Kia Sportage next generation Frankfurt International Motor Show

2016 Kia Sportage Frankfurt Motor Show 1Kia Motors has today  revealed the first official exterior images of the all-new Kia Sportage,  featuring an attractive new design. The all-new Sportage will make its global  debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on September 15, 2015.

Entering its  fourth-generation, the all-new Kia Sportage features a bold, progressive  design, with the vehicle’s designers creating a sense of power and agility from  every angle. Echoing the contrast of smooth and sharp shapes found on some of  the most iconic modern fighter jets, the Sportage creates visual harmony out of  the tension between sharp, defined feature lines and smooth surfacing.

The ‘face’ of  the all-new Sportage represents the biggest change to the car’s design, with  the car’s headlamps no longer integrated with the grille for the new model,  instead sweeping back along the outer edges of the more sharply-detailed bonnet  and bolder wheel arches. Immediately recognisable as a Kia, the Sportage’s  lower, wider ‘tiger-nose’ grille adds more volume to the lower half of the  Sportage’s face, resulting in a more imposing appearance and a more  stable-looking stance.

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The all-new  Sportage is characterised by its sportier, more raked profile. From the side,  the all-new Sportage retains the swept-back silhouette of the outgoing model,  with a roofline that tapers slightly towards the rear of the car, longer front  overhangs, shorter rear overhangs and longer wheelbase. Smooth bodywork, bolder  wheel arches and sharp lines endow the Sportage with a more dynamic, muscular  look.

At the rear,  the horizontal forms and surface volume emphasise the car’s width and give the  compact SUV a more stable appearance. Inspired by the 2013 Kia Provo concept  car, the slim combination lamps are joined by a strip that runs the width of the  rear, while turn signals and reversing lights are separated, relocated lower  down to add more visual weight and a greater sense of stability to the lower  half of the car.

The design of  the new Sportage has been led by Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt,  Germany, with input from the brand’s Namyang, Korea and Irvine, California  design centres

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