Kia has officially released the first set of photos of its next generation SUV, the 2011 Kia Sportage.
Sharing the same platform with its compatriot, the Hyundai Tucson, the 2011 Sportage looks to have the leg-up on the Tucson in terms of being a little bigger and wider, which should translate into having a roomier interior.
The design for the 2011 Sportage also seems to have benefitted from the supervision of Peter Schreyer, whose previous design work with Audi has seemingly translated into some of the aesthetic design cues that can be noticed in the new Sportage, including sharper curves, and a completely revamped front end that previous Sportage models didn’t come in.
As far as technical details surrounding the new Sportage, Kia is still withholding information until the Geneva Motor Show where the car is expected to make its world debut. In the meantime, we can occupy ourselves with this set of photos and appreciate just how far Kia has come in the past years in terms of design improvements and aesthetic upgrades they’ve done to their vehicles.