Kia Sportage Facelift 002

The third-generation Kia Sportage SUV was introduced in 2010, and so it’s time for a mid-life cycle facelift to come about. Automedia caught clad examples of the spruced-up SL undergoing road trials, by the looks of it States-side, and under all that wrapping should be a slightly revised front end. Likewise the rear, though expect the alterations to be minimal and involve new tail lights.

Minor changes can also be expected in the interior, and the inclusion of FlexSteer is likely to be part of mechanical improvements. What’s for sure is that while still riding on five-spoke wheels, the design for that of the facelift has been reworked, and from the photos, in two patterns. The last photo also reveals the twin exhaust tips for the SL – is there a sportier version in the mix?