The facelifted Kia Sportage has been spied undergoing testing in the American southwest.

The facelifted Kia Sportage has been spied undergoing testing in the American southwest.

While the prototype is heavily disguised, the model is expected to feature revised bumpers, a new grille and updated lighting units. The crossover is also slated to receive a number of interior improvements including an updated infotainment system.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but we could see a handful of GDi and CRDi power plants. Regardless of the final details, front-wheel drive will be standard while all-wheel drive will be optional.

The facelifted Sportage is expected to be launched next summer, possibly as a 2015 model.

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