Kia has released the first official images of the 2016 Sportage that is set to debut at this year's Frankfurt International Motor Show.

At first glance, one can't help but notice the design changes fitted to the 2016 Sportage. Compared to its predecessor, the fourth generation Sportage is now equipped with new headlights, a restyled 'tiger-nose' grill, a revamped bumper and refreshed fog lamps. It also has bolder wheel arches and sharper hood design.

2016 Kia Sportage

The rear of the 2016 Sportage has sharper-looking Kia Provo-inspired taillights, a more prominent roof-mounted spoiler and dual exhaust pipes. In addition, the taillights are joined by a strip that runs the width of the Sportage's rear.