Kia's all-new Tucson-based Sportage SUV has been spied without camouflage almost a month ahead of its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Korean motoring site BoBaeDream spotted the Sportage in the wild somewhere in South Korea, revealing a design that's more closely aligned with that of Kia's more recent passenger cars.
The nose bears a particularly strong resemblence to the Pro_Cee'd GT, with its quad-lamp foglight arrays and prominent "tiger nose" grille that's completely separated from the headlamps - unlike that of its bigger brother the Sorento.
Aournd the back the 2016 Sportage receives a sharper, less organic design than the current model, with narrower, elongated tail lamps linked in the middle by a chrome strip.
The tailgate aperture, meanwhile, appears to be slightly smaller.
We'll have more detailed information once it makes its official debut on September 15, but with the new Sportage set to share its underpinnings with the Hyundai Tucson we can expect a similar range of engine and driveline options.
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