The Korean carmaker has announced the official launch in the Middle East and Africa of the all-new Sportage, a carefully designed SUV to inspire customers with its stunning interior and exterior design.
Kia Sportage 2023 marks a new era for one of Kia’s most sought-after models, with a comprehensive and exciting redesign as the fifth-generation model defies design norms and takes the Sportage identity to a new level while celebrating heritage its rich.
Kia’s new design philosophy – ‘Union of Opposites’ – is reflected in the design details of the new Sportage, which consists of five pillars: Pleasure of mind, ability to progress, technology for life, desire for peace and courage for nature. which has profoundly influenced the design of all brand new Sportage models, which embody the natural world and create a design identity that is bold, emotional, modern, clean and authentic.
Improving the exterior and interior design of four-wheeled vehicles
The technical drawing combines the main front features of the new Sportage, giving it a compelling front volume. An elongated grille and Kia’s “tiger nose” signature emblem – which serves as the vehicle’s visual centerpiece – is paired with distinctive futuristic LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) that create solid lines for gorgeous matrix border of LED Matrix headlights.
The all-new Sportage profile stays true to its natural sporty character, creating an exciting street presence with stretched lines that cut through the glossy and smooth surfaces of the body, seamlessly combining contrasting volumes together. The first model in the Sportage range features a black roof – but the option to paint the body in a different color is not available with the new model, helping to emphasize the sporty look and underline the dynamic C-pillar in the vehicle architecture. The addition of a chrome strap extending from the rear of the brand new Sportage to the D-pillar creates harmonious lines with the rear spoiler, which adds to the sporty dimensions of the car.
At the rear, the new Sportage maintains a strong presence on the road with its powerful curved design that flows smoothly towards the taillights, allowing the SUV to embody power and traction on the road. The transparent taillights have a slim horizontal design, giving the all-new Sportage a surprisingly wide impression from the rear.
Depending on the specifications and model, the Sportage 2023 operates on 17-inch, 18-inch or 19-inch wheels, with a choice of five different alloy models, colors and finishes.
The cabin is designed with the driver and passengers in mind, offering a unique high-tech environment that is visually impressive as well as spacious and easy to use. At the center of the new Sportage cabin is a beautifully sculpted integrated curved screen with a panel that provides a slim touch screen and air vents with detailed detail. The curved screen extends across the entire front of the cab, giving the cab a great width and depth.
The high-tech 12-inch touch screen and advanced integrated console act as nerve centers to connect the driver, passengers, functions and all needs. Both systems are designed to be easy to use, and extremely intuitive at the same time, pleasant to the touch. The 12-inch panel is equipped with the latest generation of thin-film LCD screens with full transistor for impressive clear and accurate graphics.
The central ergonomic keypad is optimally positioned for the driver and front passenger, providing storage space, operating system configuration and holder, and soft-touch cup switches, which are located on the side next to the transmission switch.
Throughout the cabin, high-quality materials are used to give customers a luxurious feel, while dynamic color options add dynamism and energy to the environment. The driver and front passenger seats combine innovation and comfort in a sporty and slim design.
Efficiency, power, performance and safety are at the heart of the all-new Sportage
Kia introduces a high-tech 1.6-liter TGDI engine in the new Sportage range, which produces 180 horsepower and 27.0 kg / m of torque. The four-cylinder unit achieves improved fuel efficiency through a new advanced combustion process, improved cooling technologies and measures to reduce the main friction force, including an advanced integrated thermal management system and the use of a low friction ball bearings.
It also houses the latest active safety technologies and advanced driver assistance systems. With safety considered a top priority during the development of this model, the fifth generation Sportage is one of the safest cars in its class.
Under the stylish and contemporary exterior design of the brand new Sportage is a reinforced, lightweight chassis with high rotational stiffness. The all-new Sportage has a variety of chassis safety and tuning applications, including driver airbag, passenger airbag, side airbags and lower side airbags.
Kia Sportage’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) advanced technology helps avoid potential hazards, fully protecting passengers and other road users on every trip. As part of this package, the all-new Sportage features the industry-leading Avoidance Collision Avoidance Assistance (FCA), which helps avoid collisions with objects in front of the vehicle while driving.
When the lane change signal is on, if there is a risk of hitting a rear-end vehicle, the Blind Spot Avoidance Assistance (BCA) will give a warning to the driver. Upon warning, if the risk of a collision increases, the BCA effectively takes control of Sportage to help avoid the collision. BCA is also active in situations such as parallel parking maneuvers, further helping to avoid collisions with vehicles in the rear. A blind-spot monitor (BVM) is also included in all new Sportage categories to further enhance driver safety and visibility when changing lanes by displaying a real-time image of the rear of the vehicle in the instrument cluster .
The launch will take place in each regional market independently throughout the month of April. More information on prices and specifications in each market will be provided in due course.