Kia releases new Sportage PHEV SUV
Kia has presented a version of its SUV model Sportage specially designed for Europe, which is also offered as a plug-in hybrid for the first time. The PHEV drive is known from other Kia models, but the design concept of the Sportage is new.
Kia could be planning a fully electric Sportage
Kia is rumoured to be planning to offer the new generation of its compact SUV Sportage not only as all different kinds of hybrid but also as a purely electric version. What casts some doubt over the rumour are earlier statements by a senior Kia manager.
Kia to push first mild-hybrid system this year
Korea’s Kia will introduce their first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The first model to utilise the compact system will be the Kia Sportage before the mild-hybrid will help along the Ceed as well from 2019.