Kia Europe premiered as many as two electric cars at the 2021 International Motor Show in Germany which further strengthens its position in sustainable, emission-free mobility the new 2022 Kia Sportage Hybrid SUV.
The main role along with the global premiere was played by the completely new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Sportage, which redefines the SUV as a very economical, dynamic, and practical vehicle for every day, and at the same time as a vehicle capable of driving off-road. Another novelty at the IAA Mobility showroom is the Kia EV6 2022, The United States premiere of the plug-in hybrid SUV of the new 2022 Kia Sportage is still unknown at this moment.
2022 Kia Sportage as a plug-in hybrid
The new PHEV Sportage, developed on an advanced new platform that incorporates groundbreaking innovations and powertrain electrification technologies, delivers an uncompromising, more environmentally friendly, and dynamic SUV package. It combines power and performance with the emission-free power driving capacity that can cover most everyday trips from home to work or transportation for everyday needs.
The Koren car Kia Sportage 2022 is powered by a 1.6-liter T-GDI engine, a 66.9 kW permanent magnet electric motor, and a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. The powertrain combination offers a total of 265 hp, with 180 hp from the internal combustion engine. Also new are Kia’s latest highly efficient hybrid starter generator (HSG) and hybrid control unit (HPCU). HSG helps improve efficiency and reduce noise and vibration, thanks in part to a high-tech permanent magnet. HPCU achieves improved capabilities, better efficiency, and lower overall noise reduction, despite the smaller volume compared to the previous system.
The installation of the battery pack in the 2022 Kia Sportage PHEV has been carefully arranged to prevent intrusion into the passenger and luggage compartments. That is why the battery is placed in the middle between the two axles under the body of the SUV, which enables a balanced distribution of weight and brings a cabin that is practical, comfortable, and versatile.
The state-of-the-art battery pack has a high-tech battery management unit that constantly monitors the condition of the battery, including factors such as current, voltage, insulation, and fault diagnosis. The package also has an advanced cell control unit that measures and monitors cell voltage and temperature.
The 2022 Kia Sportage PHEV charges with a power of 7.2 kW, which gives it a high power density of 1.53 kW / ℓ and an efficiency of 95%. The PHEV Sportage is equipped with an advanced 6-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Kia Sportage has very comfortable and relaxing seats, two 12.3-inch curved screens, multifunction control switches, the largest space in the class, and impressive storage spaces that take care of all needs. The flat-bottomed E-GMP platform provides a very comfortable cabin interior that includes ample legroom in the first (1,078 mm) and second row of seats (990 mm). Add to that the practicality and functionality of a family-friendly trunk (520 liters, VDA). Remote unlocking and locking with automatic pull-out of the door handle from the body, various driving modes that improve driving and handling, and a head-up augmented reality screen and an ergonomic design provide an experience that always puts drivers first.
2022 Kia Sportage Release Date
Kia Sportage’s release date in the USA will be revealed in September 2021 and is expected to go on sale before 2022.
2022 Kia Sportage Price
Kia Sportage 2022 price should start at around $29,990 MSRP in the United States.