In exactly one week, KIA will remove the veils from the new European version of the Sportage SUV. Now in its fifth generation, the Korean carmaker’s compact crossover will feature a specific design specifically for the European market for the first time. From a technical point of view, almost all specifications will be taken from the global version of the model presented at the beginning of the year, although more attention will be paid to the appearance of the driving and handling of the car. We remind you that the new European Sportage will be developed on the basis of a new specific architecture.
To anticipate the debut of the SUV, KIA has released some images representing the sketches of the new model. From an aesthetic point of view, the show is stolen by a new larger front grille, flanked by exclusively designed headlights and a completely redesigned rear, and embellished with a sporty spoiler and prominent exhausts. More generally, the profile of the new European KIA Sportage boasts more compact dimensions than those of the global model, a choice that KIA has decided to make to promote agility and performance. Among the innovations announced by KIA also appears the new logo of the brand, an improved engine range and more innovative technological systems. The debut of the new European KIA Sportage is set for next September 1st.
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