50 km electric range for the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV

50 km electric range for the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV


It was written in the sky that Kia he was going to land with a release plugging combination (PHEV) of Sportage 2023 which would feature the same technical characteristics as its mechanical cousin, the Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid. Here it is, and it is.

Kia has yet to release horsepower and torque data Sportage PHEV, but it confirms that it is indeed the same engine as the Tucson PHEV consisting of a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder and a 66.9-kilowatt electric motor (equivalent to 86 horsepower) powered by a 13.8-kilowatt-hour battery. An engine that develops a total combined power of 261 horsepower in the Tucson.

For electrical freedom, unsurprisingly, it is the same as that of its cousin. So Kia claims that the Sportage PHEV can travel up to 52 km; however, these data must be verified by Natural Resources Canada. In addition, Kia promises an average fuel consumption of 6.7 liters per 100 kilometers when the Sportage PHEV operates in hybrid mode.

2023 Kia Sportage

If all goes as planned for Kia, the 2023 Sportage PHEV will be available at dealerships nationwide by the end of this summer. No pricing has been confirmed yet, but it’s clear that this model will qualify for a $4,000 provincial rebate and a $2,500 federal rebate for plug-in hybrid vehicles with a battery capacity of less than 15 kilowatt hours. RPM will test this model a few weeks before it is launched on the market to let you know its performance.

2023 Kia Sportage

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