New Kia Sportage Official Images Emerge

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Kia presented the first official photos of the new Sportage.

This comes after the teaser sketch hit the internet last week. Details and specifications of the new model will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015.

New Kia Sportage Design

The 'face' is perhaps the part that went through the biggest change on the upgraded model. Its headlamps are no longer integrated with the grille; instead, they sweep back along the outer edges of the more sharply-detailed bonnet and bolder wheel arches. The Sportage's lower, wider 'tiger-nose' grille is still an imposing detail on the front of the Sportage. We kind of get the feeling the Porsche Cayenne might have been used as a base layer for the design team.

It keeps the outgoing model's swept-back silhouette but has a roofline that tapers slightly towards the rear as well as longer front overhangs and wheelbase.

At the rear of the car, Kia has pulled much of the styling from the 2013 Kia Provo concept car. The rear is less love/hate than the front and the indicator lights are now incorporated in the top section of tail lights. The reverse lights are housed in the bottom tier of lights.

Look out for the official details on the new Sportage on the 15 September at the Frankfurt motor show. We will be there live, bringing you all the news from the show.