Kia to launch redesigned Sportage

The 2010 model will be lower, longer and wider than its predecessor

Caravan owners looking for a new towcar to help them reach their favourite destinations may be interested in the latest news from Kia.

The firm has revealed that its new Sportage model will be premiered at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show on March 2nd.

However, those who think they have seen it all when it comes to the vehicle had better reconsider their position, with Kia promising a “fresh, bold, athletic and sporty design”.

Managing director Michael Cole explained that the improved design will be a “new chapter” in the company’s history.

“[The] Sportage was the car that really made the breakthrough for Kia in Europe and the all-new version will make people sit up and take notice just as the original did,” he said.

According to the company, the 2010 model will be lower, longer and wider than its predecessor, giving more room for passengers and luggage.

Kia’s Sorento model may also be a useful vehicle for caravan owners after it was named runner up in the used 4×4 category of a What Car? Magazine competition at the end of 2009.