2016 Kia Sportage 01

Here are leaked photos of the 2016 Kia Sportage – courtesy of Bobaedream, Autospy and AutoTribune – seen here way ahead of its scheduled Frankfurt debut. Officially, only three design sketches of the next-generation SUV have been released, but here it is in full, both inside and out.

Still recognisable as a Sportage (the side profile and window line is very similar to the current model), the new upcoming SUV looks to receive bold new looks, including a prominent Tiger grille that is completely separated from the high-mounted headlights.

The rear appears very sharp too, with slim wraparound LED taillamps that are positioned high along the car’s belt line. Certainly looks good with the large wheels, big tailgate spoiler and dual exhaust pipes as pictured here, doesn’t it?

Inside, it’s as per what we’ve seen before. The dashboard design is clearly a big departure from the previous model, adopting a more mature and upmarket layout as seen on the latest Kia Sorento and Carnival. All very promising, don’t you agree?

Current third-gen Kia Sportage facelift