In a few hours, South Korean potential customers will be able to make a reservation of the 5th generation Kia Sportage, also known with internal codename NQ5.
A few pictures of the brochure has been leaked a few hours before the start of the pre-order. You can see the pictures below.
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 Sportage (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.
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.
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 Sportage 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.”
Kia Sportage Exterior & Interior Color Options
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).