Kia Sportage HEV Hybrid 2023: the new SUV debuts

The fifth generation than expected Kia Sportage It has already begun to be manufactured and will hit the roads in early 2022. In recent weeks we have been telling you little by little all the news about one of the most successful and sold SUVs on the market, which will offer a complete range with micro-hybrid, hybrid and even plug-in hybrid versions. Well, in the last hours the Korean brand has expanded the information about one of them.

If we already talk to you in depth about new Sportage PHEV plug-in hybrid, this time Kia has unveiled new details of the conventional hybrid HEV. The information comes from the Los Angeles Auto Show, where the manufacturer has also announced all the details of the new EV9, a spectacular 100% electric SUV that will also hit the market soon.

Kia Sportage HEV Hybrid 2023

Kia Sportage HEV Hybrid: this is the engine

The new Kia Sportage HEV Hybrid will land in dealerships also in early 2022 and will arrive powered by a 1.6-liter T-GDi turbo petrol engine. Next to him, a new 44 kW electric motor (about 60 hp equivalent power) will help improve performance and efficiency. Total, they will produce in combination up to 230 hp.

The system will be completed with a 1.49 kWh capacity battery and with a 6 speed automatic transmission. With this scheme, the announced consumption will be 6.0 l / 100 km on average, with a total autonomy of more than 805 kilometers. In terms of emissions, it promises to reduce CO2 expulsion by 40% compared to outgoing generation.

For the United States, this new model is already announced in three versions, starting with a basic LX in all-wheel drive, which will be followed by the same variant in all-wheel drive AWD, while the EX and SX-Prestige finishes will only be available with all-wheel drive.

Kia Sportage HEV Hybrid: technology and equipment

Already inside, few more changes will introduce the new Kia Sportage HEV compared to the rest of the versions of the new generation. Equipped with two curved widescreen displays, with 12.3-inch digital instrumentation and a 12.3-inch central touchscreen, the SUV will have as standard Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with optional wireless charging pad for phones.

Kia Sportage HEV Hybrid 2023

The new Kia Sportage Hybrid also comes with a great safety equipment as standard, including Driver Attention Warning, Automatic Lights, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance, or Rear Occupant Alert.

The new Sportage hybrid SUV marks a further step in Kia’s move towards sustainable mobility, as part of our global Plan S efforts.”, Has assured Sean Yoon, President and CEO of Kia North America. “In addition to paving a new path to electrification, the Sportage Hybrid also offers excellent driving dynamics, cutting-edge design and a wide range of technology for a world-class in-car experience,” he concluded.

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