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The new Kia Sportage receives a major facelift with its new generation. This time, the SUV electrifies most of its range, using 48-volt mild hybridization, electrical hybridization, and plug-in hybridization. Only its access versions, with a gasoline and a diesel engine, are left out of the ECO and Zero emissions label.


With this new model, the Kia Sportage introduces a new design language, with a much more daring aesthetic that is reminiscent of the most advanced models in its range, such as the Kia EV6. But where the changes are most noticeable is in its technological endowment, with an interior in which its two screens grouped in the same frame and a wide range of equipment stand out.

Technical sheet of the Kia Sportage

Kia Sportsage

Body type.

Five-seater SUV.

Measurements and weight.

4,515 mm long, 1,865 mm wide, 1,645 mm high and 2,680 mm between axles.

Trunk.

Between 526 and 591 litres.

Maximum power.

265 hp in its plug-in hybrid version.

WLTP consumption.

1.1 litres/100 km (PHEV) and 6.3 (Electric Hybrid)

Environmental badge.

C, ECO and Zero emissions.

Driving aids (ADAS).

GPS adaptive cruise control. Emergency braking with turning function at intersections. Maintenance in the center of the lane. Blind spot sensor and rear traffic control. Rear camera and recognition of the environment.

Others.

Dual 12.3-inch screen. Touch in its central position. Own Kia Connect application. 15W wireless charging

electric hybrid

Yes. 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol engine (180 hp) and 44.2 kW electric traction motor with permanent magnets and a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. Total power of 230 hp.

Plug-in hybrid.

Yes. 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol engine (180 hp) and 66.9 kW electric traction motor with permanent magnets. 13.8 kWh battery. Total power of 265 hp.

Electric.

No.

Price and launch.

From 25,977 euros. Now available, except for its PHEV version.

Electrification enters fully

The Kia Sportage is one of the most successful best-selling SUVs in Spain and it is not uncommon to see it sneak into the top 10 best-selling models. This fifth generation has the challenge of regaining a large part of the firm’s sales and, to do so, it uses a wide range of engines and a lot of technological equipment.

In the first place, its engines start from the versions with the C badge. These are a 116 hp 1.6 CRDi diesel block with a six-speed manual gearbox. It is accompanied by a 150 hp 1.6 T-GDi gasoline with the same transmission.

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Above, already with eco label, there are 48 Volt mild hybrid versions with the same motors. In the case of the diesel, it raises its power to 136 hp, a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic transmission and can be chosen with front or all-wheel drive. In gasoline, the mild-hybrid versions are 150 hp (manual or automatic and front-wheel drive) or 180 hp, with automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.

The most efficient options come from the hand of the electric hybrid (ECO label), with a 180 hp 1.6 T-GDi petrol engine and a 44.2 kW electric motor that increase power to a total of 230 hp. The transmission is automatic with six relations and the traction can be front or total. Finally, the plug-in hybrid (Zero emissions badge) maintains the same configuration for the gasoline engine, but the electric one increases its power to 66.9 kW and has a 13.8 kWh battery. In total, it delivers 265 hp and its transmission is automatic with six relationships and all-wheel drive.

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Extensive technological endowment

The other great attraction of the Kia Sportage comes in its interior and its equipment. Now the cabin has two 12.3-inch screens located in the same frame and that offer the driver information from the instrument panel and everything related to the infotainment system, the latter being touch and TFT technology. The system has its own maps and software updates but is also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Voice commands can be used and the calendar of the mobile phone can be integrated.

To charge the smartphone, a 15W wireless charger and USB ports are available throughout the cabin. Added the ability to use the Kia Connect app to find the car after parking or confirm the full lock of the car.

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As for its equipment, the Kia Sportage arrives with adaptive cruise control, emergency braking with turning function at intersections (improves detection of vehicles approaching from the left), blind spot sensors and rear camera and environment monitoring. In addition, safety is increased with LED lights as standard, which can be Matrix LED as an option.

The new Kia Sportage receives a major facelift with its new generation. This time, the SUV electrifies most of its…

The new Kia Sportage receives a major facelift with its new generation. This time, the SUV electrifies most of its…

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