Frankfurt, 27 August 2015 – Kia Motors Europe has today revealed the first
official exterior images of the all-new Kia Sportage, featuring an attractive
new design. The all-new Sportage will make its global debut at the Frankfurt
International Motor Show on 15 September 2015.
fourth-generation, the all-new Kia Sportage features a bold, progressive
design, with the vehicle’s designers creating a sense of power and agility from
every angle. Echoing the contrast of smooth and sharp shapes found on some of
the most iconic modern fighter jets, the Sportage creates visual harmony out of
the tension between sharp, defined feature lines and smooth surfacing.
The ‘face’ of the all-new
Sportage represents the biggest change to the car’s design, with the car’s
headlamps no longer integrated with the grille for the new model, instead
sweeping back along the outer edges of the more sharply-detailed bonnet and
bolder wheel arches. Immediately recognisable as a Kia, the Sportage’s lower,
wider ‘tiger-nose’ grille adds more volume to the lower half of the Sportage’s
face, resulting in a more imposing appearance and a more stable-looking stance.
The all-new Sportage is
characterised by its sportier, more raked profile. From the side, the all-new
Sportage retains the swept-back silhouette of the outgoing model, with a
roofline that tapers slightly towards the rear of the car, longer front
overhangs, shorter rear overhangs and longer wheelbase. Smooth bodywork, bolder
wheel arches and sharp lines endow the Sportage with a more dynamic, muscular
At the rear, the horizontal
forms and surface volume emphasise the car’s width and give the compact SUV a
more stable appearance.The slim combination lamps are joined by a strip that
runs the width of the rear, while turn signals and reversing lights are
separated, relocated lower down to add more visual weight and a greater sense
of stability to the lower half of the car.
The design of the new
Sportage has been led by Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt, Germany,
with input from the brand’s Namyang, Korea and Irvine, California design