New 2021 Kia Sportage

New 2021 Kia Sportage Revealed With Bold New Design

The new Kia Sportage will go on sale later in 2021, with the all-new SUV borrowing the bulk of it's new styling from the all-electric Kia EV6.

The latest family SUV from Kia will hit the market at the end of the year with a bold new look and completely new interior, which will be packed with technology - providing a challenge for the rivals in it's class, the Volkswagen Tiguan and Peugeot 3008.

Kia will introduce a model that is specifically designed for the European market in September, so the images you will be looking at below being the specs for the international market - with the UK model potentially looking slightly different.

Sportage Inspiration

The new Sportage draws a lot of design inspiration from the all-electric Kia EV6, sharing the same C-shaped daytime running lights and bonnet line up front, and a stylised version of the EV's full-width light bar at the back of the vehicle. Further similarities include an upswept waistline and triangular D-pillars.

The signature Tiger Nose radiator grille still makes an appearance, being the largest interpretation of the design hallmark on any of Kia's cars to date. Two-tone paint will also appear on a Kia Sportage for the first time in its history.

Kia has yet to share any exterior dimensions or boot capacity figures so we're unsure if the new design is more spacious or practical than before.


Inside, the revisions for the Sportage are equally as extensive with a huge curved infotainment system set into the dashboard, which flows into a digital instrument cluster. Again, Kia haven't comfirmed any exact specs for the new Sportage, but it is likely to be the same setup found in the recently released Hyundai Tucson, making use of two 10.25" touchscreen displays.

The rest of the cabin looks to be decorated with soft-touch switchgear and a range of handy storage bins, with the centre console having controls for the infotainment system.

Engine & Drivetrains

Unfortunately, with it being early doors, Kia haven't confirmed any details about the engine & drivetrains but, like the current model, it should share much of its mechanicals with the Hyundai Tucson.

Should the Sportage make the use of the Tucson's full engine line-up, this means that there will be a choice of 2WD & 4WD options available across the range.

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