2022 Kia Sportage, with new styling and technical upgrades, unveiled
Kia has unveiled the new-generation Sportage SUV for the global markets. It shares some details with its Hyundai sibling, the 2022 Tucson. The new Kia Sportage has a bold design and an upscale, dual-tone cabin with a range of high-tech features. It is also expected to be offered with multiple engine options, including a plug-in hybrid and a turbocharged unit. Here's our roundup.
The car has a sharp-looking front fascia
The 2022 Kia Sportage is based on the N3 platform. The imposing front section has a large, blacked-out grille, a wide air dam, boomerang-shaped LED DRLs, and angular headlights. On the sides, it has roof rails, body-colored ORVMs, and sporty alloy wheels. A shark fin antenna, roof-mounted spoiler, and split taillamps connected with an LED strip are available on the rear.
It is likely to be offered with three engine choices
The powertrain details of the 2022 Kia Sportage have not been revealed yet. However, since the vehicle shares its platform with the new Tucson SUV, it is expected to be offered with a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine, a turbocharged motor, and a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The SUV has heated and ventilated seats
The 2022 Sportage has a premium cabin with a dual-tone color scheme, a 3-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, and a rotary gear selector on the center console. A digital driver's display and a touchscreen infotainment console are packed in a slightly curved, co-joined setup. For safety, the four-wheeler should provide multiple airbags as well as a rear-view camera, among other facilities.
2022 Kia Sportage: Pricing and availability
Kia will announce the pricing and availability details of the new-generation Sportage SUV later this year. However, it is likely to be priced at around Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom). The car will also get a new X-Line trim with a more aggressive styling.