Brand’s Stylish and Efficient Compact SUV Paves a New Pathway to Electrification

  • Hybrid iteration of completely redesigned Sportage SUV
  • 227hp turbo hybrid powertrain: superb performance, up to 43 MPG
  • More than 500 miles of driving range
  • Larger in several dimensions compared to the previous generation, with best-in-class rear seat legroom and rear cargo capacity
  • CO2 emissions reduced by nearly 40 percent over outgoing model
  • Active AWD
  • Available dual panoramic 12.3-inch display screens
  • 8 standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

"Alongside the all-new fifth generation Sportage, Kia brings an electrified version of the brand’s longest running nameplate to the windmill-lined roadways of the California desert for its National Press Introduction.  The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid (HEV) is the third model in an ongoing cadence of eco-minded offerings guided by Kia’s global EV strategy, ‘Plan S.’  This newest Kia follows in the footsteps of the recently launched EV6 and the Sorento PHEV to serve as another example of Kia’s multiple pathways to electrification.

Arriving in showrooms this spring, the Sportage Hybrid will deliver an ideal mix of fuel efficiency and power along with an abundance of room for gear.  Significantly larger than the previous generation Sportage, the Hybrid will allow owners to enjoy class-leading rear seat legroom and rear cargo capacity  The “Opposites United” design language employed on Sportage brings a bold blend of modern styling and sporty visual elements, while its interior offers the latest in technology, including an expansive list of ADAS features and dual panoramic display screens (12.3-inch instrument panel display and 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen display) for nearly 25 inches of viewing.

This Sportage’s electrified performance comes from a seamless hybrid powertrain combining a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with a 44-kilowatt motor to achieve up to 43 mpg.  Together, engine and motor make 227 horsepower channeled to either the front wheels or an active all-wheel-drive system.  The result is a fuel-sipping compact SUV that delivers an engaging driving experience.

“The new Sportage Hybrid SUV marks yet another step in Kia’s advance on sustainable mobility, as part of our global ‘Plan S’ efforts,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO, Kia America, Kia North America. “In addition to paving a new pathway to electrification, the Sportage Hybrid also delivers superb driving dynamics, cutting-edge design, and a vast array of technology for a world-class in-car experience.”

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