Kia announced in a statement pricing for the 2023 Sportage Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), the first plug-in variant, starting at $38,490. The Sportage PHEV completes the electrified Sportage lineup and follows in the footsteps of the recently launched EV6 and the Sorento HEV and PHEV.
|Sportage PHEV X-Line AWD||$38,490|
|Sportage PHEV X-Line Prestige AWD||$42,990|
The 2023 Sportage PHEV is the third model in an ongoing cadence of eco-minded offerings guided by ‘Plan S,’ the global Kia product electrification strategy. Powered by a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 1.6L turbocharged engine, Sportage PHEV delivers 261 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, with all-electric range (AER) of 34 miles and 84 MPGe (targeted). Charging is accomplished courtesy of a 7.2 kW high-efficiency on-board charger, with a power density of 1.53 kW/ℓ. When connected to a Level-2 charger, the Sportage PHEV will take approximately two hours to fully replenish its battery.
The “Opposites United” design language employed on Sportage brings a blend of modern styling and sporty visual elements to the Sportage PHEV, while its interior provides a 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. X-Line styling cues blend sporty and rugged exterior features, including unique front and rear bumpers with a satin chrome surround; side mirrors, roof rack, and window surrounds finished in gloss black; and 19-inch, gloss-black alloy wheels.
The Sportage PHEV is on sale in all 50 states as of July 2022.