2022 Kia Sportage SUV Revealed Globally with Bold Design

The new-generation Kia Sportage SUV has been revealed globally by the South Korean automobile manufacturer ahead of its official launch for select markets sometime later this year. Several pictures shared by the carmaker show how the 2022 Sportage SUV has changed in terms of styling and technical upgrades inside.

2022 Kia Sportage SUV: Exterior Design and Features

Fifth-generation Kia Sportage SUV shares the same N3 platform used for the new Hyundai Tucson and Kia K5 sports utility vehicles. The design of the new-gen Sportage SUV can be easily distinguished from its previous-generation model from any angle. The front end of the Sportage SUV gets straight lines with Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille, split at the corners by the boomerang-shaped LED daytime running, behind which are the main headlights.

Kia Sportage SUV

At the back, the new-gen Sportage SUV has a clear similarity with the Kia EV6’s tailgate design and the roofline. The new LED taillights are linked by a horizontal strip that runs across the tailgate, in contrast to a clean design tinged with the thick black shaded bumper, to which is added a ‘ski plate’ protector.

Karim Habib, Sr. Vice President and Head of Global Design Center, said, “Reinventing the Sportage gave our talented design teams a tremendous opportunity to do something new; to take inspiration from the recent brand relaunch and introduction of EV6 to inspire customers through modern and innovative SUV design. With the all-new Sportage, we didn’t simply want to take one step forward but instead move on to a different level in the SUV class.”

The 2022 Kia Sportage SUV will also feature a Sportage X-Line version. It will feature special design details such as a slightly different-looking front bumper, gloss black finishes, side sill, curved roof rack, and a more pronounced rear spoiler, among others.

2022 Kia Sportage SUV: Interior Design and Features

Moving inside the Sportage SUV, the cabin has now been transformed into a more luxurious and comfortable space for occupants. The cabin is dominated by a huge horizontal screen that houses the curved digital dashboard and the infotainment system. The vents for climate control now have a 3D effect. The fifth-generation Kia Sportage SUV also gets a new multifunctional steering wheel.

Kia Sportage SUV

The automaker has also replaced the traditional gear lever with a rotary gear selector inside the new SUV. It also has a selector of driving modes, the heating and ventilation controls of the seats.

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The South Korean carmaker has not yet revealed the details about the 2022 Sportage SUV’s powertrain and other specifications related to the drive dynamics. However, since it shares the same platform with Hyundai Tucson and Kia K5, it may get a 2.5L naturally aspirated engine, a plug-in hybrid variant as well as a turbo version.

Kia carmaker currently sells the Seltos, Sonet, and the Carnival in Indian markets. The carmaker will also introduce an all-new MPV (Codename: KY) in our country sometime early next year.

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