The all-new Kia Sportage has been introduced as a model for 2022. The revamped crossover, which will be available in many worldwide markets later this year, is a drastic departure from its predecessor.
In terms of design, the model's all-new design is immediately noticeable, as it has a strong grille with a black mesh bottom part. The predecessor's bouncy bodywork has been replaced with crisp lines, crisp creases, and more expressive paneling. In addition, the vehicle has a sportier beltline that climbs up at an angle to meet a unique D-pillar accent. Designers also added a slimmer greenhouse and a contrasting black roof to the crossover.
Out back, the aggressive style continues with a liftgate reminiscent of the EV6. The Sportage, on the other hand, has a more traditional tailgate and a more upright rear window. Buyers seeking a more distinctive appearance might select the new Sportage X-Line. It has a new front bumper, black highlights, and a more prominent roof rack. The vehicle will also have unique interior features such as black metal wood trim and sage green or black chairs with quilting.
Inside, it's significantly more premium, with flowing "three-dimensional air vents" and classier switchgear.
The console also has a driving mode selection and settings for the heated and ventilated front seats. Other notable features include a fully digital instrument cluster and a widescreen infotainment system that appear to be linked. There is no indication on specs at this time, though entry-level variations may include analog gauges.
Although no information regarding the engine possibilities has been disclosed, we have lately observed Kia testing plug-in hybrid variations.