The Kia Sportage Represents Huge Change As the Brand Continues to Slide Upmarket

The fifth-gen Sportage is underpinned by a new platform, comes with new drivetrains, and features bold exterior and interior designs

Kia has taken the wraps off the fifth-gen Sportage, and it rides on Kia's new N3 architecture

Up front, it comes with a black grille, Matrix LED headlights, and boomerang-shaped LED DRLs

It will be available with 17-, 18-, or 19-inch wheels in seven different designs. It also has a longer wheelbase this time

The rear features a slim horizontal design that connects the taillights. Kia calls this a fastback design for some reason

Inside, it has a driver-centric orientation. The digital instrument cluster and the touchscreen, both 12 inches, are conjoined

The cabin feels premium and will have soft touch materials all around. The rear offers better legroom and headroom, too

The Sportage will be offered with a gas and a diesel engine at launch. Hybrid and Plug-in hybrids will be offered later

The gas engine is a 1.6-liter mill that makes 178 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque

The oil-burner is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that cranks out 183 hp and 307 lb-ft of torque

The gas mill will come with a seven-speed automatic as standard and six-speed manual as optional. The diesel will feature an eight-speed automatic

Kia hasn't revealed a whole lot of details, including the price. It will be launched later this year and we'll get more details then

Swipe up to learn about it in detail, some speculations, its rivals, etc.

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