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Mike Stevens | Jan, 28 2015 | 0 Comments

Kia’s next-generation Sportage has made its first appearance on public roads this week, wrapped in heavy camouflage for some cold-weather testing.

But, despite the coveralls, a number of the new Sportage’s styling details can be seen through the frost and thick padding.

Up front, we’ll see Kia’s bold new evolution of its familiar ‘Tigernose’ grille, revealed by the big new Sorento SUV and Carnival people-mover as a more upright, wide and chrome-heavy take on the design.

New high-mounted headlights will also feature, inspired perhaps by the likes of Porsche’s Macan and even Jeep’s new Cherokee.

The tapered roofline and tightly raked C-pillar of the current model will also evolve for this new-generation Sportage, and LED-rich tail-lights can also be seen at the rear.

Further details at this stage are unclear, although we can undoubtedly expect the new Sportage to be offered with small petrol and diesel engines, ranging in output from 90 to 185kW, depending on the market.

Kia’s new seven-speed dual-clutch auto is also a likely starter for the range, again depending on market and trim grade.

Watch for more on the new Sportage to surface in the months ahead.

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