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News New 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV plug-in hybrid unveiled

New 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV plug-in hybrid unveiled

  • New 2023 Kia Sportage plug-in hybrid will offer 51 kilometres of range (32 miles)

  • All-new Sportage PHEV coming later this year

  • New-generation 2023 Kia Sportage will offer gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains


Kia unveiled yesterday the all-new 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV, the plug-in hybrid version of the next generation of its Sportage compact SUV. Both the new Sportage and the plug-in hybrid version will hit the market this year.

The 2023 Kia Sportage will also have a hybrid version which was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Kia will offer three versions of its new compact SUV, which gets a completely redesigned interior, a completely revised exterior, new technologies and more interior space. The redesigned Sportage increases its wheelbase and overall length leading to improved rear seat space and cargo volume.

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

Kia showcased a new 12.3-inch multimedia screen, a digital instrument cluster while also promising the best rear-seat legroom in the segment.

As for the plug-in hybrid version, it shares its powertrain with the also new Kia Sorento PHEV. The 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV combines a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 66.9-kWh electric motor and a 13.8-kWh battery. According to Kia, the range of the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV will reach 51 kilometers, or 32 miles.

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

All-wheel drive will be standard and total power reaches 261 horsepower. The hybrid-powered Kia Sportage, meanwhile, will have 221 horsepower while the redesigned gasoline-powered Sportage is expected to offer 187 horsepower.

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

The 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV will be eligible for a $4,000 rebate from the Quebec government and $2,500 from the Government of Canada. Its sub-15.0 kWh battery won’t qualify for the full $8,000 rebate, but true to form Kia is expected to offer a lower base price than the competition for its new Kia Sportage PHEV.

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

The next-generation Sportage will arrive in dealerships before summer in gasoline-powered form. Hybrid models should follow before the end of the year.

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

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