Bolder, more muscular 5th-gen Kia Sportage teased


Kia just released a few teaser photos of its upcoming fifth-generation Sportage. The subcompact SUV will be revealed in Korea this July, said the carmaker.

Just like the company’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) EV6, the new Sportage will follow Kia’s new design philosophy, “Opposites United.” This gives Kia’s most popular SUV model a refined and muscular body that contrasts its crisp, tense, and clean character lines.

In addition, the South Korean car company asserted that the all-new Sportage has been carefully crafted to establish new benchmarks in its segment. It will feature advanced exterior and interior design, connectivity tech, combined with responsive yet highly efficient powertrains.

The teaser photos hint at an assertive and aggressive subcompact SUV with sharp and angular lines as seen in the vehicle’s strong yet refined silhouette. According to Kia, the new Sportage will feature a muscular stance that creates “an instant and thought-provoking statement.”

At the front, the fifth-gen Sportage will have a detailed-oriented black grille that spans the width of the subcompact SUV’s face.


At the rear are muscular shoulder lines that drop gently to meet slim daytime-running lamps. These details aptly finish highlighting the refreshed Kia logo and the Sportage emblem.

Surprisingly, Kia also released snaps of the Sportage’s interiors.


The sketch of the dash reveals an integrated curved display that Kia said makes the cabin of the new Sportage a driver-oriented space.

Kia Senior Vice President and Head of Global Design Center Karim Habib explained, “Taking inspiration from an ethos we created where nature meets technology, the all-new Sportage challenges the norm with an adventurous and contemporary exterior and a carefully conceived, beautifully detailed interior. With the all-new Sportage, we were fully focused on challenging ourselves and pushing our fifth-generation SUV to a new level.”

Since 1993, Kia has given the Sportage several facelifts. The fifth iteration of the subcompact SUV takes inspiration from nature and modernity whilst connecting with the brand’s new design direction.

Kia said that more details regarding the design features of the all-new Sportage will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Photos from Kia

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