We knew that the all-new Kia Sportage was going to get a great looking exterior design, and new images released today show that to be the truth.
The Sportage compact crossover vehicle is now in its 4th generation, and features a bold new design that clearly shows off its agility and power, no matter what angle you view it from.
The biggest changes in the design can be found in the face of the vehicle.
The headlights are no longer integrated with the grille, as they now sweep back along the outer edges of the newly designed hood.
Official images of the 2017 Kia Sportage
The wheel arches of the Sportage AWD are now bolder than ever before.
The tiger nose grille makes it clear that this is a Kia vehicle, although the design of the signature grille is now a little wider. That new design gives the Sportage a more imposing look, whilst also showing off the stability of the vehicle.
There is also a sportier vibe to the car, thanks in large part to a more raked profile.
The side profile shows a very similar silhouette to the outgoing model.
The roofline tapers off somewhat at the back of the car, while the longer overhangs in front and shorter in the rear accommodate the longer wheelbase.
The use of bold wheel arches and sharp lines give the Sportage a look that is both strong and muscular.
Around back, horizontal forms are used to create a sense of width, which has been done to show off the stability of the Sportage.
The slim combination lamps, which are joined by a vehicle wide strip around back, are definitely inspired by the Kia Provo concept. In addition, the turn signals and reversing lights have been separated and moved a little lower to help balance out the visual weight of the vehicle.
The European design team in Frankfurt, Germany led the way with the new design, but they also received input from the California and Korean based design centers.
The new Kia Sportage will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, while pricing details will be announced shortly after!