2016 Kia Sportage previewed with official sketches

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Next-generation Kia Sportage will move upmarket to fight the Nissan Qashqai along with also Honda CR-V in Europe

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Kia can be set to reveal the all-brand new Sportage crossover at the forthcoming Frankfurt motor show in September.

A series of official sketches have given the first indication of the styling of the brand new car, which was designed at the brand’s European centre in Frankfurt.

the vehicle has taken inspiration through the KX3 concept in 2013 along with also looks set to feature the brand new large ‘Tiger Nose’ grille. At the back the idea will get a significantly redesigned set of tail-lights along with also a reprofiled rear bumper.

Inside, the sketches show a much cleaner dashboard, which has a large infotainment screen along with also a reduced number of buttons on the central console. Kia also says the cabin can be set to take a step upmarket, saying the idea will marry “simple, modern style with rich material quality” along with also will be the most refined along with also highest-quality Inside the company has made to date.

Kia’s SUV will move upmarket to fight rivals including the Nissan QashqaiHonda CR-V along with also Ford Kuga. These spy images show the vehicle’s cockpit for the 1st time, revealing its redesigned centre console. Kia can be also likely to fit a larger central infotainment screen, as well as using more high-quality materials inside – thus addressing one of our main criticisms of the current Sportage.

Under the bonnet, Kia has only confirmed which a brand new powertrain will be offered inside Sportage. This specific can be unlikely to be a plug-in hybrid style, however could allude to either a pure EV type (along the lines of the Soul EV) or to a downsized three-cylinder motor. Elsewhere, expect the current 1.6-litre petrol along with also 1.7 along with also 2.0-litre diesel options to be refined, increasing fuel economy along with also reducing emissions.

Test mules for the brand new Sportage have already been spotted ahead of the vehicle’s launch. The Sportage can be set to go on sale in early 2016. 

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