Ahead of the car's global launch, Kia has revealed the exterior and interior design of the new 2022 Sportage.
After releasing the first teaser about a week ago, Kia has pulled the wraps off the all-new 2022 Sportage SUV. The images, revealed today, give us the first look at the new design, both inside & out. The images are also accompanied by some information about the model's styling and design inspiration.
The 2022 Sportage, like the recently released EV6, is based on the brand's new design language, dubbed 'Opposites United'. This philosophy, according to Kia, strengthens the connection between design and Kia's new brand direction, 'Movement that inspires'. The new Sportage has an aggressive-looking front, courtesy of a reworked 'Tiger Nose' grille, with a technical, web-like design. The new headlamp layout, headlined by the boomerang-shaped DRLs, is reminiscent of the Kia K5 sedan.
For the first time, the Sportage gets the option of a contrast-painted roof – a move that highlights the SUV's dynamic stance. The new 'razor' taillamps are joined by a horizontal design (a globally trending design concept), which gives the rear a wide look.
Inside, the new layout features prominent 3D air vents, which flank the main screen housing on both sides – the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment screen are housed in a single frame structure to keep the look clean.
The 2022 Sportage will enjoy a few more firsts. For example, in September this year, Kia Europe will unveil a dedicated European version of the Sportage for the first time in the model’s 28-year history. The new Sportage will also get an 'X-Line' version for the first time, with more configuration options for the interior.