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The long-awaited Kia Sportage is back – as a plug-in hybrid

Published: 14 April 2022, 14: 13Updated: 20 April 2022, 21:52Now a completely new generation of the popular mid-range SUV Kia Sportage is released. The big news: the model is now offered as a plug-in hybrid.Bigger and more practical – here is the new Kia Sportage Kia Sportage has been on the market since the 1990s and quickly became a big seller, not least in Sweden where the car type has become increasingly popular. Now the fifth generation of the model is being launched. This means a completely newly designed car, but the basic concept is a smooth and spacious car that is suitable for both city driving and lighter terrain.

Four-wheel drive plug-in hybrid

The new generation of Kia Sportage comes as a four-wheel drive plug-in hybrid with a system power of 265 horsepower. The new driveline provides low CO2 emissions in combination with an electric range of up to 70 kilometers (WLTP). Batteries are 13.8 kilowatt hours (kWh). The Kia Sportage Plug-In Hybrid is equipped with a 1.6 T-GDi petrol engine of 180 horsepower in combination with a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor of 67 kW / 91 hp and a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The system power is 265 horsepower and the car can tow trailers up to a maximum of 1,350 kg.

Against 100% rechargeable

Already today, Kia has the lowest average CO2 emissions among the best major car brands: 35 grams per kilometer compared to the total market average of 75 grams / km. With the new Sportage Plug-In Hybrid, Kia’s offensive continues to offer only rechargeable car models as early as 2024.Technology that previously mainly existed in significantly larger and more expensive car models is moving with the new Sportage into the C-SUV segment. The electronically controlled four-wheel drive provides, for example, the ability to adjust the driveline for driving with different controls under different conditions, such as snow and sand. The function is called Terrain Mode. In addition, the new Sportage in the GT Line version has electronically adjustable shock absorption, ECS, which contributes to both high comfort and safe road properties. ECS monitors both body movements and steering angle and regulates the damping instantly to prevent the body from raising or tilting when cornering.

Three-piece rear seat folding

Inside, the dual 12.3-inch touch screens are noticeable, which both the driver and passenger can comfortably reach. The driver’s eye-catcher is a 12.3-inch instrument screen with the technology Full thin-film transistor that provides razor-sharp graphics. Another novelty is that both software and navigation maps can be updated online (OTA, over the air). Just as before, the Kia Sportage is an SUV in the popular mid-size format, but the interior has grown in the new model compared to its predecessor. Lots of practical features simplify everyday life, such as 15W wireless mobile charging and three-part rear seat folding (40/20/40). For the fifth year in a row, Kia became the third best-selling car brand in Sweden, and also the most popular among private buyers. All Kia are sold with a 7-year new car warranty, which also includes EV batteries.Discover the new Kia Sportage – now as a plug-in hybrid The article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with KIA and not an article by Dagens industri

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