Kia Sportage reveals an aspirational new style

Kia has unveiled the fifth generation Sportage which looks to the future with a sleek yet muscular and modern exterior design.

Kia says the new Sportage’s cutting-edge interior blends an ergonomic layout and the latest tech innovations to create an inspiring space.

A panoramic curved display is at the heart of the Sportage’s sophisticated cabin, helping build on Kia’s modern, state-of-the-art interior design language.

Kia has revealed official images of the stunning all-new Sportage, which is due to enter production later this year.

The Korean manufacturer says its new mid-size SUV has been carefully crafted to inspire owners with its interior and exterior design.

The exterior design moves the Sportage into its next generation while paying homage to its long heritage in the mid-size SUV segment. Crisp lines ripple along the refined body amplifying dramatic styling tensions, while at the same time muscular surfaces join forces with intricate graphics to give the SUV a dynamic and assertive road presence.

The side profile of the all-new Sportage stays true to its sports utility DNA, with taut lines cutting across refined body surfaces. Representing a first for the Sportage range, a black roof – contrasting colour paint options on the vehicle’s body – is now available, helping to accentuate the SUV’s sporty profile. At the rear, the all-new Sportage maintains its strong road presence with its powerful broad shoulders, allowing the SUV to personify strength and stability. The SUV’s razor rear lights are connected by a slim horizontal design, giving the all-new Sportage a wide stance from the back.

The interior of the all-new Sportage offers intuitive and innovative technology to create a driver-orientated space that is truly state-of-the-art.

A sculpted curved display with a slim touchscreen pad and detailed air vents forms the nucleus of the all-new Sportage’s cabin. The curved display sweeps across to give the cockpit great width and depth. Like the air passing through it, the three-dimensional air vents flow within the integrated curved display, reinforcing the Sportage’s contemporary cockpit feel.

Optimally positioned for the driver and front passenger is an ergonomic centre console that combines convenience with luxury. Finished with a high-end gloss, the console provides storage, operating system configuration, cupholders and soft-touch switches, the latter sitting on a raised profile alongside the shift-by-wire transmission dial.

The highest quality materials that are sumptuous to touch, dynamic and vibrant colour options and additional energising finishing techniques that includes chrome and pad print ensure that the interior of the all-new Sportage is a special place to spend time while on the move. The driver and front passenger seats combine high-tech with high comfort in sporting slim shell design.

The all-new Sportage’s intelligent interior space is shrouded in a clever combination of practicality, functionality and versatility.

Also, for the first time in the Sportage’s history, a bolder model has been specifically designed to convey a more vigorous and versatile character. The newly announced Sportage X-Line features a unique bumper, side sill and curved roof rack. On the inside, owners can choose between a signature sage green or black seating, as well as bold quilting and black metal wood to further bring to life the model’s confident persona.

Due for global market launch later this year – including New Zealand – further powertrain and specification information will be made available soon.

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