All-New 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Debuts At Los Angeles Auto Show
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- After recently debuting the all-new fifth generation Sportage, Kia has unveiled an electrified version of the brand's longest running nameplate at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS). 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.
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Arriving early next year, 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 capacity2. 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 39 mpg (targeted). Together, engine and motor make 226 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."
The Sportage Hybrid is offered in three trim levels: LX, EX, and SX-Prestige.
Underpinned by the same all-new 3rd generation "N3" platform found in the Sorento line of vehicles, the Sportage Hybrid chassis provides a rigid base to achieve:
The Sportage has gone from one of the smallest SUVs in its class to one of the largest:
Best of Both Worlds Power and Efficiency
The Sportage Hybrid blends performance and efficiency with an optimized powertrain:
"Opposites United" Design
Closely mimicking the exterior of its gas-powered counterpart, the Sportage Hybrid bears all the elements of Kia's new "Opposites United" design philosophy, developed as part of the Kia global brand transformation, "Movement that Inspires."
A Modern, Spacious, Tech-Savvy Interior
Inspired by high-end outdoor products, furniture, and modern architecture, the interior of the Sportage highlights a new concept for Kia, transforming the cabin into a pleasant living space, complete with near-luxury, thoughtful features:
To match the high-tech interior, the Sportage Hybrid is packed with standard and available infotainment to keep drivers connected and informed of what's going on around them:
Advanced Driver Assistance Technology
The Sportage Hybrid has no shortage of standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems:16
Available Advanced Driver Assistance Systems:
The following systems are new to Sportage: BCA, BVM, FCA-Cyclist, FCA-JT, LFA, HAD, NSCC-Curve, NSCC-Zone, PCA-R, ROA, and SEW.
Kia America – about us
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of more than 750 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.*
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*The Telluride, Sorento and K5 are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
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