All-New 2011 Kia Sportage Hits a Streets of San Francisco in Style

Posted on 20. Jul, 2010 by in Kia Canada


Compact CUV Continues Kias Design-Led Transformation

  • New pattern and AWD complement for longest-running Kia nameplate
  • Sportage boasts some-more refinement, power, fuel efficiency, record and preference comforts than a predecessor
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 20, 2010 The all-new 2011 chronicle of Kias princely Sportage CUV takes a pattern “Kue” from a judgment automobile of a same name that was shown during a 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Completely and beautifully redesigned, Sportage offers some-more civic and liquid silhouettes than a prototype while maintaining a fascinating advantages and organic comforts of a renouned CUV. Sportage also offers augmenting levels of opening and efficiency, comfort and preference and a latest in-vehicle technologies incorporated into all of Kias latest new vehicles.

    “Adding world-class pattern and cutting-edge technologies to an already successful value-packed CUV equation, a all-new Sportage offers Kia a event to attract an wholly new and some-more worldly customer,” conspicuous Michael Sprague, clamp boss selling communications, Kia Motors America (KMA). “The 2011 Sportage retains a functionality and flexibility of a prior era indication though repackages a CUV into a sleek, complicated and confidant character with new proportions and a totally new demeanour to assistance rouse a Kia code serve as a universe pattern leader.”

    Available after this month, a 2011 Sportage offers image-conscious nonetheless unsentimental consumers some-more energy (176 hp) and softened fuel economy along with a options of a breathtaking sunroof, navigation, push-button start, behind camera display, LED daytime using lights and an air-cooled drivers chair (a compress CUV shred first). However, what initial draws courtesy to a new CUV is a abdominal tie drivers make with a distinguished new pattern of a all-new Kia Sportage. Also approaching to be accessible in late 2010 is a UVO powered by Microsoft1 in-vehicle communication and party complement formed on a Windows Embedded Automotive platform.

    “An augmenting array of consumers are longing and awaiting connected practice in their vehicles including being means to fast and directly entrance song files, change radio stations and make or answer phone calls by voice or touch-activated controls,” conspicuous Mukund Ghangurde, executive of product government for Microsofts Windows Embedded business. “Its sparkling to see Kia Motors welcome a energy of a Windows Embedded Automotive height to broach Kia UVO. We demeanour brazen to a continued partnership to broach connected and enchanting in-vehicle practice for drivers.”

    Available in 3 trims Base, LX and EX pricing for a energetic compress CUV will start during $18,2952 for a bottom trim, charity customary preference features, including atmosphere conditioning, energy windows, doorway thatch and mirrors, SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with 3 months nominal service3, MP3 connectivity and Bluetooth4 wireless technology. LX will start during $20,295* and will embody customary outward mirrors with LED spin vigilance indicators and remoteness glass. Moving adult to a EX trim spin offers a commencement cost of $23,295* with customary comforts such as 18-inch amalgamate wheels, leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob.

    Emotion-Evoking Exterior Design

    With a high beltline, unconditional angles and some-more conspicuous circle flares than a predecessor, a group during Kias U.S.-based pattern core in Irvine, Calif. directed to communicate an even some-more perfectionist highway participation within Sportages compress distance by emphasizing a hunkered-down position. The all-new 2011 Sportage projects a complicated and purify CUV and severely expands over a stream generations simple and arguable appeal. The full-sectioned body, tangible by a spearing shoulder line via a length of a car, helps to visually bond a headlamps and tail lights. The compactness of this line, together with a lowered body, offers a graphic clarity of pointing while a conspicuous C post gives a clarity of rebate and change when noticed from a side.

    Drawing easily from a graphic styling elements of a Kue concept, a 2011 Sportages front finish proudly displays a new face of Kia, a brands signature grill, with thespian swept behind headlamps, tabbed griddle outline and a particular revoke fascia treatment. The boldly sculpted hood, framed by a particular windshield design, adds to Sportages uninformed appeal. The behind perspective offers a purify and contemporary demeanour with conspicuous singular tail lights set solidly within a behind lift gate. Longer, wider and revoke than a prior model, a all-new CUV successfully retains a pivotal features, including a autocratic pushing position and of confidence and absolute highway presence, that helped make a second-generation Sportage so renouned among consumers.

