfer case connected to reducers of bridges by means of back and forward driveshafts. The transfer case is in addition equipped with the two-level reducer providing a possibility of decrease in transfer in the all-wheel drive mode (4L). Naves of forward wheels are standardly equipped with couplings of a free wheeling with the vacuum drive providing a possibility of automatic disconnection of wheels from power shafts when switching in the mode 2H without the need for the termination of the movement. Blocking of interwheel differentials is not provided.

Optionally the back bridge can be equipped with self-locking differential of limited slipping (LSD).

Forward suspension bracket independent, two-lever, with the stabilizer of cross stability, back - dependent, with the shtangovy directing device.

The steering drive hydrostrengthened, designs "the screw - a ball nut", widely applied on cars of sports and economic appointment (category SUV).

The basic brake system - hydraulic, double-circuit with vacuum strengthening and dynamic adjustment of distribution of brake forces. Forward brake mechanisms disk, ventilated, back - drum. The drive of the parking brake manual, hummock, with an exit to brake mechanisms of back wheels.

In addition to the basic brake system the KIA Sportage cars can be equipped with system of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS) and electronic and hydraulic system of distribution of brake forces (EBD).

Now the Russian assembly line of cars of foreign production – the CJSC Avtotor company (Kaliningrad) releases only the petrol KIA Sportage version with a body of a frame design of type the 5-door Versatile person with the standard, or extended (Grand) body.