Kia Sportage Hybrid makes its debut.

Kia Sportage Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Is now available to buy. The Sportage is a  popular mid-sized SUV in the segment. Having a hybrid engine available makes a lot of sense.

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid GT Line profile

Hybrids are more popular than EVs. They get excellent fuel economy with zero range anxiety.

The Sportage Hybrid comes with the same 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol-electric hybrid system as the larger Sorento Hybrid, which mates a four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor and a 1.49kWh lithium-ion polymer battery.

The combined petrol + electric output is 169kW and 350Nm.

A 6-speed automatic transmission transfers this power to the front wheels. This ensures a smooth transition between gear changes.

2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid GT Line engine

Combined ADR Fuel Consumption is a claimed 4.9L/100km.

Unfortunately the Hybrid is only available in front wheel drive only in two trims, the SX and GT-Line.

Kia expects about 20% of total Sportage sales to come from the Hybrid versions.

Pricing is around $45,950 for the SX version and $55,420 for the GT-Line version, plus the usual costs.

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2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid GT Line interior front

Readers can find more details about the Sportage Hybrid HERE


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