Kia Shows Off New Sportage Ahead of Frankfurt Reveal

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
kia shows off new sportage ahead of frankfurt reveal

Kia released pictures Thursday of its 2017 Sportage ahead of the car’s public debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month.

The all-new Sportage sports a new face with dramatically redesigned headlight and fog light clusters and a swept windshield. The headlights don’t connect to the grille anymore, but rather sweep further back above the front wheel arches. (The new Sportage’s grille also borrows heavily from the last-generation Optima, in my opinion.)

According to Kia, the new Sportage will have longer front overhangs, shorter rear overhangs and longer wheelbase than the current model.

Kia says the new Sportage’s rear end borrows heavily from its Provo concept, which it showed off in Geneva in 2013.

I’ll let you be the judge.

The automaker says the new Kia was developed primarily in Europe, with Korean and U.S.-based design studio help.

The Frankfurt Auto Show begins Sept. 15.

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  • Shaker Shaker on Aug 28, 2015

    If they pull that skin any tighter, the headlights will disappear

  • Bd2 Bd2 on Aug 28, 2015

    Would look a lot better if the designers had gone with a different headlight shape - presently, just looks ungainly (esp. at certain angles/heights; might look better in the flesh at the right angle). The rear is nicely done tho. Seems like the Tucson and Sportage have switched places with the Tucson now being the better looking of the 2.

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