Al Monaco Salon 2021 the new Kia Sportage presents itself to the public. Available in mild, plug-in and full hybrid versions, with petrol and diesel fuel, it will arrive in dealerships by the end of 2021.
There are many innovations from a technological point of view and we will tell you about them with live images of the sports set-up GT-Line.
Bigger and more technological
The top-of-the-range version is aesthetically characterized by the large front grille with a honeycomb pattern, nicknamed by the Korean manufacturer “Digital Tiger Face”, and by mirrors and moldings in black tones.
Compared to the older generation model, the new Sportage is 3 cm longer. In fact, the Korean SUV now reaches 4.52 meters and has a more taut and dynamic body design.
Inside, the passenger compartment is distinguished by the presence of two 12.3 ”curved displays, dedicated to the instrument panel and the infotainment system, as well as a higher perceived quality in terms of upholstery and finishes.
New driving assistance systems
Among the innovations introduced with this new generation there is also the automatic traction adjustment system Terrain Mode, ideal for tackling road surfaces such as snow, mud and sand thanks to selectable driving modes. There is also electronically controlled suspension and an intelligent 4×4 system that can distribute torque between the vehicle’s two axles according to specific driving needs.
There are many driver assistance systems. In addition toHighway Driving Assist, for maintaining the speed and trajectory of the car on the motorway, there is also the Blind Spot View Monitor, able to show the blind spot view of the mirror directly in the instrument cluster.
Hybrid engine range
The engine range of the new Sportage, as anticipated, is extensive. It starts with the most powerful 265 HP plug-in hybrid, developed from the combination of the 180 HP 1.6 T-GDI petrol engine with a 66.9 kW electric motor powered by a 13.8 kWh battery.
It is the same thermal engine that equips the 230 HP full hybrid version, powered by a battery with a capacity of 1.49 kWh. The range is completed by mild hybrid petrol and diesel engines with powers of 150 and 180 hp and 136 hp respectively. 7-speed DCT automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission are available.
At the moment Kia has not yet specified the official prices of the new Sportage. The SUV of the Korean brand, after its debut at the 2021 Munich Motor Show, will hit the market by the end of the year.