2017 Kia Sportage Caught Testing At High Altitude [Spied]

2017 kia sportage prototype caught testing colorado
2017 Kia Sportage prototype (by Jace H)

The current generation of the Kia Sportage has been around since 2011. It is time to give the compact crossover a thorough redesign. Jace H. sent in these image of the 2017 Kia Sportage prototype testing at high altitude of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

This test vehicle has a thick layer of cladding, but the distinct Kia grille design and the door design are visible.

(by Jace H.)

The nest Sportage will likely share a lot of the mechanical components with the 2016 Hyundai Tucson that recently launched. That means the quick little 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline T-GDI engine with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque may find its way under the Sportage hood.

This redesigned crossover will make a world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The company provided the following two teaser images of the Sportage.

Take a look at the wheel design on the prototype and the teaser images. It appears that the production version will keep the stylish wheel design elements of the show car.

Watch the first drive review of the redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson.