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2011 Kia Sportage Named "2011 Northwest Affordable SUV of a 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, 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 For media information, including photography, revisit

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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