As part of the 2021 IAA Mobility motor show in Munich, Kia will unveil the first PHEV version of the popular Sportage.
More commonly known as the Munich motor show, the petrol-electric Kia will take centre stage when doors open to the public on 7 September.
The new Sportage PHEV joins Kia’s growing hybrid range, including plug-in versions of the Niro, Xceed and Sorento.
Announced earlier this year, the fifth-generation Kia Sportage has gained a bold new look. Kia has tailored the Sportage for different markets, creating two different wheelbases.
This will mean that, for the first time in the 28-year history of the Sportage, European buyers will get their own dedicated Sportage.
Underneath the Sportage PHEV will be a version of the hybrid system found in the related Hyundai Tucson SUV. This will mean a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, connected to a 66.9 kW electric motor.
Powering the electric motor will be a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack.
Along with a dramatic new exterior design, the Sportage PHEV will boast a state-of-the-art interior. A giant curved display is used for the instrument gauges and infotainment, featuring a small touchpad controller below.
Kia also promised that the new Sportage will boast high-quality materials and finishes throughout the cabin.
The Sportage PHEV will become the third plug-in hybrid in the Kia range, taking position between the XCeed and Sorento models.
Full details and pricing for the new Sportage PHEV will be announced at the IAA Mobility show.