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The Kia Sportage PHEV will sport a peak output of 261bhp, and can travel up to 69km on electric power alone, thanks to a 13.8kWh battery pack.

17 Mar 2022 | International News : U.K.

Kia U.K. has revealed new details of the Sportage Plug-in Hybrid.

The crossover will deliver a claimed fuel economy of 89.2km/L, and offer a local emissions-free driving range of up to 69km based on the WLTP combined cycle.

The Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid can charge its 13.8kWh battery pack at up to 7.2kW, taking only one hour and 45 minutes to fully charge
Facilitating this performance is a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine that works in tandem with a 66.9kW permanent magnet traction electric motor and a 13.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack.

This battery pack is placed between the two axles of the Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid for a balanced weight distribution and minimal impact on interior space. This contributes to the generous 540-litre boot of the Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid, which can be expanded to 1,715 litres, with the 40:20:40 split rear seats all folded in place.

Total system output from the drivetrain stands at 261bhp, while peak torque is 350Nm, allowing the Sportage to race from zero to 100km/h in just 7.9 seconds. Power is put to the road via a six-speed automatic.

The Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid also gets an efficient on-board charging system is rated at 7.2kW, making it the fastest-charging Kia plug-in hybrid to date. Battery charging time at this speed is a claimed one hour and 45 minutes.

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