Production of the new generation Kia Sportage moved to 2021May 20, 2020
Traditionally, the debuts of the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage took place with small ranges in time, but this time Sportage will be released a year later. As informed on Tuesday, May 19, sources, the delay in reviewing the design concept of the cross.
It is assumed that the appearance of the new generation Kia Sportage has been postponed until the middle of next year, while the debut of the Hyundai Tucson will take place this summer.
The delay is associated with a change in design, but a more interesting question: for what reason is it so dramatic? Perhaps this was due to the sudden departure of the chief designer of the Hyundai Motor Group, Luke Donkerwolke.
It should be noted that Kia Sportage can appear in two variations: with a conventional and an extended wheelbase. Hyundai refused to release a “stretched” variation of the Tucson, so as not to create competition with Santa Fe. But the plans of both corporations may be revised depending on current market requirements.
Sportage is a strategic model of the Korean brand, sales of which are approximately 500,000 units every year, and to be mistaken in the case of this cross is tantamount to suicide.
In addition, it was recently noted that the new KIA Sorento will receive an innovative parking function. So, the cross will be the first car from the mass segment with such technology.
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