New Kia Sportage Spotted Without Camouflage Wrap

The photos show the version for the Chinese market.

The new Kia Sportage will be presented at Auto Show in China. However, photos of the model without camouflage wrap have already been leaked online — pictures published by Autohome have been made during the preparation for the presentation.

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The fifth generation of the Kia Sportage was to be presented in the first half of 2020, but the world premiere was postponed to the spring of 2021. But the Chinese version, which will be shown on November 22, differs from the global Sportage and even has a different name — the Sportage Ace.

The Sportage Ace is 40 mm longer. The model has a completely new radiator grille and headlights designed in the style of the latest Sorento. Redesigned taillights now have a rectangular shape with a pair of parallel vertical stripes. There is also a new decorative orange element on the rocker panels and bumpers.

It is expected that the Sportage Ace will be equipped with a 1.5-liter 200-hp turbo engine. Performance indicators are not disclosed yet. An impressive set of electronic assistants, a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel, as well as a 7-inch infotainment system are announced to be included in the equipment of the new model.

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The new Kia Sportage will be manufactured at the Dongfeng-Kia joint venture.

As for its global version, the Kia Sportage will share the platform and engine range with the new Hyundai Tucson and will look less square than the Chinese version. Kia promises to surprise fans with a unique exterior design.

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