Kia unveils 2022 Sportage SUV ahead of global launch

Automaker Kia Motors has unveiled its fifth-generation Sportage SUV ahead of its global launch later this year.

Kia announced: “The 2022 Kia Sportage arrives with a fresh exterior, available all-wheel drive, a number of standard driver-assistance features, and the stunningly sleek Sportage Nightfall Edition Trim.”

According to the Autos giant, the new Sportage debuts technology such as Kia’s E-Handling system, which enhances the dynamic performance of the vehicle and improves agility and stability. It also comes with a new-generation Electric Control Suspension (ESC).

It has a muscular hood, a large black grille, Matrix LED headlights with boomerang-shaped LED DRLs, wrap-around taillights, and a wide air dam. It is flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, sharp body lines, and 17/18/19-inch wheels. Dimensions-wise, the SUV has a length of 4,660mm and a wheelbase of 2,755mm.

Developed on new architecture, this version of the Sportage comes with a driver-centric design which features an integrated curved display that houses the connectivity tech. Kia Sportage has a premium cabin with a wireless phone charger, soft-touch switches, and foldable rear seats. It boasts 1,050mm of legroom in the second row and 1,000mm of headroom. The SUV packs an integrated curved display for the 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster and 12.0-inch infotainment console. Multiple airbags, Highway Driving Assist, Remote Smart Parking Assist, and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist ensure the passengers’ safety.

The SUV comes with a new Terrain Mode that enhances ride capabilities in challenging conditions such as snow, mud and sand. Kia Sportage is fueled by a 1.6-liter TGDI engine that makes 177hp/265Nm and a 2.0-liter diesel mill that generates 183hp/416Nm. The motors are linked to a 6-speed manual, 7-speed DCT, and an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The Sportage range will also get hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in the future. A new Electric Control Suspension (ECS), all-wheel-drive system, and a Terrain mode ensure better performance.



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