    Starting with a Base trim, Sportage offers countless customary extraneous features, including 16-inch amalgamate wheels matched with 215/70R16 low-rolling insurgency silica tires, body-color doorway handles, body-color and electrically tractable side mirrors and a 6-speed primer transmission. The LX adds side counterpart LED spin vigilance indicators, keyless entry, and coloured glass. Moving to a EX trim offers some-more distinguished 18-inch amalgamate wheels corresponding with 235/55R18 silica tires, roof rails, a behind spoiler and chrome physique trim and doorway handles. Available after in a indication year will be a SX trim, featuring Kias all-new fit and absolute 2.0L turbo GDI engine.

    Contemporary and Comfortable Interior Space

    Sportages neat cultured pattern from a extraneous flows seamlessly into a interior, substantiating an mouth-watering and gentle ambience with well-appointed comforts and a accessibility of countless preference and record features. With a signature three-pot instrument cluster set prominently within a dash, Sportages interior exudes contemporary pattern and an upgraded pushing experience.

    All LX models come customary with a horde of preference comforts including atmosphere conditioning, energy windows, 12-volt energy outlets in a front and load areas, energy side mirrors with integrated LED indicators, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, keyless entrance with panic alarm and multi-way tractable front seats. Stylishly allocated cloth seats yield gentle seating while 60/40 split-folding behind seats facilely accommodate motorist and newcomer load needs.

    Further augmenting a spin of refinement, EX models advantage from a leather wrapped steering circle and change knob, telescopic steering wheel, bright self-centredness mirrors, involuntary folding behind seats, a dual-zone heat control air-conditioner with ionized filtration, bright and cooled glove box, and a energy drivers chair with lumbar support for additional comfort and support. Both trim levels come versed with an active EcoMinder indicator for optimal fuel-efficient driving.

    Impressive record comforts also come customary throughout, including an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio complement with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with 3 months nominal service. Also customary on both trims are auxiliary and USB audio submit jacks for joining with MP3 players and Bluetooth wireless record connectivity with steering wheel-mounted voice activation controls to capacitate hands-free operation for concordant mobile phones. The 2011 Sportage also will be among a initial Kia models to offer UVO powered by Microsoft, an modernized hands-free in-car communication and party complement (standard on EX models) that enables drivers and passengers to answer and place phone calls, accept and respond to SMS content messages, entrance song from a accumulation of media sources and emanate tradition song experiences. HD Radio also will be done accessible to raise listening enjoyment.

    Available upgrades for a LX trim embody 17-inch amalgamate wheels interconnected with 225/60R17 silica tires, navigation with SIRIUS trade data, behind sonar detector and rear-view fill-in camera, exhilarated side mirrors, an air-conditioned and bright glove box, telescopic steering wheel, roof rails and a behind spoiler.

    Sportage EX models can be serve extended with accessible features, including leather-trimmed seats, exhilarated front seats, an air-cooled drivers seat, lift symbol start with Smartkey, behind sonar detector and rear-view fill-in camera, exhilarated side mirrors and a breathtaking sunroof.

    More Powerful, Fuel-Efficient Engine

    The all-new Sportage comes customary with a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), charity some-more energy (176 hp) and softened fuel economy (22/31) than a prior 2.7-liter V6 engine. A some-more absolute though intensely fuel fit 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine delivers V6-type energy with a four-cylinder engine that produces 270-plus horsepower also will be accessible in a 2011 indication year. Offered with possibly a front-wheel expostulate (FWD) or a Dynamaxall-wheel expostulate (AWD) pattern interconnected to possibly a six-speed primer delivery (Base) or a six-speed involuntary transmission, consumers will have a accumulation of powertrain combinations to fit their pushing needs. The six-speed involuntary transmission, initial seen on a 2011 Sorento CUV, is a exclusive pattern for Kia that was designed, engineered and built privately for Kia vehicles, creation a code one of usually 3 manufacturers to occupy such a transmission. All automatics underline Sportmatic clutchless shifting.

    Perfectly matched for on-road pushing by a city or on a highway, a FWD pattern offers an fit package with manageable acceleration, extended fuel economy and considerable float and handling. For drivers who typically face some-more formidable highway and continue conditions, a AWD powertrain provides even some-more possibilities.

    The Sportages Dynamax AWD system, co-developed by Kia Motors Corporation and Magna International, Inc., invariably monitors pushing conditions and anticipates AWD complement requirements, compared to other common AWD systems that can usually conflict to conditions after they occur. This offers drivers a advantages of softened parallel fortitude while cornering as good as a dismissal of unintended over and underneath steering by shortening neglected traction to a front and behind axles. Aimed during achieving augmenting torque and softened opening on each surface, Dynamax offers loyal AWD for drivers who wish an sparkling pushing knowledge with extended reserve and performance.

