The new Kia Sportage on sale in Ireland now
The new Kia Sportage on sale in Ireland now

The new Kia Sportage has arrived in Ireland, and goes on sale priced from €38,000.

The Sportage is a key model for Kia Ireland and the brand’s bestselling model here for over 10 years.

The latest generation of the popular SUV will be available in Ireland with a choice of four powertrains at launch, including diesel, diesel mild hybrid, petrol mild hybrid and a petrol hybrid. A new Sportage plug-in hybrid will join later.

Trim levels include K3, K4 and a top of the range GT Line. The Kia Ireland initial product offer features a choice of four powertrains and four trim levels.

2022 Kia Sportage price and equipment

The new Kia Sportage K3 starts at €38,000 and is available with a 1.6-litre MHEV petrol engine with 150PS or with a 1.6-litre diesel with 115PS. Equipment includes 18” alloys, LED headlamps, dual-zone climate control, reversing camera with dynamic guidelines, cruise control with speed limiter, lane keep assist, lane follow assist and forward collision avoidance. There are also heated front and rear seats, power adjustable front seats and 12.3” infotainment screen with Kia Connect (UVO connectivity). The Sportage K3 petrol hybrid (230PS) is available from €42,000 and also features smart cruise control and highway driving assistance .

The K4 trim level is available with the 1.6-litre diesel engine (€40,500) and the 1.6-litre petrol hybrid (€44,500). Features include a matt chrome coated front bumper, door garnish and silver painted rear skid plates. Inside there is beige leather upholstery, driver memory seats, ventilated front seats, curved 12.3” inch driver cluster display, and a wireless phone charger. The K4 hybrid adds blind spot collision avoidance.

The top of the range Kia Sportage GT-line comes with the 1.6-litre diesel mild hybrid with 136 hp. Features include 19”alloys, special GT-line sports upholstery, GT-line exterior styling ,sports pedals and a powered tailgate.

The interior of the new Kia Sportage
The interior of the new Kia Sportage

What’s new for the Kia Sportage?

The new Kia Sportage has been designed for Europe. It has a new design and was developed on a new ‘N3’ architecture. The latest version has more boot space, headroom and legroom compared to the outgoing Sportage.

The fifth-generation Sportage also debuts a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), hybrid (HEV) and a mild-hybrid (MHEV) petrol powertrain.

The latest Kia petrol and diesel engines are also available, ensuring that the new Sportage can meet all customer needs and requirements. The diesel engine can also be paired with the MHEV tech, to further reduce emissions and improve overall fuel economy.

A new-generation Electronic Control Suspension (ECS) is said to provide optimum comfort and superior safety levels at all times thanks to its continuous damping control.

The technology reacts quickly to the Sportage’s body movements and steering inputs, making rapid damper adjustments to counteract heave, pitch and body roll through corners. It also adapts the damping force of the suspension to comfortably accommodate obstacles and reduce wheel impact from aftershocks.

The new Sportage on sale from €38,000
The new Sportage on sale from €38,000

Anything else?

The packaging of the HEV and PHEV models has been carefully arranged to minimise impact on passenger and boot space. Luggage capacity is up to 591 litres depending on model.

For the Sportage Plug-in Hybrid arriving in Ireland later in 2022, the compact 1.6 turbo petrol engine is part of an advanced powertrain package that also features a 66.9 kW permanent magnet traction electric motor and a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. It will be the most powerful of the range with 265PS.

Gearboxes include a 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual clutch automatic. Both the Sportage Hybrid and Sportage Plug-in Hybrid models are equipped with the latest-generation six-speed automatic transmission.