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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

2022 Kia Sportage: This Is It


Kia is continuing its tease of the all-new 2022 Sportage by completely showing off both its exterior and interior design a week after it teased its silhouette.

The carmaker’s all-new compact SUV is set to challenge design norms, while paying homage to its heritage.

Tense and crisp lines ripple along the refined body, amplifying dramatic styling tensions. At the same time, clean but muscular surfaces join forces with intricate graphics to give the SUV a dynamic and assertive road presence. On the inside, a space has been created that is truly state-of-the-art, fusing high-tech sensibilities into contemporary style.


The all-new Sportage is the result of a collaborative effort between Kia’s main global design network in Korea, Germany, the US, and China.

Outside, the 2022 Sportage has a provoking front end. The elongated grille links the signature Tiger Nose grille with the boomerang-shaped DRLs. Meanwhile, the side stays true to its SUV DNA with a pure, clean body surface. In a first for the range, a black roof will be available as an option. At the back, is a fastback-like styling with lamps that give the impression that they cut into the body. The razor rear lamps are then connected by a slim horizontal design.

Inside, the all-new Sportage has a sculpted integrated curved display with a slim crush touchscreen pad and finely detailed air vents. The curved display, sweeping across the dash is meant to give the interior great width and depth.


The touchpad itself will serve as the “nerve center” for the infotainment system and Kia promises it will be easy-to-use and highly intuitive. Together with the touchpad, the center console also contains a shift-by-wire transmission dial.

For the first time in the Sportage’s history, a bolder model has been specifically designed to convey a more confident, vigorous and versatile character. Dubbed the Sportage X-Line, it features a unique bumper, side sill and curved roof rack. On the inside, it gets quilted seats and black metal wood.


Due for global market launch later this year, more information on the all-new Sportage will be made available in due course.

1 comment:

  1. It may be polarizing, but it (along with the Tucson) makes every other compact crossover look a generation behind. Even the recently launched Nissan X-Trail/Outlander looks outdated already compared to this. With a new CR-V and RAV4 right around the corner, it seems that the compact crossover segment will get really hot this year.

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