2010 kia sportage spy shots march 007
The new Sportage will be bigger and more stylish than the current model and should arrive by the end of the yearEnlarge Photo
While the 2010 Kia Sorrento SUV has already been revealed thanks to a premature leak earlier this month, the final design for the next-generation Sportage is still clouded in mystery. A prototype for the vehicle has been spotted testing in Northern Europe ahead of a planned market launch in the U.S. in the later stages of the year.
The images reveal the Sportage will retain the boxy styling of the current model, though there will be some sportier and more distinct elements.
The redesigned SUV will be available with a range of new four-cylinder engines as well as a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic. A 2.0L turbodiesel will also be offered for European market, and while the U.S. will miss out on this powerplant a more powerful petrol V6 engine will be offered in its place.