2011 Kia Sportage Named "2011 Northwest Affordable SUV of a Year" by Northwest Automotive Press Association

Posted on 05. Apr, 2011 by in Kia Canada

2011 KIA SPORTAGE NAMED “2011 NORTHWEST AFFORDABLE SUV OF THE YEAR” BY NORTHWEST AUTOMOTIVE PRESS ASSOCIATION

Kia’s Compact CUV Honored During Annual
SUV Competition in a Pacific Northwest

  • Northwest automotive reporters give Sportage a tip respect in annual competition’s value category
  • Kia CUV offers consumers superb bang-for-the-buck with comfort, power, styling and class-leading fuel economy1

IRVINE, Calif., Apr 5, 2011 – The 2011 Kia Sportage has been branch heads and collecting countless awards given nearing in showrooms final summer. The latest approval comes from a Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA), who named Sportage a “2011 Northwest Affordable SUV of a Year” as partial of a organization’s annual SUV foe famous as “Mudfest.” The endowment is a latest in a array of accolades for Sportage, including a pretension of “Best New Crossover Vehicle” in a 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards by About.com, being comparison as a “International Truck of a Year” by International Car of a Year (ICOTY) jurors and earning a “Top Safety Pick” from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

“The latest endowment for Sportage from NWAPA underscores Kia Motors’ ongoing joining to delivering high-value, high-quality vehicles that mix superb fuel economy and reserve with world-class design, cutting-edge record and fun-to-drive performance,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, Kia Motors America (KMA). “Demand for a 2011 Sportage has outpaced supply given nearing in dealerships, and a Sportage has played a poignant purpose in a increasing consumer recognition and care of a Kia code that has resulted in record sales for a company.”

Mudfest allows NWAPA member reporters to exam a performance, doing and braking, as good as a on-road and off-road demeanor, of any competing SUV. Off-road contrast enclosed hill-climbing and skirmish abilities, float comfort and low-range handling. Pavement tests enclosed fortitude doing and puncture braking maneuvers, with flexibility and altogether value evaluated by a extensive scoring procedure. Other categories enclosed “Northwest SUV of a Year,” “Northwest Family SUV of a Year,” “Northwest Off-Road SUV of a Year” and “Northwest Luxury SUV of a Year.”

About a 2011 Kia Sportage

The 2011 Sportage CUV offers value-, image- and safety-conscious consumers increasing levels of opening and efficiency, comfort and convenience, a latest in-vehicle technologies incorporated into all of Kia’s latest new vehicles and an contentment of customary reserve features. Retaining a functionality and flexibility of a prior era model, a 2011 Sportage also offers a sleek, complicated and resolutely styled package with new proportions and a totally new look. A “2010 Top Safety Pick” by IIHS, a all-new CUV perceived tip ratings from IIHS for front, side, rollover and back impact protection. The new Sportage SX, now accessible during name sell showrooms2, facilities a powerful, fit 2.0-liter, 260 horsepower Turbo GDI engine, singular extraneous and interior features. Available in Base, LX, EX and a recently introduced SX trim, a 2011 Sportage facilities a starting MSRP of $18,2953.

Industry-Leading Warranty

The 2011 Sportage is lonesome by Kia’s guaranty program, that offers consumer insurance during an well-developed value. Included in this module are a 10-year/100,000-mile singular powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile singular simple guaranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance devise also is partial of a car coverage.

2011 Kia Motors America Product Line

Kia’s indication year 2011 car line includes a Sorento CUV, Sportage compress CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio sub-compact sedan, Rio5 sub-compact hatchback and Sedona minivan.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 730 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2010, KMA accessible a best-ever U.S. sales and 16th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve facilities and new technologies.

Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

1 MPG explain for SX involuntary transmission. EPA guess for 2011 Sportage SX 2.0L Turbo GDI engine w/AT is 22 mpg/city and 27 mpg/hwy. Class-leading explain formed on comparison to 2011 compress CUVs with turbocharged engines as of Feb 2011 of 2010 and accessible 2011 EPA city/hwy mpg estimates for compress CUVs with I4, turbocharged engines and V6 engines. Actual mileage might vary.
2 Sportage SX now nearing during Kia dealers. See your internal Kia tradesman for accessibility details.
3 Starting cost is manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP) for lowest trim level. MSRPs bar $695 end and doing fee, title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.

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