Fifth-gen Kia Sportage makes global debut

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 06 Jul 2021


Kia has taken the covers off its all-new fifth-generation Sportage, which it bills as “the ultimate urban SUV”. It is the result of a collaborative effort between Kia’s main global design network in Korea, Germany, the US and China.

Developed on a new architecture, the new Sportage combines a driver-centric design with a state-of-the-art premium interior featuring a swooping integrated curved display that houses the very latest advancements in connectivity tech. Kia claims the SUV also sets the benchmark in luggage capacity, underscoring its everyday family-friendly practicality and useability.

The new Sportage is also high on safety featuring both passive and active high-tech systems – including Kia’s comprehensive suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

To create a dynamic, engaging and optimal driving experience, the new Sportage debuts numerous highly innovative technology breakthroughs, including Kia’s E-Handling system that enhances the dynamic performance of the vehicle and improves agility and stability. A new-generation Electric Control Suspension (ESC) provides optimum comfort and superior safety levels at all times thanks to its continuous damping control in real-time.  There is also a Terrain Mode for topnotch ride capabilities in more challenging conditions such as snow, mud and sand.  

Advanced powertrains make the all-new Sportage a highly economical, low-emissions real-world operator but such frugality is paired with smooth and highly responsive power delivery, resulting in an SUV that is energetic, sporty and fun-to-drive.

The all-new Sportage is the first Kia vehicle to be available in long-wheelbase and short-wheelbase model variants depending on the region.

“Our new Sportage is a true inspiration for the SUV category in every sense,” said Artur Martins, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Brand and Customer Experience Division at Kia Corporation. “Be it the forward-thinking design, stellar interior, next-generation tech, efficient and responsive powertrains, the highest levels in safety systems or the very latest engineering breakthroughs that guarantee a responsive and optimal drive – the all-new Sportage is the ultimate urban SUV.”