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2022 Kia Sportage: A Closer Look

2022 Kia Sportage: A Closer Look

We knew changes were in the wind with the new 2020 Kia Sportage but we didn’t think the changes would be quite so complete. Compare the old Kia to this new one and you’ll hardly recognize them as the same!


The 2022 Kia Sportage has been showcased in images for a couple of weeks now, but this video from Asian Petrolhead on YouTube gives you a complete view of the new model.



I must say, I really like this new design. It modernizes the Sportage and brings it into line with other new Kia models. It also differentiates it from much of the competition.




The design is sleek with a more angular appeal. Where the previous model was rounded and friendly, this is more mature with a luxury edge.


There will apparently be two and three row variants of the Sportage as there is now.


The big change is at the front end. We have gone from the rounded lights of the old model to the vertical LED lights within an angular arrangement on the new. It leaves a large bare grille but it does work.


The rest of the car includes simple panel detailing down the profile, a steeply raked windshield, curved roof and attractive rear with a similar ridge with the lights as other models.


The Sportage sits high and has lots of glass to provide good visibility and plenty of light inside. It’s a very modern design and is one more way Kia is marking itself out as a genuine contender in the automotive market.


Inside, the interior looks to also have been improved with a long digital dashboard curved towards the driver. A large centre console offers an arm rest and storage while the rest of the cabin is light and looks spacious.


We haven’t been able to see it in person yet but it does look more upscale than current Sportage models.


Engine and drivetrain


The 2022 Kia Sportage will likely have a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that makes 177 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. There are very likely to be electric and hybrid models at some point but this is the only engine we know of right now that would be coming to Canada.


There is a diesel model for other regions but we doubt that will come here.


The 2022 Kia Sportage is due at some point later this year. The model in the video is the Asian spec vehicle so some details may differ from what we get here. We do expect the Canadian Sportage to be very similar, if not the same. Until it’s confirmed, we won’t guarantee it though.


Check out the current Sportage or register your interest in the 2022 Kia Sportage at Grimsby Kia, 435 South Service Road Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8.


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