Thankfully, AutoGuide.com‘s spy photographers have caught the new Kia Sportage driving on public roadways fully exposed, giving us a better look ahead of the vehicle’s public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sporting a whole new bold look, the Sportage is designed by Kia’s European studio in Frankfurt, Germany, with input from the automaker’s Korean and U.S. design centers. It’s been heavily inspired by the Provo concept, especially at the rear of the crossover with angular tail lights and chrome accents.
The front headlights are no longer integrated with the Sportage’s front grille, which has also been updated to be wider and lower, giving the front end a more prominent and powerful appearance.
More details on the 2017 Kia Sportage will be revealed when it officially bows in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, including powertrain options and specifications. For now, expect a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder engine under the hood mated to a dual-clutch transmission from the current Hyundai Tucson.