Kia’s successful SUV Sportage enlists a new generation and already has some of its specimens in testing. The occasion was propitious for spy photographers to do their job and for the first time ‘keep an eye’ on their 2021 model.

The first appearance of the next Kia Sportage 2021 it occurred in a series of spy photos that roll on the Internet from South Korea. The images reveal us two specimens hunted as they walk down an avenue, covered in a sturdy camouflage cape, barely showing any details.

The data that is known to date of the new Sportage comes from unofficial sources, although they are very knowledgeable about the subject, since the Korean firm had maintained absolute reserve against the future of the SUV. It was said that its premiere would take place before the end of the year and that it is in tests increases the possibilities.

With the 2021 model, the SUV would reach his fifth generation, closing the last cycle in force from 2015 to today. In terms of design we will have to wait for more revelations that expose it, but by nature the new Sportage is expected I emphasized in its lines the latest design language of Kia.

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Possible scenarios

First, on the photos that we see here where two copies of the SUV appear, the photographer stated that it would correspond to a more elongated variant offered in exclusive markets such as China. Doubt was raised about the adaptation of a third row of seats or not, to increase capacity to seven passengers.

On the options of its propulsion system, the Sportage 2021 would have versions powered by gasoline and diesel. The technology of 48-volt light hybridization is part of the package and you could even think of a plug-in hybrid alternative.

The electrification plans applied to the SUV would go further and it would be almost a confirmed fact, the development and next appearance on the market of the 100% electric variant marked with the reference e-Sportage. For any system, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive as usual.

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The next Kia Sportage 2021 is closer to its presentation, which according to calculations it will not be more than this year and it will happen after the premiere of the new Kia Tucson that arrives with a 360 degree transformation in August. Of course, to take one home you will have to wait until 2021 when available in a display case.

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