The handsome Kia Sportage SUV is little changed on the outside, but 2008 models will feature exterior enhancements

Premiere at Frankfurt

Kia's first European production site in Zilina, Slovakia, which produced its first Cee'd last December, is adding the Kia Sportage SUV to its manufacturing line-up. The Kia Sportage also receives a minor facelift before it goes into production at Zilina and will be premiered at the 62nd Frankfurt Motor Show alongside the new Pro-Cee'd hatchback and Sports Coupe Concept.

The Sportage, launched in Europe in 2004, will be featuring a slightly re-styled front grille, black bezel headligths, larger door mirrors and new-style sixteen inch 215/65R16 alloy wheels. On the inside Kia has enlarged the front seats while lowering the rear seats slightly. Technical adjustments are improved power steering, larger brakes and stiffer suspension.

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