Published on June 6th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Kia Sportage Rendered Based On Teaser Photos
The 5th generation Kia Sportage gets some fan renders before the unveiling.
Just last week, Kia revealed three teaser images of their upcoming Sportage mid-sized SUV. This will be the fifth generation Kia Sportage to be released, so anticipation is quite high. It’s also the first Sportage to be designed by a team headed by Karim Habib, former BMW and Infiniti design boss.
The images shared by Kia showed a radical departure from the 4th generation Kia Sportage, which followed trends set by the Porsche Macan. This new car has a unique design identity of its own and a rather bold one at that.
Some talented digital renderers on the internet have taken to fleshing out the design details based on what was shared in the teaser images. Here’s what they came up with:
It looks like a plausible direction for Kia to take. The edgy details are very Lamborghini-like.
Kia Corporation has revealed the first official teaser images of the all-new Sportage – the fifth incarnation of the brand’s most popular SUV model.
Due to be revealed in July in Korea, the all-new Sportage has been carefully crafted to establish new benchmarks in its segment – for its advanced exterior and interior design, connectivity tech, and responsive yet highly efficient powertrains.
Revealed earlier this year to great acclaim from the design community, Kia’s new design language – Opposites United – is at the core of the Sportage, influencing every aspect of its appearance and character. The early images hint at an assertive and cutting-edge presence for the SUV – paying homage to nature’s perfection and simplicity whilst connecting with the brand’s new design direction.
The all-new Sportage follows Kia’s recent company rebrand that aims to create sustainable mobility solutions for customers by revamping all facets of its business. The first marker on the journey came in March when Kia’s first dedicated BEV – the EV6 – was unveiled.
Muscular exterior and innovative interior
The all-new Sportage has a muscular stance and strong yet refined silhouette. Notable new details include the crisp, taught character lines that ripple across the surfaces. The front creates an instant and thought-provoking statement, with a detailed-orientated black grille graphic spanning the width of the face. At the rear, muscular shoulder lines drop gently to meet slim daytime-running lamps, which flank the new Kia logo and Sportage emblem.
The interior design sketch reveals a driver-orientated space that plays with boldness in character, softness in qualities and innovation in technology. At the core is a beautifully sculpted integrated curved display.
“Taking inspiration from an ethos we created where nature meets technology, the all-new Sportage challenges the norm with an adventurous and contemporary exterior and a carefully conceived, beautifully detailed interior,” said Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Design Center. “With the all-new Sportage, we were fully focused on challenging ourselves and pushing our fifth-generation SUV to a new level.”
More details regarding design features of the all-new Sportage will be unveiled in the coming weeks.