The upgraded Kia Sportage version has just been launched in China. The car has a similar design to the Sorento.
The Kia Sportage facelift has just been launched at the Guangzhou Auto Show (China). This upgraded version is called Sportage Ace. Sportage in the Chinese market is not the same as the global version. This SUV model is developed on the Hyundai ix35 platform – an SUV exclusively for the Chinese market.
Kia Sportage Ace has an overall design similar to the new generation Sorento. Even viewed from the sides and rear, the Sportage Ace looks like a miniature Sorento.
The Kia Sportage Ace has 4,530 x 1,850 x 1,635 (mm) long x width x height measurements, and a wheelbase of 2,640 mm. Compared with the old model, Sportage Ace 2021 is 70 mm longer, the remaining measurements remain unchanged.
The 2021 Kia Sportage Ace has an impressive front end, with a black “tiger nose” grille that covers almost the entire front area. The lighting system is connected to the grille. Without daylight, it is difficult to recognize the front light system of this model.
At the rear, the 2021 Sportage Ace stands out by its vertical tail lights, large roof spoiler, and large exhaust. This design is inspired by two older models, the Telluride and the Sorento.
The two sides of the car body have cut lines, ribbed ribs that highlight each body array. The car has 2-tone multi-spoke wheels and all-Terrain tires.
The Korean automaker has not released details on the inside of the car. Just an upgraded version, there is a high possibility that the 2021 Sportage Ace still uses the center 10.5 inch touch screen and the same 7-inch digital dashboard.
Local media predicts that the Sportage Ace 2021 will use a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 200 horsepower. In addition, this SUV also has a version using a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder 2.0L engine producing 161 horsepower. Drive Wise is also upgraded in 2021.