The 2023 Kia Sportage Takes Over the Segment With Hybrid Tech
The Kia Sportage has always been a more stylish, powerful and fun-to-drive SUV that includes everything your family needs on the road. With advanced technologies and refinement all offered at a great price, the Sportage needs no introduction when the time comes to consider a compact SUV. For 2023, the Kia Sportage gets a complete overhaul. It gets a full physical redesign, along with new powertrains, new technologies and a bold new style inside and out.
Here, we take a look at what this new 2023 Kia Sportage is all about.
The 2023 Kia Sportage gets powerful and efficient hybrid technologies
Under the hood of the 2023 Kia Sportage, buyers will have a choice of three engines. It all starts with an all-gas 2.5-litre unit producing 187 horsepower. This one uses a quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to channel the power to the wheels.
Next, the Sportage introduces a new HEV hybrid engine. It uses a turbocharged 1.6-litre Smartstream engine and a 44-kilowatt electric motor mated to a 1.49-kWh lithium-ion battery to output 226 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
There’s also a PHEV powertrain available. It uses a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine combined with a 66.9-kilowatt electric motor and a 13.8-kWh battery, to produce a whopping 261 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
This PHEV has a full electric range of 50 kilometres. When connected to a Level-2 (240V) charger, it only takes two hours to fully charge the battery.
New styling and technologies for the 2023 Kia Sportage
The new Sportage is now more stylish and more spacious than ever before. Thanks to its new platform, it offers class-leading headroom and legroom, along with great cargo volume so occupants can take full advantage of every trip.
The new interior comes with an available twin screen setup composed of a 12-inch centre touchscreen and a 12-inch instrument cluster equipped with the latest-generation TFT display technology.
The new 2023 Sportage incorporates only the best in terms of safety technologies in order to keep your family safe on the road at all times. Advanced safety and driver assistance features like the 360-degree Surround-View Monitor with 3D view, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Following Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian, Cyclist Detection and many more are available.
There is a lot more to learn about the 2023 Kia Sportage and other Kia products. Come see it soon in our showroom.