A completely redesigned dashboard gives the inside of the Sportage a more upscale look, with a large display screen in the center, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a few rows of climate-control and infotainment buttons and knobs lower on the center stack. In this leather-equipped example, contrasting stitching adorns the seats and steering wheel, and certain buttons give away newly available options like cooled seats and a heated steering wheel.
Also newly available on the 2017 Kia Sportage is an autonomous emergency braking system. The new model is also likely to offer systems like a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert, both of which are optional on several other Kia models.
A new “GT Line” trim level also joins the lineup, as shown in earlier exterior photos. Though we don’t have full details, it looks like the 2017 Kia Sportage GT Line features larger alloy wheels and a few exterior trim pieces like chrome accents, special foglight surrounds, and metallic skid plate trim for the front and rear fascias.
Stay tuned for more details on the 2017 Kia Sportage, including powertrain and chassis specs, as it officially debuts at the Frankfurt auto show next week.