- kia has released three teaser images of the upcoming redesigned sportage.
- the new model will debut in july and should reach the u.s. market in 2022 for the 2023 model year.
- we expect it to offer a hybrid powertrain for the first time.
we've already gotten an idea of what the next kia sportage will look like, and now kia has shared some teaser images showing the exterior and interior of the new version of its compact suv. the company also confirmed that the sportage will make its global debut in july, meaning it should reach the u.s. market early in 2022 as a 2023 model.
the front end looks to have an interesting lighting setup, while the rear end is shapely and has taillights that look similar to the new ev6 electric car's. kia's new logo is, of course, prominently displayed up front. the interior features a huge screen setup that appears to span nearly the entire width of the dashboard; we think it's likely that there will be separate digital gauge cluster and infotainment screens connected by a single piece of glass.
kia has not yet shared any info about the sportage's powertrains, but we expect them to mirror the related 2022 hyundai tucson's offerings. that means a 2.5-liter inline-four as the base engine and a hybrid drivetrain with a turbo 1.6-liter inline-four as an option. the kia may offer a more powerful turbo-four as well, in keeping with the current sx model.
look for more info to come soon on the new global version of the sportage, and u.s. specs to be shared later on this year.