Different models of hybrids are available, the car received enlarged screens, other suspension and steering settings. Kia has finally unveiled the all-new 2022 Kia Sportage crossover for the European region. The novelty is built on the same platform that is used in the South Korean and American versions, but it is shorter and has visual differences. In addition, the car has different suspension and steering settings.
The overall dimensions of the European version are 4515 x 1865 x 1645 mm with a wheelbase of 2680 mm, while the car previously announced in the United States and South Korea has dimensions of 4660 x 1865 x 1660 mm with a wheelbase of 2755 mm. But the developers claim that there is still enough space inside due to a competent layout.
Trunk volume has decreased by 46 liters, to 591 liters, with the rear seat fully folded, the volume of the luggage compartment increases to 1,780 liters. For maximum convenience, the rear seats can be folded in a 40:20:40 ratio. In Europe, for the first time, a black roof option will be available, and the GT-Line sports package will also be available to buyers.
There are several models of hybrids and diesel options available in the lineup. The Kia Sportage 2022 PHEV is powered by a 180 PS 1.6 T-GDI turbocharged direct injection petrol engine and a 66.9 kW electric drive motor. The power plant includes a battery with a capacity of 13.8 kWh. The combined power of the power plant is 265 hp. The classic Sportage HEV hybrid received the same engine and 44.2 kW traction motor, as well as a 1.49 kWh battery. The total power of the Sportage HEV power plant is 230 hp. The same engine is also featured in the mild hybrid (MHEV) powertrain. A 1.6-liter diesel with 115 or 136 hp will also be available. The transmission can be 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic.
Kia’s renowned Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), also known as DriveWise, helps the new Sportage avoid potential hazards while protecting passengers and other road users on every journey. As part of the DriveWise ADAS package, the new Sportage is equipped with Kia’s industry-leading collision avoidance system, which helps avoid collisions with oncoming vehicles when turning left at intersections.
Highway Driving Assistance (HDA) maintains a set distance and speed from the vehicle in front when driving on the highway and helps center the new Sportage in its lane. HDA can also adjust the vehicle’s speed according to the speed limit.
Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) helps you steer the new Sportage at a safe speed using real-time navigation data. The technology automatically reduces the speed when cornering. Returning to the “straight”, NSCC raises the speed to its original level.