• Jan 16, 2010

2011 Kia Sportage renderings – Click above for high-res image gallery

The European Registry must be a bigger thorn in the side of automakers than the likes of Brenda Priddy and her minions. After all, the new-vehicle images the Registry keeps in its database are devoid of camouflage, and the latest to show its face (and rear, and roof, and flanks) appears to be the 2011 Kia Sportage.

Based on these images, the new Sportage looks to be a big step up from the friendly but aged current model. Underneath slick new sheetmetal that's in keeping with Kia's current family design themes, the Sportage will likely share much with the just-unveiled Hyundai Tucson. No word yet on when we'll see the trucklet's official unveiling, but given that Kia's usually good for a significant reveal at the New York Auto Show, we'll wager that at the very least, we'll see the Sportage's North American debut in the Javits Center in late March/early April. Stay tuned.



[Source: European Registry via Autoblog Spanish]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Whoa -- awesome! There's a fuel filler cap on BOTH SIDES OF THE CAR!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it a lot. Definitely better-looking than the Sorento and Tuscon. I hope this is actually it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks better than its larger sibling, the Sorento.

      It's smart for Kia and Hyundai to have two distinct design language (granted, Hyundai's doesn't quite have the corporate look as Kia nowadays) - even if Hyundai's current designs can be polarizing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What would you get if you crossed a Tiguan and an Outlander?

      Now we know.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Traverse rear end, FOR SURE.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Side profile sucks, rest is fine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice looking!
      • 4 Years Ago
      just minimized Sorento?
      Kia designers are really working easily.
      I little bit disppointing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Kia design = conservative, repetitive style
        Hyundai design = innovative, create new trend
      • 4 Years Ago
      is it me more does this car look like it has a 1ft of wheel clearance..lol
      This look very nice and i love the new back. Only if this rear design was on the new Sorrento besides that boxy rear.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How about the on-line ads breaking cover - there are ads for this on the BBC website right now (Jan 18-2010)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Overall I like the look. But hate that giant blind spot they created with the D-Pillar.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed! I was wondering about that myself.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, it actually looks good, very VW-esque.
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