The new 2022 Kia Sportage has debuted in society. The fifth generation of Kia’s successful and popular SUV is now a reality and is here. The first images have revealed the exterior design and the renewed cabin. An SUV that takes a step forward in terms of connectivity, safety, comfort, and efficiency.
The wait is over. The fifth generation of the Kia Sportage is already a reality. The Kia SUV, one of the reference models in this competitive category, undergoes a comprehensive renovation. It brings with it very important news. Some novelties go from the exterior design to the cabin. All this without losing sight of the technological and mechanical equipment.
Kia has released the first official images of the new Sportage. This model, one of the best midsize SUVs that we can find in European dealerships, is called to continue to play a leading role in the European range of the brand despite the times of change that are being experienced in this part of the world. Now, how has it changed? Let’s go into details and break down all the keys.
Just take a quick look at the images to discover the main changes to the Sportage’s exterior design. The South Korean manufacturer has decided to go one step further and make relevant modifications to give its successful SUV a new look. On the front, we find a large black grille in which the characteristic “tiger nose” is connected with a new grille.
The headlamps connect directly to the new grille and the connecting element is the new LED daytime running lights. The design, although it may seem risky, is key to enhancing that sense of modernity. The headlights sport a boomerang-like shape. To this must be added a bumper of very marked shapes and in which the fog lights are integrated.
The side view shows some continuity concerning the projecting model. It stays true to its DNA. Despite this, it brings out another of the novelties that the Sportage releases. The roof can be painted black to contrast with the body color. And ending our tour of the exterior at the rear, one of its most characteristic features is the taillights that are visually connected to enhance the feeling of width. This, coupled with the roof spoiler and prominent bumper bumpers, allow the new Sportage to show off its personality.
Kia Sportage 2022 Interior
The exterior aside, if we venture inside the new Sportage we will quickly find ourselves enveloped in a warm and comfortable environment. We must start from the premise that we are facing the most digital and connected Sportage ever created. Technology is key to remain a benchmark in its competitive category. The “nerve center” of the interior is the new seamlessly integrated curved screen.
The fully digital instrumentation benefits from the new touch screen that crowns the center console. The position and orientation of these screens allow, according to the signature, a comfortable and easy reading of the information by the driver. The center console and tunnel have also undergone a redesign. Glossy and chrome finishes are present to accentuate the feeling of quality.
For the first time in the Sportage range, the X-Line version can be found. A finish that will transform the Kia SUV by giving it a more versatile and safe character. It has specific elements for the exterior and interior.
The European version
The model that has been presented in society and that we can see in the images that illustrate this article correspond to the version intended for the South Korean market. For the first time in its history, the Sportage will have a specific version for Europe. A model focused on giving a greater response to the demand of European drivers and which we will meet in September.
It will be later this year when the global launch of the new Sportage takes place. The brand indicates that more information will be released soon. Kia places particular emphasis on the fact that this new generation is the fruit of the collaboration of the global design network with centers in Korea, Germany, the United States, and China.