We're fans of the Kia Sportage, thanks to its spacious cabin and strong sense of practicality. For this year, and as part of a mid-life update, Kia have introduced a new 48V mild hybrid set-up teamed up with a 2.0-litre diesel. We spent a week wondering who it was for.
The Kia Sportage has been revised for the 2019 model year with updated styling both inside and out, plus a new diesel mild-hybrid powertrain option.
The Kia Sportage will be the first model in the company's line-up to benefit from a new diesel mild-hybrid powertrain option later in 2018.
Watch our video review of the 2016 Kia Sportage.
I'll be honest – when the new Kia Sportage was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show, I wasn't entirely convinced by the looks. In fact, there were some angles where it bore a passing resemblance to a frog that's been, shall we say, anally surprised. Thankfully, in the flesh it's quite a handsomely proportioned thing, particularly in the new GT-Line spec. That's just as well, because the Sportage is an important car for Kia.
Kia's best-selling model, the Sportage, has received a number of updates for the 2014 model year. Changes include a new front grille, new wheel designs, and a number of detail changes to the interior.
Kia is recalling 25,192 vehicles sold in the UK for the replacement of a faulty brake light switch on a variety of cars built between 2006 and 2011. Vehicles affected include the Carens, Sedona, Sorento, Sportage, Soul and Optima.
The new Kia Sportage crossover is to go on sale in the UK earlier than expected, on 1 August, with a high specification Sportage First Edition version
The new Kia Sportage will show a dramatic shift in design direction when it makes its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 2 March, 2010
Kia has introduced diesel-engined versions of its Sportage SUV, with prices starting from £15,695
Kia has announced details of its new Sportage 4x4, due to go on sale in the UK in January
Kia Motors Corporation has released the first official photographs of its new small SUV, the Sportage