I was surprised and impressed by the new Sportage, which is handsome inside and out and feels like a seriously high-quality piece. I love the body-color accents that brighten the black cabin, with orange stitching on the seats and steering wheel and big orange panels in the door trim. It looks cool, not affected. The presence of Peter Schreyer, the former Audi designer who now heads worldwide Kia design, is clearly being felt.
Joe DeMatio, Deputy Editor