All-new 2022 Kia Sportage spy shots emerge online

Updated Jun 15, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Sportage sure knows how to get your full attention. 

It hasn’t been a month since the full reveal of the 2022 Kia Sportage’s exterior and interior features but there are already multiple spy shots featuring the possible trims that the Korean car brand will soon roll out. The following photos are shared by the, which were taken in South Korea.

Spy shot Kia Sportage front view

The fifth-generation Kia Sportage

The two variants that were announced in the new compact crossover’s unveiling can be seen in the photos. Not a lot of differences between the two variants except that the flagship X-Line, or called Gravity in the South Korean market, gets a unique bumper in the front and the rear, side sill, and curved roof rack.

Spy shot Kia Sportage X-Line front view

Kia Sportage X-Line

Also new to the vehicle is the military matte body paint finish. Looking at the spy shots with the said paint finish, it could be available on the non-X-Line variant as the photos show that the military matte Sportage comes with the same rear lower bumper as the regular model.

Spy shot Kia Sportage side view

The compact crossover in military matte

Inside, the X-Line will be offered with two interior options, including a signature sage green or black seating. Bold quilting and black metal wood are integrated into the cabin to add premium touches. Both the front seats come with a hanger-type design to allow items to be hooked into place.

Spy shot Kia Sportage rear view

The chrome trims on the lower bumper depict a dual exhaust design

The all-new Kia Sportage will come with two wheelbase configurations, namely a short wheelbase which will be available exclusively in the European market, and a long wheelbase that will be marketed in various markets such as in South Korea and the United States.

Spy shot Kia Sportage X-Line rear view

Rear view of the Kia Sportage X-Line

More details about the fifth-gen model are expected to be disclosed by the Korean car brand before the compact crossover is officially rolled out for sales later this year. Meanwhile, Kia Philippines has yet to announce whether it will add the new version to the local lineup or not.

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Kia Sportage

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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