Kia’s First-Ever Sportage Plug-In Hybrid Set to Arrive at Dealerships this Fall

(Toronto, ON) July 19th, 2022 – Earlier this year, Kia Canada announced the complete redesign of one of the brand’s most popular models, the 2023 Sportage. This fifth-generation model is sportier, more dynamic, more connected and more innovative than ever before. From bold lines on the exterior, to the sleek and high-tech interior and the absolute latest in safety and convenience features, the Sportage will undoubtedly continue to be a class-leading SUV that Canadians will be proud to own. The fully gasoline-powered model landed in Canada in the Spring, followed by the first-ever Sportage Hybrid option in early Summer and the first-ever Sportage Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) is expected to arrive this fall. Supporting the company’s Plan S strategy, this brand new model adds another electrified option to Kia’s SUV lineup following the introduction of the Sorento PHEV in 2021.

“Offering a plug-in hybrid option in one of our brand’s most popular models is a true turning point for our electrified future,” says Elias El-Achhab, Chief Operating Officer at Kia Canada. “The Sportage PHEV is uncompromising in providing Canadians leading design, safety, convenience and remarkable fuel-savings.”

The most powerful Sportage in the lineup, the PHEV features a 1.6L turbo plug-in hybrid engine, with 6-speed automatic transmission and standard shift-by-wire, producing a combined output of 261 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft of torque. The vehicle hosts a 66.9 kW permanent magnetic electric motor and 13.8kWh lithium-ion battery, providing up to 55 kilometers of all-electric range and remarkable fuel economy of 6.7L/100km combined (2.8Le/100km).

The 2023 Sportage PHEV will be available in two trim options, with a starting MSRP of $44,995:

  • EX Premium AWD $44,995 MSRP
  • SX AWD $48,395 MSRP

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