Compared to earlier spy photos, we can see a few more features peeking through the car's disguise, including the graphics of the high-set headlights, the SUV's "tiger nose" grille and the front fog lights, as well as the faux air intakes underneath.
Around the other end, we can see that the tail-lights come in two distinct sections, with the indicators and driving lights/brake lights mounted up high, while the reflectors, reversing lights and fog lights are located in a thin strip along the bumper's lower edge.
The new Sportage's interior seems to owe a lot, visually at least, to the Carnival people mover. In the centre of the dashboard is a large touchscreen infotainment system flanked by two vertical air vents.
Below are audio and climate controls, which use buttons and switches that we've already seen in the next-generation Optima sedan.
Under the skin, the new Sportage will share much with the recently launched Hyundai Tucson crossover. In Australia, the Tucson's petrol engine options include a 121kW/203Nm 2.0-litre direct-injection motor and a 130kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injection unit. A 136kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel is also available.
Reports indicate that Europe-bound versions of the Sportage may also feature two other turbocharged petrol engines, a 1.2-litre with around 100kW/200Nm and possibly a 2.0-litre with 180kW/350Nm, as well as a 1.6-litre turbo-diesel.
Gearbox choices are thought to include a six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The new Tucson also pairs a six-speed automatic with some of its engine options.
The new Sportage is expected to debut later this year.