2016 Kia Sportage Revealed Ahead Frankfurt

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Kia Motors 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.



Entering its 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.

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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 look.

At the rear, the horizontal forms and surface volume emphasise the car’s width and give the compact SUV a more stable appearance. Inspired by the 2013 Kia Provo concept car, 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 centres.

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  • Kialover

    Altogether very good design. Finally a tidied up front with nice headlights which are finally no more spread too much to the outside. And the nice wide grille is no more connected with the headlights so that the proportions are right now and there is no more ridiculous front. I hope KIA will adapt this design to the next gen Carens and Venga. The next gen Ceed should get the Novo design. Then KIA will be unstoppable.
    The rest design of the car is brilliant. The waves beneath the doors are awesome as well as the stripes on the bonnet. I wonder if it had to be for the stripe under the front grille. But altogether i can say very bully nice premium design that will bring beauty on the grey streets of germany. Thanks to KIA for that. And the blue and red colors fit best for this car in my opinion. Cant wait to see it in real though the Sportage is not really my case. I am so excited about the new KIA design in real that is probably again nicer than on the internet pictures.

    KIA forever.

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