The all-new Kia Sportage 2022 comes with a slew of improvements, including new features, optional safety technologies, and improved performance. Kia also confirmed how much it will cost in the United Kingdom.
The base price of the redesigned Kia Sportage is £26,745 for the entry-level, two wheel drive ‘2’ model with a 1.6 litre petrol engine and 148bhp.
The G-Class boasts a lot of technology, starting with Android Auto and Apple Carplay support, cruise control, parking sensors, a reversing camera, automatic headlights and wipers, and an 8-inch centrally located touchscreen.
As you advance up the models, more technology is incorporated and additional styling features are added, but what we’re most concerned about is the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version, which will be available in Q1 2022 – following on from the petrol, diesel and hybrid Sportages.
It’s unfortunate that the PHEV Sportage has a delay, but customers will have to be willing to pay more than its gas-guzzling counterpart.
The Kia Sportage PHEV is available in three trim levels: 1.6 T-GDI ‘GT-Line,’ which starts at £38,395 and provides a slew of standard features and benefits; 2.0 GDI ‘GT Line’ for £4,500 (adds rear parking sensors); and 3.3L V6 ‘Sensae’, which retails for £46,130 (Delivers all-wheel drive).
The PHEV Sportage comes in four model variants, and they all include all-wheel drive, 261bhp, and a 6-speed automatic gearbox with the top-of-the-line ‘GT-Line S’ starting at £43,795.
The Toyota Hybrid SUV will be available with a choice of three engines and two transmissions. The PHEV Camry is the first hybrid to receive Toyota’s new-generation hybrid powertrain, which incorporates artificial intelligence technologies for improved fuel economy and safety. We’re curious to see if we’ll get a similar number as the smaller Niro, or an increase in range.
The Kia Sportage (not including the PHEV) will go on sale in early December. Deliveries will begin during the first quarter of 2022.
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