2020 Kia Sportage Debut, Design Changes, and Release Date

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage, News on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 5:12 pm
2020 Kia Sportage SUV redesign with red paint color parked on a dirt forest road

2020 Kia Sportage Chicago Auto Show Debut

Perhaps to highlight the variety of the rest of their brand after so heavily promoting the Telluride recently, Kia has just debuted a refreshed version of the Kia Sportage compact SUV at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Changes brought to this redesign include some new technology and the new S trim slotted between the LX and EX. However, today we’ll focus on looking at the design changes of the upcoming 2020 Kia Sportage.

2020 Kia Sportage Design Changes

The 2020 Kia Sportage doesn’t feature as much of a dramatic redesign as the upcoming 2020 Kia Soul. However, the exterior and interior adjustments are notable and welcome changes to the style of the Sportage model.

Currently announced exterior changes include:

  • Exhaust Tip Redesign 
  • LED Fog Lights 
  • LED Headlights 
  • New Headlight Design with LED Turn Signals 
  • New Steel Grey Exterior Color Options 
  • Redesigned Front Grille, Bumper, Air Intake, and Skid Plate 
  • Redesigned Rear Bumper and Skid Plate 
  • And More! 

2020 Kia Sportage SUV redesign exterior rear shot showing back bumper and taillight design while parked under a cloudy blue sky

2020 Kia Sportage redesign interior shot of front seating, steering wheel, and dashboard layout design

Currently announced interior changes include:

  • 8” Touchscreen with Navigation and Telematics 
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ 
  • Redesigned Steering Wheel and Vent Bezels 
  • SOFINIO Leatherette Seating 
  • Wireless Smartphone Charging Tray 
  • And More! 

For a detailed look at rest of the available features of the 2020 Kia Sportage, please see here.

2020 Kia Sportage Release Date

The 2020 Kia Sportage has a confirmed spring 2019 release date. This likely will happen after the release of the 2020 Kia Telluride, theorized for March 2019, due to the Telluride’s level of current buzz and marketing push. However, it will come before the summer 2019 release date of the redesigned 2020 Kia Soul. Expect an April 2019 or May 2019 release date for the 2020 Kia Sportage.


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For more information on the upcoming 2020 Kia Sportage SUV, please contact us. We’d be happy to answer any additional questions you might have. The staff of Palmen Kia can be reached online, by phone, or in person at our dealership located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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