2011 Kia Sportage Named "International Truck of The Year" by ICOTY Jury

Posted on 11. Jan, 2011 by in Kia Canada


Compact CUV Honored During 2011 North American International Auto Show

  • Sportage is praised for overwhelming pattern and superb lifestyle compatibility
  • Streamlined look, high peculiarity facilities and considerable value make Sportage appealing to buyers

DETROIT, Jan 11, 2011 – Presented during a 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit during a display sponsored by Bridgestone Tire, a 2011 Kia Sportage compress CUV has been reputable with a “International Truck of a Year” (ICOTY) endowment by Road Travel Magazine. Launched in summer 2010 as partial of Kia Motors America’s thespian design-led transformation, a Sportage fast warranted a 2010 “Top Safety Pick” from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and was selected by a ICOTY jury for a head-turning style, romantic appeal, and altogether performance.

“The 2011 Sportage is an eye-catching CUV that appeals to a far-reaching assembly with a singular multiple of monumental design, value, quality, record and customary reserve features,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of selling communications, Kia Motors America (KMA). “Since a entrance final summer, Sportage’s recognition and consumer interest has outpaced supply in a showrooms.”

To be authorised for a ICOTY award, vehicles contingency be sole in a U.S. and be possibly all-new or significantly altered from a prior era in pattern and/or technology. Winners are judged formed on lifestyle compatibility, with jurors deliberation a series of lifestyle attributes, including interest to group and women, head-turning ability, environmental friendliness, character and performance, being affordable and practical, grocery-getting potential, reserve and dependability, being fun and cool, ability to be deliberate a standing pitch and a car consumers would be unapproachable to expostulate and be seen in.

The ICOTY jury consists of 12 different automotive writers and editors who paint reputable automotive publications, including Kelley Blue Book, AutoWeek, Consumer Guide Automotive, MSN Autos, Truck Trend, NewCarTestDrive.com and Cars.com. Completed voting ballots are sent to J.D. Power and Associates for final tabulation to safeguard correctness and credibility.

About a 2011 Kia Sportage

The 2011 Sportage CUV offers image-, safety- and value-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. Later this year, a new Sportage SX will arrive during sell showrooms featuring a powerful, fit 2.0-liter, 256 horsepower Turbo GDI engine, singular extraneous and interior features.

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-Up

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.

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