KIA Europe has revealed their new dedicated European Sportage, which has been carefully crafted to establish new benchmarks across the SUV segment in Europe.

It combines a sleek yet muscular and modern exterior design with a cutting-edge premium interior featuring a swooping integrated curved display that houses the very latest advancements in connectivity tech.

State-of-the-art hybrid powertrains further enhance the European Sportage’s capabilities, serving to dramatically reduce emissions and enhance fuel economy. An advanced plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model represents another first for the European Sportage, realising emissions-free electric-only driving that can cover most daily trips from the home to work or for daily shopping needs.

The very latest internal combustion clean petrol and diesel engines are also available in various efficiency and power versions, ensuring that the Sportage covers the breadth of the European market.

The new Sportage also leads the way in safety featuring both passive and active high-tech systems – including Kia’s world-renowned comprehensive suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

The interior of the new Sportage plays with boldness in character, softness in qualities and innovation in technology, creating a driver-orientated space that is truly state-of-the-art. The cabin has been carefully crafted to fuse breakthrough tech with luxury features, premium materials and modern style.

Throughout the cabin, the highest quality materials that are sumptuous to touch have been used, while dynamic colour options add vibrancy and energy.

The new European Sportage is also available in an even more sporty and dynamic design guise that further accentuates the SUV’s energetic nature. The GT-Line model uses its cool crossover SUV form to full effect, with standout body colours that are vivid and spirited. The interior plays off strong contrasts between black and white, giving the GT-Line a lively and sporty environment.

The new Sportage will be launched with a comprehensive range of powerful, responsive and efficient powertrains, including state-of-the-art hybrid electric technologies as well as the very latest-generation clean gasoline and diesel IC engines.

The PHEV Sportage features Kia’s award-winning 1.6-litre T-GDI engine, a 66.9kW permanent magnet traction electric motor and a 13.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. The powertrain combination delivers a total system power output of 265PS, with 180PS originating from the internal combustion engine.

The HEV Sportage model also benefits from Kia’s acclaimed 1.6 T-GDI 180PS engine. It features a 44.2kW permanent magnet traction electric motor and a 1.49kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. Total system power of the HEV Sportage is 230PS.

The new 1.6 T-GDI engine is also available in the new Sportage line-up with a mild hybrid (MHEV) system that has been developed to reduce emissions and optimise frugality. It combines enhanced efficiency with sporty performance, generating 150PS or 180PS power output.

The all-new European Sportage – including the pioneering PHEV model – will make its debut at the first IAA Mobility Show taking place in Munich this week.