Kia Motors has revealed the first official exterior images of the all-new Kia Sportage, which will make its global debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 15 September 2015.
Designed by Kia's European design studio in Germany (with input from the brand's Korean and Californian design centres), the all-new fourth-generation Kia Sportage features a bold, progressive design that creates a sense of power and agility from every angle. Echoing shapes found on some of the most iconic modern fighter jets, the Sportage creates visual harmony out of the tension between sharply defined feature lines and smooth surfacing.
Characterised by its sportier and more raked profile, from the side, the all-new Sportage retains the swept-back silhouette of the outgoing model, with a roofline that tapers slightly towards the rear of the car, longer front overhangs, shorter rear overhangs and a longer wheelbase. Smooth bodywork, bolder wheel arches and sharp lines endow the Sportage with a more dynamic, muscular look. Slim combination lamps are connected by a strip that runs the width of the rear, while turn signals and reversing lights are separated, relocated lower down to add more visual weight to the lower half.
The 'face' of the all-new vehicle represents the biggest change to the car's design, with headlamps no longer integrated with the grille, but swept back along the outer edges of a more sharply-detailed bonnet and bolder wheel arches. Immediately recognisable as a Kia, the Sportage's lower and wider 'tiger-nose' grille results in a more imposing appearance. At the rear, the horizontal forms and surface volume emphasise the car's width and give the compact SUV a more stable appearance.
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