Kia signs the return of the Sportage, one of its bestsellers in Europe. What are its strengths against the Peugeot 3008 and Volkswagen Tiguan?
New Kia Sportage 2021 – The Kia and Hyundai follow each other, but fortunately are not alike. A few months after the introduction of the new Hyundai Tucson, his close cousin follows suit with a dedicated design, although just as spectacular.
Design to follow
The paw of Peter Schryer, the iconic designer who recently took control of the Hyundai-Kia group, continues to revolutionize the style of Korean models. The new Kia Sportage is no exception to this rule and takes care of its style details, even if it means weighing down its facies. The “Tiger nose” type grille, which has been rampant for several years on the prows of Kia, stretches to its climax, and includes the vents and optics in the spirit of the Tucson, but with less subtlety.
The flanks are however less tortured than those of his cousin, when the rear part refers to the SUV EV6, 100% electric. The new Kia Sportage resumes, in a way, its light strip overhanging a curved tailgate. On board, the cockpit is more opulent and cleverly mixes a large digital panel, grouping two screens, to the ventilation grilles, in the spirit of what some Opels offer.
Info drop by drop
While Kia still keeps a number of characteristics relating to its new Sportage secret, the latter seems disproportionately long to us, compared to the old model which rises to 4.49 m. A certain lengthening, but probably a trompe l’oeil, because of theadoption of a third side window. But without a doubt, the new compact SUV will be well over 4.50 m long, just as it will certainly have Lightweight (48 V) and rechargeable hybrid engines.
New Kia Sportage price
The first steps of the new Kia Sportage are expected at the Munich Motor Show, next September. But its commercialization will not intervene not before 2022, at a base rate located around € 28,000, according to our estimate.
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