Kia has unveiled an electrified version of the brand’s longest running nameplate at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS).  The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid (HEV) is the third model in an ongoing cadence of eco-minded offerings guided by Kia’s global EV strategy, ‘Plan S’. The Sportage Hybrid is offered in three trim levels: LX, EX, and SX-Prestige.

Arriving early next year, interior of the Sportage highlights a new concept for Kia, transforming with features:

  • Available dual panoramic curved display seamlessly connects two screens for nearly 25-inches of viewing (12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch infotainment screen)
  • Asymmetrical console puts controls and buttons at driver’s hand with ease
  • Innovative coat hanger molded behind front headrests with integrated hook for organizing charging cables

The Sportage Hybrid is packed with standard and available infotainment to keep drivers connected and informed of what’s going on around them:

  • Standard Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on all trims  
  • Intuitive new touchpad with climate and audio controls sits beneath the infotainment screen
  • Available 360-degree Surround-View Monitor with 3D view (first time on Sportage) provides a bird’s-eye view of vehicle surroundings
  • Available Harman-Kardon premium audio system
  • Multi-connection Bluetooth simultaneously links two smartphones (EX and SX-Prestige trims)
  • Personalized profile to remember seat position, outside mirror location (SX-Prestige only); infotainment preferences, phone connection pairings (EX only)
  • Available wireless charging pad built inside the upper tray
  • Available Kia Connect services (first Kia application) provide advanced embedded connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi Hotspot connects up to five devices to 4G LTE-based internet
    • Includes over the air map updates for eligible vehicles
    • Refreshed Kia Access App with newly added compatibility through Apple- and Android-based smartwatches to access features like remote climate control, door lock/unlock and more
    • Peace of mind with the recently introduced stolen vehicle tracking and immobilization capability
    • Connected Routing: Cloud-based system calculates the optimal route using real-time maps and predicted traffic info based on historical information and AI to learn the preferred routes of users
    • Smart Speaker Integration lets customers use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant enabled smart speakers or devices to remotely control some functions (such as remote start)