Say Hello to the New Sportage Front End

by Jul 20, 2015All News, Kia, Spy Shots4 comments


Today we can share with you another picture that shows what we were talking about the new Sportage a few days ago.

[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]Now, on this picture we can see a different look on the new Sportage, as we told you, the difference are in the fog lights area, where the Korean model was scooped with an air intake followed with the 4 ice-cubed LED lights the European model use a fog headlight and bigger air intake. We are now preparing a render that will be ready in a few days.

So, if you can remember that Kia recenty launched the new K5 (called as Optima in overseas markets) under two different labels, called as MX (Modern Extrem) & SX (Sport Extreme), we are thinking about if Kia will use the same solution for the 2016 Sportage.

Apart from that, the more I look this new Sportage, the more I think will be so similar to the KX3 front than a Kia Sorento. Just look to the small grille compared with the Sorento’s bigger grille and similar to the KX3. That’s why I decided to create this picture to clarify more the look on the next-gen Sportage. Also the headlight are so similiar to the KX3, combined with that 3-led light we saw on the Optima and the chromed bars under the fog lights closely to what we saw in the Rio facelift.

What do you think? Could Kia succeed again with the new Sportage, or could fail with this new reinterpretation of a total hit in terms of sales and brand image achieved by Kia since they launched the current Sportage?

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.


  1. Jimbo

    So, what happened to the rendering? It’s also gone from Squire. Cease and desist by KIA?

    • Galaxium

      The guy who made it probably did it to make the render seem real.
      The render was an obvious fake. It’s not the typical rendering/drawing that KIA uses.

      • Erick

        No, it was taken down because more than likely Kia Motors Korea contacted him just like they did to us.

        • Jose Antonio López

          Yeah, and that’s why automatically confirms that the render is very accurate. But well, will see at the end of August.



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