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2022 Kia Sportage detailed, Australian launch due October/November 2021 – UPDATE

The 2022 Kia Sportage has been revealed in full, ahead of its Australian launch this October or November. Following the release of initial exterior and interior images last month, Kia has released full details of the latest generation of its critical mid-size Sportage family SUV – and twin under the skin to the new Hyundai Tucson – which brings an overhauled design, high-tech cabin, and new safety technology...

2022 Kia Sportage: New information surfaces, Australian division “keen” on a hybrid option

More details regarding the upcoming 2022 Kia Sportage have emerged online, courtesy of the well-informed website The Korean Car Blog. It's expected the mid-size family SUV – which shares much of its underpinnings with the Hyundai Tucson – will be offered with four engine options in overseas markets: a four-cylinder petrol, a four-cylinder diesel, a 'conventional' petrol hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV)...

2022 Kia Sportage unveiled ahead of late 2021 Australian showroom arrival

The 2022 Kia Sportage has been revealed ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms sometime in the last three months of this year (fourth quarter of 2021). Following teaser images released in recent weeks, the wraps have now officially been lifted from Kia's crucial new mid-size SUV, showing the Sportage's bold exterior styling and twin-screen dashboard layout in full...

2022 Kia Sportage teased ahead of July 2021 reveal, Australian launch late 2021

The next-generation 2022 Kia Sportage mid-size SUV has been teased for the first time, ahead of its full reveal in July 2021, and an Australian launch by the end of 2021. A trio of darkened teaser images released by Kia provide our first glimpse at the new Sportage design free of camouflage, confirming the bold front fascia with stylised LED daytime-running lights first previewed in spy shots and artist renderings in recent months...

Kia Australia recalls Sportage SUV and Stinger sedan for fire risk, 57,851 vehicles affected

Kia Australia has recalled 57,851 vehicles in Australia because they could catch fire even when the engine is switched off. The recall comprises 56,203 examples of the Kia Sportage mid-size family SUV, and 1648 examples of the Kia Stinger sedan, which pose a potential fire risk due to an electronic fault under the bonnet...

2022 Kia Sportage: Rear-end spied undisguised, long-wheelbase model spotted

The upcoming 2022 Kia Sportage has been caught testing, with new images providing our best look yet at the crucial new mid-size SUV. Two separate spy photos published online show the rear end of the new Sportage free of camouflage, along with our first look at the long-wheelbase version of Kia's new SUV that could serve as the sole option Down Under...

2022 Kia Sportage to debut by July, Australian launch by end of 2021

The camouflage will be lifted off the 2022 Kia Sportage by the middle of 2021, the brand has confirmed, ahead of an Australian launch by the end of the year. During the brand's recent 2021 CEO Investor Day event for company shareholders, Kia CEO Ho-Sung Song announced the next-generation Sportage mid-size SUV would launch in its home market in the second quarter of 2021 (April to June inclusive)...

2022 Kia Sportage rendered from spy shots

The 2022 Kia Sportage is being readied for its unveiling in the coming months, but heavily-camouflaged mules have meant little is known about the new car's exterior. These renders from Russian website Kolesa imagine what the Sportage may look like, based on what's been seen from recent spy images (bottom)...

Around the tracks: Man has two Kia Sportages stolen in one month

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2022 Kia Sportage spy photos

The next-generation 2022 Kia Sportage mid-size SUV has made its European prototyping debut, ahead of a rumoured unveiling in April 2021. The example spotted by our spy photography partners on Germany's Nurburgring racetrack – used by manufacturers to develop vehicle handling and driving dynamics – wears considerably less camouflage than previous Sportage prototypes spied in their home market of South Korea in recent months...

2020 price rises for Kia Seltos, Kia Sportage

The prices of Kia's Seltos city SUV and Sportage mid-size SUV model ranges have risen by $300 across the board for the second half of 2020. For the Seltos, Kia says the price increase is due to varying exchange rates and cost-of-doing-business pricing, while the Sportage's price hike is in line with the car's 2021 model-year...