A new report is indicating the 2016 Kia Sportage will make its world premiere in September this year

A new report is indicating the 2016 Kia Sportage will make its world premiere in September this year.

No further details regarding the debut are available at the moment but this information suggests the next generation of the South Korean SUV will be revealed during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The 2016 Sportage is expected to share many of its design cues with the KX3 for the Chinese market which means a new front fascia and repositioned headlights are planned. Spy photos of the model have revealed it will also adopt a sloping roofline, longer rear doors and a dual exhaust system.

The fourth generation Sportage will likely get a four-cylinder 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline unit with around 132 bhp (98 kW), as well as a more powerful 1.6-liter with 204 bhp (152 kW) and 245 bhp (183 kW). A couple of diesel units are also expected.

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