The next generation Kia Sportage (codenamed as NQ5) has been recently spied during testing in Europe for the first time, thanks to our colleagues at CarPIX, and today we came back with new pictures of the short wheel base Sportage taken in South Korea. It is still a P1 prototype, withouth many production parts not mounted.
What we know so far?
We spied the fifth generation of the Kia Sportage out on test near the Nürburgring, and the loss of some camouflage (now wearing just sticker camo) allowed us to see the new look. This is the regular short wheel base model, Kia will also launch a long wheel base version, that as far as we know, will be exclusive for China.
Especially up front we are looking at some bigger changes with the new positioned head lights. We can also see the bonnet line and we are expecting the latest look of the Kia typical Tiger nose.
The roofline is more sloping and the slimmer looking C-pillar indicating a more sportier look and we can also see that the back will get a completely new look as well.
This prototype has a yellow sticker proving that that the new Sportage will also get a plug-in hybrid option. Sharing the platform with the new Hyundai Tucson its not really surprising.
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Photos by Earthling