Kia Sportage 2023 - Interior and Exterior | Check Cars

  • 2 years ago
2.5-liter I-4 is more powerful and targeted to be more fuel efficient than outgoing engine
Paired with new 8-speed automatic transmission
Targeted 187 horsepower
FWD or available AWD (AWD-equipped models gain 1.5 inches in ground clearance over outgoing Sportage)

The available Active AWD system uses electro-hydraulic coupling with center-locking differential to actively distribute power between front and rear wheels depending on road and driving conditions.

Sportage All-Wheel Drive X-Line and X-Pro
In developing a reputation for building rugged and capable SUVs, Sportage is available in the X-Line and all-new Sportage X-Pro trims. Both come standard with AWD and a unique tread-like stitching pattern on unique and easy to clean SynTex synthetic leather seats.


For the Sportage Plug-in Hybrid, the compact turbo engine is part of an advanced powertrain package that also features a 66.9kW permanent magnet traction electric motor and a 13.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. This powertrain combination delivers a total system power output of 265PS, with 180PS originating from the T-GDI engine.

For the Sportage Hybrid model, the acclaimed 1.6 T-GDI engine combines with a 44.2kW permanent magnet traction electric motor and a 1.49kWh lithium-ion polymer battery to deliver an efficient and responsive powertrain. Total system power is 230PS.

The Kia Sportage also features a gasoline MHEV that benefits from the 1.6 T-GDI engine, with the hybridization technology working to reduce emissions and enhance frugality. Two power options of the Sportage Gasoline MHEV are available - 150PS and 180PS.

Also included in the launch line-up of the new European Sportage is a highly efficient 1.6-litre clean diesel engine that is available with 115PS or 136PS power outputs. The 136PS clean diesel model is the second MHEV powertrain available in the Sportage, with the hybridisation technology further reducing emissions and enhancing efficiency of the SUV. The diesel engine also features the latest SCR active emissions control technologies that further cuts pollutants such as NOx and particulate matter.

The new Sportage is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (7DCT). A six-speed manual transmission (MT) is also available, while a 6-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT) is exclusive to the MHEV models. Both the Sportage Hybrid and Sportage Plug-in Hybrid models are equipped with the latest-generation six-speed automatic transmission (6AT). To meet all customer requirements, new Sportage is available in either all-wheel drive (AWD) or front-wheel drive (FWD) spec. The Sportage Plug-in Hybrid benefits from AWD technology.