Kia 2023 Model Updates

August 17th, 2022 by

We love getting new or updated Kia models in stock. The Kia Soul and K5 are both here and we are still waiting for our first allotment of the all-new 2023 Sportage PHEV. Follow us on Facebook and be the first to know when it arrives.

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2023 Sportage Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

Today, Kia announced pricing for the all-new 2023 Sportage Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), the first plug-in variant of the brand’s longest-running nameplate, starting at $38,490. The Sportage PHEV completes the electrified Sportage lineup and follows in the footsteps of the recently launched EV6 and the Sorento HEV and PHEV.

The 2023 Sportage PHEV is the third model guided by ‘Plan S,’ the global Kia product electrification strategy. Powered by a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 1.6L turbocharged engine, Sportage PHEV delivers 261 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, with an all-electric range (AER) of 34 miles and 84 MPGe (targeted). Charging is accomplished courtesy of a 7.2 kW high-efficiency onboard charger, with the best possible power density at 1.53 kW/ℓ. When connected to a Level-2 charger, the Sportage PHEV will take approximately two hours to fully replenish its battery. The Sportage PHEV is one of the largest SUVs in its class, providing fun-to-drive appeal, efficiency as well as the versatility of best-in-class rear legroom and rear cargo capacity.

The “Opposites United” design language employed on Sportage brings a bold blend of modern styling and sporty visual elements to the Sportage PHEV, while its interior provides the latest in technology, including an expansive list of ADAS features and dual panoramic display screens (12.3-inch instrument panel display and 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen display) for nearly 25 inches of viewing. X-Line styling cues blend sporty and rugged exterior features, including unique front and rear bumpers with a satin chrome surround; side mirrors, roof rack and window surrounds finished in gloss black; and 19-inch, gloss-black alloy wheels.

2023 Kia K5

The boldly styled 2023 K5 sport sedan enters its third model year with minor enhancements.

New for 2023, the GT-Line is now available with a Panoramic Roof Package. The large glass panel lets the sunlight in. The package also includes LED interior lighting along with gloss black exterior trim along the B-pillars, windshield, and shark-fin antenna, creating a sporty, unified appearance. A heated steering wheel is now standard on the GT-Line AWD. Acoustic glass on the front door windows is standard on EX, both the GT-Line FWD and AWD, along with GT.

The K5 is available in four well-equipped trim levels: LXS, EX, GT-Line, and the sporty GT. The LX trim has been discontinued for 2023. While AWD is no longer offered with the LXS, the GT-Line continues to be available with FWD and AWD configurations.

 2023 Kia Soul

The 2023 Soul features a bold, new exterior design and confidence-inspiring technology, a simplified lineup, and smile-inducing colors. The refreshed front fascia features a new grill adorned with available LED headlights and redesigned fog lights. New Daytime Running Lamps and turn signals round out the front-end redesign. Now available 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels and a redesigned rear fascia and taillights complete the exterior enhancements. A multitude of solid and two-tone exterior paint schemes remain and are complemented by new two-tone paint programs: Clear White with Fusion Black roof and Surf Blue with a Fusion Black roof. Inside, well-placed switchgear falls readily to hand while the 10.25-inch (standard on all but LX trim) touchscreen with navigation is a welcome addition to the tech-forward cabin.

Enhanced ADAS and convenience technology includes six standard collision avoidance and safety assist features including Auto Emergency Braking Tech and Lane Following Assist. The LX Technology Package also includes Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance and Rear-Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance.

Simplifying the lineup for 2023, the Soul is offered in LX, S, EX, GT-Line, and GT-Line Tech trim lines, each featuring a long list of standard and available equipment. The X-Line and Turbo have been discontinued, although many of the features are found in the new variants. For 2023, Soul is powered by a single powertrain. The efficient 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder produces 147 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and lays down 132 lb.-ft- of torque at 4,500 rpm through the front wheels. Kia’s Intelligent Variable Transmission is standard across all variants.