There's a lot happening at the front-end of the Kia Sportage
There's a lot happening at the front-end of the Kia SportageKia

Fifth generation Kia Sportage SUV revealed globally

The Kia Sportage is the Korean brand’s latest offering with the ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy

Shortly after grabbing headlines with the EV6, Kia has unveiled the fifth-generation Sportage. The new Kia Sportage is the result of a collaborative effort between Kia’s main global design network in Korea, Germany, the US, and China. It sits below the flagship Telluride and shares its underpinnings with the latest generation Hyundai Tucson that’s sold globally. India meanwhile still gets the previous iteration of the Tucson.

Short overhang at the rear of the Kia Sportage
Short overhang at the rear of the Kia SportageKia

The Kia Sportage carries an all-new design philosophy called the ‘Opposites United’. Sharp and edgy lines dominate the looks of the exterior. The front of the car is dominated by a rather complex and intricate looking iteration of Kia’s signature Tiger nose grille. The distinctive boomerang shaped DRLs also play into the design philosophy aimed to express through the car.

The Sportage comes with a black roof paint job option while the Sportage X-Line will also feature a unique bumper, side sill and curved roof rack. From the side profile the aero-optimised machine cut alloys grab eyeballs. At the rear you have a full width wraparound taillamps that sort of droop into the flanks.

Well appointed cabin of the Kia Sportage
Well appointed cabin of the Kia SportageKia

On the inside, the Kia Sportage now flaunts a massive curved panel that houses the digital instrument cluster and also the infotainment screen. Other prominent elements include three dimensional air vents, gloss black centre console that also houses a rotary gear knob and capacitive touch control for the climate. Powertrain details however are yet to be revealed.

There’s no word on the launch of the Sportage in India, but Kia India has already communicated plans of entering a different segment with its next offering. Could the Sportage then be the one? Let’s wait and watch.

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