The 5th generation Kia Sportage has a new design that is angular and more impressive than the current model.
Kia Sportage 2022 is in development under the codename NQ5, including two versions. The Kia Sportage 2022 will come as standard with a normal wheelbase and one with a stretched wheelbase (LWB).
In terms of design, some recent leaked images show that the Sportage 2022 will be transformed with a completely new look, bringing many similarities with the models that the Korean automaker has launched in the near future. here.
Specifically, Kia’s signature “tiger nose” grille is now sized down, stretching almost the entire front of the car. In addition, this detail is also more angular. LED lighting system with daytime positioning lights is quite impressive. Perhaps not too many changes in the bodywork, except the new design tires and more aggressive.
Pretty little information regarding the interior of the car, but customers expect it to be quite luxurious and modern, and can provide enough room for 7 adults for the LWB version. Recently, Hyundai Motor Group and Nvidia announced to start working together. The 5th generation Sportage is likely to be one of the first models to be equipped with the Nvidia Drive platform for the in-car infotainment system.
Powering the new Kia Sportage is expected to be a 1.6L turbocharged hybrid engine, with a maximum capacity of 226 horsepower. In addition, there is also a plug-in hybrid version (plug-in hybrid, PHEV) with a powerful 177 horsepower, with a 13.8 kWh battery that helps the SUV run a distance of 45 km in all-electric mode.
Two variants using a hybrid engine will replace the current model in the European and Asia-Pacific market with internal combustion engines. Vehicles equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission specially designed, accompanied by a full-time four-wheel drive system.
In the US, customers will have the option of a 2.5-liter direct-injection petrol engine that produces 187 horsepower and 241 Nm of torque. This engine transmits power to the front wheel or all-wheel drive (optional) via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The old generation Kia Sportage was once sold in Vietnam, but this 5-seat SUV did not have good sales, so it was discontinued. Competitors of Kia Sportage can be mentioned as Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5, Peugeot 3008 and “brother” sharing the Hyundai Tucson platform. Details on the Sportage 2022 are expected to be announced in April next year.