The fourth-generation Kia Sportage is set to receive a facelift, after another test mule was sighted in South Korea recently. These photos from Motorgraph show the refreshed SUV making a pit stop for a refuel, and give us a closer look at the revisions made.

Despite the substantial effort made to mask the Sportage’s new face, we can still see the new headlamps, which feature four-point DRLs like on the latest Forte and Ceed. The ‘tiger nose’ grille and lower apron will be tweaked as well, the latter featuring a larger air intake and new fog lamps.

At the rear, there are new LED taillights and based on the heavy camouflage, the bumper will gain a new look as well. No interior photos, but you can expect improved trim and materials, plus updated infotainment systems and a range of vehicle systems to bring the SUV up to speed with its siblings.

An updated engine line-up is also likely, with a range of naturally-aspirated and turbocharged petrol engines displacing 1.6, 2.0 and 2.4 litres, along with 1.7 and 2.0 litre turbodiesels. These engines will continue to be paired with six-speed manual and automatic, as well as seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions.

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