It was originally planned that the new SUV will debut in April, but this did not happen. Now auto experts are waiting for him in the very near future.
It is rumored that production of the new model could begin in June, so the debut of the next KIA Sportage in the South Korean market could happen in just a few weeks. In the meantime, the novelty is tested again at the Nurburgring.
The test car receives a roll cage, on production models it will not even be available as an option. For prototypes, this is a common occurrence: such cars are designed for more dynamic testing, while the frame is needed for the safety of the driver and to increase the load on the suspension components.
Most likely the next generation Sportage will receive the same platform as the Hyundai Tucson crossover. Thus, it can use a variety of powertrain options that will include everything from gasoline to diesel engines and a hybrid setup. Externally, the new Sportage will differ from the “pre-reform” compact cross.
After the generation change, the crossover will receive a long horizontal radiator grille with complex lighting elements.
On the renders that appeared on the Web at different times, the new product showed a rather daring rework. It is difficult to predict what we will get in practice. A thick layer of camouflage still hides the design features of the new Sportage.
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