Kia Sportage 2022: Everything you need to know

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Author: | Updated: 09 Jun 2021 10:33

Say hello to the all-new Kia Sportage. Featuring an all-new new look and improved tech, it’s set to arrive in the UK later this year.

Here’s what you need to know.

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Kia Sportage exterior

This fifth generation of Sportage marks a radical departure styling-wise when compared to the old car. It’s more sharp and angular than before.

Up front, you’ll find a huge gaping grille flanked by a neat set of headlights and tail lights. It’s not too dissimilar to styling we’ve seen on Hyundai SUVs of late.

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At the side, the windows sweep gently upwards, with the C-pillar (the part between the rear doors and the boot) featuring contrasting paint.

Changes are equally radical round the back, where you’ll now find a full-width tail light set-up and a completely redesigned rear end.

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Kia Sportage interior and tech

Tech has taken a serious step up, which is quickly noticeable if you’re in the driving seat. Rather than a split touchscreen for the infotainment system, there’s now a huge unit that spreads the length of the dashboard and makes up a digital driver display panel.

It’s a similar theme to what we’ve seen manufacturers like Mercedes do in recent years, and all the key controls for the stereo, satnav and driver aids are operated via the right-hand side of the screen that’s shared with the passenger.

Improved ergonomics and practicality is high on the agenda too; there’s more rear leg room and boot space than before, while there’s some handy features for the front passengers including coat and bag hooks, along with plenty of storage too.

Exact specs and trim levels for the UK are to be confirmed, but you’ll be able to choose between a number of finishes for the interior. We’ll bring you more details on that when it is revealed.

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Kia Sportage engines

Again, details about engines and drivetrains are still to be announced. However, the line-up will likely feature improved units and build on the outgoing car’s range. That means we’re likely to see petrol, mild-hybrid and diesel models featuring.

A potent plug-in hybrid with more than 250hp could make the line-up too, but that’s unlikely to launch straight away. A four-wheel drive model and both manual and automatic gearboxes should be available too, but we’ll have to wait a little longer to confirm this.

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Kia Sportage release date

Exact UK specs and further details are set to be revealed by September, with the new Sportage launching slightly after that in the UK.

We’ll bring you more details as soon as they are revealed. In the meantime, you can check out and compare leasing plans on the current Sportage here.

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