2022 KIA Sportage Concept, Spy Shots
2022 KIA Sportage – The Kia Sportage comes with a fresh exterior, all-wheel drive available, several standard driver assistance features, and two new Nightfall Edition Sportage Packages.
While we patiently wait for Hyundai to unveil its next-generation Tucson, it appears Kia has begun testing on public roads of the mechanically related Sportage.
Caught somewhere at home in South Korea, this prototype has an excessive camouflage on its reworked body, signaling some major changes are in the appearance department.
2022 KIA Sportage
In fact, the disguise is so comprehensive that it is almost impossible to determine some new design details. That said, we saw the prototype had a temporary headlight and a rear light while the rear bumper seemed incomplete.
One small change seen in these early test vehicles was the placement of side mirrors as they now sit slightly lower at the door than at the base of pillar A.
By the way, a small window is now next to Pillar-A to replace the rather inexpensive-looking black plastic panels you’ll find in Sportage today.
With that display, the front-mounted radar for the safety and assistance system looks really great, and we hope it won’t stand out on the production model.
You can easily say this is a basic test vehicle by checking the door card that looks basic. It seems made exclusively from cheap plastic you definitely won’t find on the final version. For this reason, it would be wrong to judge the quality of the interior now because it uses low-cost temporary parts.
Taking into account, the prototype is far from having all the production-spec bits. We get the feeling Kia won’t be coming out with a fifth-generation Sportage anytime soon.
The Korean Car Blog says the revamped compact crossover has been delayed and that it will take a while before it breaks cover.
While styling remains quite a mystery, for now, we expect to learn about oily bits in the coming weeks or months.
That’s because Hyundai is on the verge of introducing a new Tucson from which Sportage will likely inherit most of the hardware.
Both will ride on more sophisticated platforms set to shave a bit of weight and open up the possibility of hybrid powertrains.
2022 KIA Sportage Release Date and Price
To date, we have not been informed of the release date, but we will continue to search for it. As well as the uncertain price of the 2022 Sorento, we expect it to be not much different from the previous version of $23,990.