Get a Better Look at the 2017 Kia Sportage

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Although the 2017 Kia Sportage has been officially unveiled, the Korean automaker only shared three photos of the new crossover.

Thankfully,‘s spy photographers have caught the new Kia Sportage driving on public roadways fully exposed, giving us a better look ahead of the vehicle’s public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sporting a whole new bold look, the Sportage is designed by Kia’s European studio in Frankfurt, Germany, with input from the automaker’s Korean and U.S. design centers. It’s been heavily inspired by the Provo concept, especially at the rear of the crossover with angular tail lights and chrome accents.

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The front headlights are no longer integrated with the Sportage’s front grille, which has also been updated to be wider and lower, giving the front end a more prominent and powerful appearance.

More details on the 2017 Kia Sportage will be revealed when it officially bows in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, including powertrain options and specifications. For now, expect a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder engine under the hood mated to a dual-clutch transmission from the current Hyundai Tucson.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • CNU CNU on Aug 30, 2015

    It looks nothing like a Honda C-RV.

  • Isend2C Isend2C on Aug 31, 2015

    I don't see any CR-V, but I do see plenty of yuck. Most every Kia looks great nowadays and they just ruined this. It looks derpy and dopey.