43 miles of EV range and 8 percent BIK for the new Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid

Kia UK has revealed full details of the new Sportage Plug-in Hybrid, including a lower BIK tax band thanks to low emissions. from CO2 and extended electrical autonomy. This uncompromising electrified SUV combines extensive electric specialty mobility and outstanding fuel economy with unmatched practicality and comfort.

Built on a new, state-of-the-art architecture that includes innovative powertrain electrification and technology, the new Sportage Plug-in Hybrid offers a dynamic and eco-friendly SUV package. It combines power and performance with an incredible combined fuel economy of 252 mpg and an emissions-free driving range** of up to 43 miles (WLTP)*, increasing to 48 miles in the WLTP City Cycle, enough to cover most commutes to the office and shopping needs. . On the open road, its electric power consumption is an impressive 3.68 miles/kWh (169 Wh/km).

The Sportage Plug-in Hybrid has been designed from the ground up to deliver impressive yet accessible performance at the highest efficiency. To make this happen, Kia’s latest SUV features a high-performance 1.6-liter T-GDi engine that works in conjunction with a 66.9kW permanent magnet traction electric motor and a 13.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. . The high-voltage battery is located halfway between the two axles under the SUV body, ensuring a balanced weight distribution and a practical, comfortable and versatile interior space.

Together, these powertrain combinations produce a total of 265bhp and 350Nm of torque, a 0-60mph time of just 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 119mph. The smooth six-speed automatic transmission and fast gearshift ensure the driver can move quickly and easily in all conditions.

The plug-in hybrid four-cylinder petrol engine has several features designed to ensure optimal fuel efficiency in all operating conditions. This includes a new and optimized combustion process, cooling technology and key friction reduction measures, including an advanced integrated thermal management system and the use of low friction ball bearings. As a result, the new Sportage Plug-in Hybrid emits only 25 g/km CO 2 in a weighted combined cycle.

As well as collecting VED £0 tax in the first year after registration, CO combination . The low one 2 and the extended power coverage means the in-kind benefit tax (BIK) rate of 7 percent for the current fiscal year 2021/22, rising to 8 percent for the next three fiscal years through 2024/25. As a result, the new model has lower operating costs than nearly all of its competitors, despite its premium interior, robust performance and abundant standard equipment levels.

The Sportage Plug-in Hybrid also includes the latest high-efficiency and high-performance Hybrid Starting Generator (HSG) module and Kia’s Hybrid Power Control Unit (HPCU). Combined, they increase efficiency, performance and reduce NVH levels while driving. The efficient On-Board Charger (OBC) system is rated at 7.2kW, making it the fastest-charging Kia PHEV to date. The battery can complete a full charge in just 1 hour 45 minutes.

Attention to detail has resulted in a package that offers impressive legroom, headroom and luggage capacity. Second-row passengers benefit from 955mm of legroom and 998mm of headroom, while luggage capacity is a comfortable 540 liters (VDA) with the rear seats seated in place. To maximize comfort, users have the option of folding the rear seats in 40:20:40 divisions, an action that translates to 1,715 liters of cargo space.

The Sportage Plug-in Hybrid features the same sleek and muscular exterior design as the other fifth-generation Sportage models. Mounted on stylish 19-inch alloy wheels, the Sportage Plug-in Hybrid is available in ‘GT-Line’, ‘3’, ‘4’ and ‘GT-Line S’ classes starting at £38,395 OTR.

The first UK customer deliveries of the new Sportage Plug-in Hybrid begin in April 2022.

CO2 (g/km) *

Economy (mpg)*

EV Range (miles)

BIK%

(2022/23)

OTH

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 T-GDI 261bhp automatic from 6 speed PHEV AWD

25

252

43

8

£38,395

‘3’ 1.6 T-GDI 261bhp automatic from 6 speed PHEV AWD

25

252

43

8

£39,595

‘4’ 1.6 T-GDI 261bhp automatic from 6 speed PHEV AWD

25

252

43

8

£41,795

‘GT-Line S’ 1.6 T-GDI 261bhp Automatic with 6 speed PHEV AWD

25

252

43

8

£43,795

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