Latest spy shots reveal what exactly the Kia Sportage 2019 will look like

Updated Nov 25, 2020 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

Without any hiding coat, Kia seems ready to launch their new Kia Sportage 2019 really soon.

Spy shots of the Kia Sportage 2019 without any camo have just been revealed after a spy photographer spotted the vehicle making its way out of a gas station at the Nürburgring.

It seems that the upcoming Sportage does not take a big turn in styling; however, it still puts on a pretty fresher look anyways. The chrome trim splits the foglights giving a different lower fascia. Still, the car keeps the signature tiger-nose grille but it now moves outward toward the two sides. Besides, full LED headlights get redesigned, promising better light, then enhancing safe-driving after the sun’s come down.

The angular front of the refreshed Kia Sportage 2019

The car keeps the signature tiger-nose grille

Coming to the back, the two taillights are connected with each other thanks to a red strip running right below the rear window. Additionally, larger reflectors and a chrome strip at the lower of the bumper will give better reflections at night.

The spy shots don’t give us enough clues to say all about the cabin but it looks like the new Kia Sportage gets some updates for the infotainment screen which merges more neatly with the center stack. Aside from it, unfortunately, there aren’t significant changes.

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The interior of the refreshed Kia Sportage 2019

The upcoming Kia Sportage will get some updates for the infotainment screen

The front of the refreshed Kia Sportage 2019

The chrome trim splits the foglights giving a different lower fascia

Everything is still kept closed about the powertrain. For now, there're only rumours about the upcoming Sportage to get a 48-volt mild-hybrid system which boosts fuel-economy while lessening emissions.

Without any hiding coat, Kia seems ready to launch their new Sportage really soon in near future. And with these “naked” spy shots of the Kia Sportage 2019, the automaker definitely sparks rays of hope that it’s going to join the brand’s lineup in the Paris Motor Show which takes place in October.

The angular rear of the refreshed Kia Sportage 2019

 The two taillights are connected with each other thanks to a red strip running right below the rear window

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Know more about Kia Sportage 2022

Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage 2022 Philippines is a 5-seater compact crossover that is competing in the local market in its fourth-generation version. It is still unclear as to when will the fifth-gen arrive on our shores. In the local market, it is available in three variants with a price that ranges from Php 1,290,000 to Php 1,820,000. Under the hood, there are two engine options. First is the 2.0-liter gasoline engine that makes 153 horsepower and 192 Nm of torque, while the second option is a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine good for 182 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. Diesel variants use an 8-speed automatic with Shiftronic, while the sole gas variant gets a 6-speed automatic transmission.

In terms of dimensions, the Sportage is 4,480 mm long, 1,855 mm wide, and 1,645 mm high (1,655 mm for top-spec GT-Line). It also comes with a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,670 mm and 172 mm, respectively. In the local market, the Korean compact crossover goes up against the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Subaru Forester.

₱ 1,290,000 - ₱ 1,820,000

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