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New 2022 Kia Sportage Spotted In Action

New 2022 Kia Sportage Spotted In Action

A new version of the Kia crossover has been spotted at the Nürburgring in Germany. The 2022 Kia Sportage has been talked about and rumoured for months now and finally we get to see some of what’s in store.


An eagle-eye reporter even got it on video as it did laps of the famous German track.



While heavily camouflaged and sporting a roll cage we assume won’t make it to production, you get a sense of the crossover that’s coming.


2022 Kia Sportage


We expect the new Sportage to reflect the changes we have seen in other Kia models lately. A move away from the friendly, rounded profiles to a more sophisticated, angular design.


Other models like the Sorento have gone that way and now look many times better than previous models. We expect the Sportage to do the same.


Along with the new logo, we expect the new grille and light arrangement and perhaps the highly detailed tailgate we see in the Sorento. It’s an attractive design and we see no reason why it wouldn’t trickle down to smaller models like the Sportage.


That light arrangement has caused some speculation. Spy shots taken around Europe have shown a particularly angular arrangement, fuelling quite a few renderings. Whether they are accurate or not remains to be seen.


Combined with the vertical taillights, the back end could be just as attractive as the front!


We have seen some renderings of the 2022 Kia Sportage and we like what we have seen. But these are just renderings and have no basis in fact that we know of.


We know we can expect some kind of bolder design than current models but exactly what form that will take is anybody’s guess!


Engine and drivetrain


The current Sportage has three engines in some regions. Kia hasn’t said whether they will be coming forward or even coming to North America. As one of those global motors is diesel, we imagine we’ll be getting the two gas versions, probably with some kind of electrification.


We are getting the Sportage apparently. Sometimes in late 2021 and throughout North America. Where were rumours that we wouldn’t be getting one of Kia’s best-selling models in other regions, but apparently, we are.


Like many automakers, Kia has committed to releasing many new models over the coming years, 11 new electrics plus others to be exact. There will also be a new sports crossover, but we don’t think the Sportage is it.


The 2022 Kia Sportage is expected to hit production late this year depending on the global situation. That means a reveal sometime late summer or even later.


In the meantime, check out the current crop of Kia vehicles at Georgetown Kia, 199 and 314 Guelph Street, Georgetown, Ontario


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