If the photos are the real thing, Kia will be likely to have another winner in its stable. The new car looks absolutely brilliant to us! While the production car has roughly the same shape as its older model, the new car's face includes a large 'tiger nose' grille, new headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights.
There are no official photos of the interior yet, but according to the source, expect the interior to sport a similar outlook with its bigger brother, the Kia Sorento.
Powerplants used will likely be similar to its Hyundai Tucson sister model which means it will should have a 153bhp 2.0-litre 4 cylinder naturally-aspirated engine. If we are lucky enough, we might even get what the Europeans get, a new 1.6-litre turbocharged engine which outputs 173bhp.
Expect Kia to release official details and more photos in the coming weeks before the Sportage’s world debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September.