Revealed: All-new Kia Sportage gets dramatic redesign

Published 08 June 2021

Kia has teased the new Sportage crossover with a series of images. The fifth-generation Sportage will go on sale in late-2021, with prices are expected to start in the region of £25,000.

The new Kia Sportage gets a radical new look with an aggressive front-end, curved roofline and slim LED tail lights. The new Sportage will go on sale later in the year alongside the new electric Kia EV6.

The interior of the all-new Sportage features an integrated curved display with a touchscreen pad. The touchscreen and integrated controller, Kia says, will be "easy-to-use, highly intuitive and soft to touch". 

The existing car's 491-litre boot capacity is expected to increase by another 100 litres and the rear seats will fold 40/20/40 - so you choose between room for people or bulky objects. The rear seats should also fold flat, to provide a van-like loadspace. 


The new Sportage is expected to feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is boosted by an electric motor to produce more than 250PS in combination with an electric-only range of around 35 miles. This will potentially be offered in a line-up that includes a conventional 1.6-litre petrol and a 48V mild-hybrid 1.6-litre diesel.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but we expect a premium over the current model, which starts from £23,810. As before, all versions of the new Sportage will be covered by a seven-year/100,00-mile warranty as standard.

Kia Sportage Rear 2021


Engineer Andy    on 8 June 2021

Now there's a face for radio...

   on 9 June 2021

Bring back Herr Schreyer...

BMW Enthusiast    on 9 June 2021

Just like the new Hyundai Tucson it looks absolutely ridiculous.

Engineer Andy    on 9 June 2021

Just like the new Hyundai Tucson it looks absolutely ridiculous.

I wonder if they inherited the BMW 'Bangle' genes as well as the handling expert. And they'd being going in the right direction since about 2008 (and better styling than Hyundai more often than not). What a shame.

Edited by Engineer Andy on 10/06/2021 at 14:22

movilogo    on 12 June 2021

Why the hideous front end?

Brian Sanders    on 15 June 2021

Hope they removed (Lane change) this gives the impression of steering wander,and is very disconcerting,I had a 2015 model and after one week I returned it to the dealer,

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