2020.11.19.  139,819 read Kia Motors' Chinese Sportage unveiled, preview of new Sportage?  Top Rider 248
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2020.11.19. 139,819 read Kia Motors’ Chinese Sportage unveiled, preview of new Sportage? Top Rider 248

Kia Motors’ new Chinese Sportage was unveiled. The new Chinese Sportage, published in Auto Home, a Chinese automobile media, features an unprecedented front design and a rear part similar to Kia’s new Sorento. Some of the breakthrough designs are expected to be applied to the new Sportage (NQ5) to be released in Korea in 2021.

The front part of the Chinese new Sportage is connected with an irregularly shaped headlamp and a largely enlarged grille without borders. The existing fog lights were removed and air intake decorations were added to create a sporty image. Two lines of character lines were applied to the bonnet to emphasize the volume.

The side part is characterized by side seals starting from the front bumper and extending to the rear bumper, and a glossy black body cladding. The window molding and side mirror cover are also finished in black. As a new platform was used, the overall length was increased to 4540mm. The rear part is similar to the new Sorento.

The tail lamp has been changed to a vertical type, which is a vertical model. A line emphasizing the horizontal was added to enhance the completeness, and a rear spoiler, dual muffler, and diffuser were applied. A 10.25-inch center fascia display, drivewise, intelligent network system, and voice recognition functions are provided.

Meanwhile, the new Sportage with domestic specifications is expected to be released in the first half of 2021. The new Sportage (NQ5) shares the platform and powertrain with the new Tucson released earlier. The irregularly shaped headlamp is connected to the grill as one, and flag-type side mirrors and hidden-type rear wipers are applied.

Reporter Hansol Kim

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