    Sportages AWD pattern delivers 100-percent of engine torque to a front wheels during normal pushing conditions, enhancing fuel economy, however when circle slippage is rescued a commission of a torque is automatically eliminated to a behind wheels to assistance say brazen momentum. When pushing in sleazy conditions, such as rain, snow, mud, unpaved roads or off-road, a motorist can manually name a “Lock Mode,” distributing torque uniformly between front and behind axles adult to a speed of 25 mph for extended stability.

    New and Improved Platform

    The 2011 Sportage is all-new, including a platform, that has been totally redesigned for a new CUV. With an altogether length of 174.8 inches, altogether breadth of 73 inches, wheelbase of 103.9 inches, Sportage is longer, wider and revoke than a predecessor, enhancing doing and aerodynamics. Built on a unibody frame, Sportage utilizes eccentric front-and-rear cessation systems. MacPherson struts are used in a front and have been fine-tuned to urge feel and stability, while new side-load curl springs revoke friction. An all-new, multi-link behind cessation complement is used in and with new dampers and curl springs mounted alone to minimize penetration into a cabin and case space and supplement to Sportages handling.

    The newly engineered cessation offers a same gentle float as a prior era though also delivers softened doing characteristics with some-more accurate responsiveness to motorist input. Both a front and behind cessation systems are mounted on a lightweight hydro-formed subframe, to assistance besiege a occupants from irregularities in a highway surface.

    Significantly quieter and some-more polished than a prototype due to an assertive array of NVH rebate measures, a all-new Sportage employs a new bodyshell pattern with larger use of high tensile strength steel.

    Impressive Safety Features

    Like all Kia vehicles, a 2011 Sportage is versed with a prolonged list of customary reserve equipment. Both trims come given with motorist and newcomer modernized front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, side screen airbags and front active headrests, four-wheel Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and a Brake Assist System (BAS), that recognizes an puncture stop and delivers poignant braking power. Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC) also come customary on all models, a former aiding in preventing a automobile from rolling back when perplexing to lift divided from an ascending gradient, while a latter thatch a automobile during a delayed speed down high grades so a motorist can concentration their courtesy on steering.

    To support drivers when a automobile is in reverse, an accessible fill-in warning sensor helps a motorist equivocate hit with certain objects in a vehicles trail by triggering an heard warning when a automobile approaches an obstruction, while an accessible rear-view fill-in camera enables drivers to perspective certain equipment behind a vehicle.

    Competitive Warranty

    The 2011 Sportage is lonesome by Kias guaranty program, that offers rare consumer protection. 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 automobile coverage.

    Kia Motors America in 2010

    Kia Motors is in a midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, that has been delivering boldly styled vehicles in several critical segments during accurately a right time, contributing to a brands continued gains in U.S. marketplace share. With 3 new automobile introductions and several other pivotal initiatives designed for 2010, Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve comforts and with new record such as a UVO powered by Microsoft modernized hands-free in-car communication and party complement (expected to be accessible in name Kia models in a U.S. after this year). The launch of a all-new 2011 Sorento CUV, a central automobile of a NBA and a initial automobile to be assembled5 during Kias initial U.S.-based production comforts in West Point, Georgia, serve enhances a lineup, and is now in dealerships.

    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 700 dealers via a United States. For 2009, KMA accessible a 15th uninterrupted year of augmenting U.S. marketplace share and recently achieved a best entertain of sales ever. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”

    Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

    1 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
    2 Starting prices are manufacturers suggested sell cost (MSRP), that bar $695 end and doing fee, title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.
    3 SIRIUS, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and a subsidiaries. SIRIUS Radio requires a subscription, sole alone after 3-month hearing subscription enclosed with automobile purchase. Prices and programming are supposing by SIRIUS and are theme to change. Subscriptions governed by SIRIUS Terms Conditions accessible during SIRIUS Radio U.S. use accessible usually to those during slightest 18 years of age in a 48 constant United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico (with coverage limitations).

    4 The Bluetooth word symbol and logos are purebred trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such outlines by Kia is underneath license. Other trademarks and tradenames are those of their particular owners.
    5 Kia vehicles fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant are fabricated from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.

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