Kia has revealed the facelifted 2020 Sportage, which now features a refreshed look, making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show.
The popular compact crossover now sports new front and rear fascias; the revisions include redesigned headlights with LED turn indicators, new projector-beam fog lights, new front and rear bumper design, new wheel designs, a redesigned tail light trim and more. Kia will also offer new LED headlights with LED fog lights as an option.
There’s also a new midrange S Trim with sportier exterior and interior design elements offered alongside the existing LX, EX and SX variants in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The interior of the updated model has been modestly refreshed with a standard 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and optional telematics, a redesigned steering wheel and vent bezels, an optional wireless smartphone charging tray, as well as available ‘Sofino’ leatherette seats.
Kia’s active safety kit has been enhanced with new systems that include Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Start&Stop, Forward Collision Assist with pedestrian detection and High Beam Assist.
The powertrain range remains unchanged, with the two existing engines still available: a 2.4-liter GDI with 181hp and 175lb-ft of torque and a turbocharged 2.0-liter GDI with 240hp and 260lb-ft of torque. Both units are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is an optional feature.
The Korean crossover is set to go on sale in the first half of 2019, with pricing details to be announced closer to the model’s sales launch.
Article has been updated with images from Kia’s Chicago Auto Show stand