US-Spec Sportage Caught Undisguised w/ Matte Color

by Jun 16, 2021All News, Kia, Spy Shots, USA0 comments

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Kia Corporation revealed a week ago its All-New Sportage and we already have seen a lot of pictures of the new SUV on its KDM-spec, now it’s time to take a look into the US-spec. We found at Bobaedream this matte grey Sportage with the typical orange reflectors.

Updated with US-Spec model pictures.

The 5th generation Sportage will have two flavours, a short wheelbase exclusive for the European market (first time ever) and a long wheelbase model that will be available in South Korea and U.S-market.

Talking about the long wheelbase model (codenamed as NQ5) that you can see in the gallery, there are two different trims. In South Korea Kia uses “Gravity” trim as top of the range/rugged model. This could be called as X-Line in the overseas markets.

Left Sportage Gravity trim (to be X-Line in overseas markets) vs. Right regular Sportage

You will see the differences in this pictures, the front bumper has a different design, the chromed accents are grey/black instead of chromed. Also the side profile looks different after using differen side skirts.

Again Kia Sportage Gravity vs regular Sportage

Checking both press releases, we can see that Kia called Gravity or X-Line depending in the country of the PR document (Gravity for South Korea and X-Line in the Worldwide site).

According to the press release the Gravity/X-Line “features a unique bumper, side sill and curved roof rack. On the inside, customers 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.”

What dou you think about this new “military” color?

This time we can also take a look into the Sportage in different colors, but there’s a surprise, a matte color. For the first time Kia decided to include a matte color and choose the new Sportage to premiere it. If memory serves me well, only expensive models inside Hyundai Motor Group uses (Genesis models, Hyundai IONIQ 5 or Kia EV6).

Written by Jose Antonio López

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

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