2023 Kia Sportage Preview
Soon, the redesigned 2023 Kia Sportage will debut, adding yet another compelling choice in the crowded compact crossover SUV segment. And by the looks of things, it will be a technologically advanced vehicle – especially in comparison to the outgoing 2022 Sportage.
Kia has released a handful of images of the new SUV, which it plans to fully reveal in South Korea in July 2021. The automaker says the new 2023 Sportage is “carefully crafted to establish new benchmarks in its segment.” Kia points to design, technology, and dynamic yet efficient powertrains as examples of how the redesigned Sportage will excel. An off-road-themed 2023 Sportage X-Line model is also part of the plan, adding unique styling and design details, inside and out.
Based on the SUV’s new dashboard, technology will take center stage in the 2023 Sportage. Residing under a curved piece of glass, digital instrumentation and a wide touchscreen infotainment system will be available for the new Sportage. Kia also says the Sportage’s interior will offer the SUV’s driver and passengers a “serene space.” The center console houses a round transmission dial and controls for the driving and terrain modes. Heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel, will be available.
Expect the new 2023 Sportage to share plenty with its corporate cousin, the redesigned 2022 Hyundai Tucson. This likely includes shared infotainment and Kia Drive Wise advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), plus a variety of powertrains to include both performance and hybrid/plug-in hybrid offerings. Front-wheel and all-wheel drive will put the power to the pavement.
When the 2023 Sportage goes on sale in early 2022, prices will likely span from around $25,000 to about $40,000, depending on the trim level, powertrain, and equipment.
Kia and the author’s speculation are the sources of information for this article. It was accurate on June 8, 2021, but it may have changed since that date.