KIA showed a hybrid performance of the updated Sportage crossoverOctober 1, 2018
According to official data, the new version of the compact crossover KIA Sportage will be presented at the upcoming Paris auto show, which in turn will begin its work in a couple of days. In addition to the usual performance of new items, under the hood of which is ICE, the South Korean brand will show a hybrid version of the car.
Let us remind our readers that in the spring of 2018, representatives of the South Korean automaker announced their next novelty – a hybrid version of the KIA Sportage crossover. Well, that is the time when this car will finally be presented to the world.
The official presentation of the hybrid crossover will be held at the International Auto Show in Paris.
Along with the new performance of the already familiar compact crossover, the South Korean company will show an updated version of the model, which will be positioned as a car of the 2019 model year. The main differences in the appearance of the new KIA Sportage have become the revised design of the front and rear bumper, another false radiator grille, and slightly modified optics. The interior boasts a new steering wheel, and a new version of the infotainment system with a touch screen of 7 and 8 inches.
It is known that the car will be offered with a 1.6-liter diesel engine with a capacity of 113 and 134 hp. As a transmission, either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed robotized transmission with a 2nd clutch is offered. The car will be equipped with front or all-wheel drive.
The composition of the hybrid version of the South Korean novelty is the following – a 2.0-liter turbodiesel and a 48-volt 48-volt starter-generator. The capacity of the batteries is 0.46 kWh. The similar scheme of the power unit has received the name soft hybrid. The electric motor acts as an assistant to the ICE – helps it during acceleration, restarts the motor in Start / Stop cycles, and in the case when the car brakes, it provides all the electronics with electricity.
Already this fall, an updated version of the KIA Sportage crossover will appear on the Russian automotive market. The car will be delivered with the already familiar gasoline 2.0-liter engine with 150 hp, 2.0-liter diesel engine CRDi with 185 hp and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine producing 177 hp. as transmission, a 6-step manual / automatic, an 8-step automatic or a 7-speed robotized transmission will be offered.