2013 KIA SPORTAGE
Powerful and Fuel-Efficient Compact Crossover Adds Refinement and
Styling to Competitive Segment
IRVINE, Calif., Jul 11, 2012 – The Sportage compress crossover earnings to a Kia lineup for 2013 with a same head-turning design, considerable power, class-leading fuel potency and a engorgement of comfort and preference features. Having viewed countless awards and vicious commend given a launch in 2010, Sportage was many recently famous by a United Services Automobile Association (USAA) as a “Best Value” in 2011 and 2012 and named a 2012 “Best Buy” by Consumers Digest. It continues to be a tip contender in a ever-growing compress CUV segment.
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Building on an already successful regulation of clever attributes, a 2013 Sportage earnings with additional extraneous and interior enhancements, including customary LED headlamp accent lighting (LX and EX trims), energy folding side mirrors (optional on EX and customary on SX), upgraded leather on a steering circle (standard on EX and SX), a customary object visor extender and an discretionary Blue Interior Package.
Kia’s UVO powered by Microsoft®2 voice-activated infotainment system, charity customary on Sportage EX and SX models and as partial of a Navigation Package starting in 2012, has been changed to a Convenience Package for 2013 and stays customary for a EX and SX trims. UVO improves connectivity, and preference by enabling drivers and passengers to pronounce around hands-free phone, entrance song from a accumulation of media sources and emanate tradition song practice all with voice-activation.
To revoke cabin noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) and urge pushing dynamics, all Sportage models underline behind energetic cessation dampers, building insulation and customary high-performance dampers on EX models. LX trims also come customary with 17-inch wheels and low-rolling-resistance tires.
Also customary on Sportage EX trims with cloth seating, a Clean Tex™ diagnosis provides anti-bacterial, anti-soil and anti-static properties to a chair fabric for combined continuance and livability. An accessible low washer liquid warning indicator (with Supervision™ scale cluster), customary building console and crater hilt rubber mat, and accessible folding pivotal for keyless entry-equipped vehicles also are charity on a EX trim.
Compelling Exterior Design
Available in 4 trims base, LX, EX and SX a 2013 Kia Sportage offers a high beltline, unconditional angles and conspicuous circle flares, conveying an unassailable highway participation with an aggressive, hunkered-down stance. 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, creates a graphic clarity of pointing while a conspicuous C post conveys an atmosphere of rebate and change when noticed from a side.
Like all vehicles opposite a Kia lineup, a Sportage’s front finish proudly displays a face of a brand’s signature tabbed grille and thespian swept behind headlamps. The boldly sculpted hood, framed by a particular windshield design, adds to Sportage’s uninformed appeal. The behind perspective offers a purify and contemporary demeanour with energetic tail lights set within a behind lift gate.
Starting with a bottom trim, Sportage offers countless customary extraneous features, including 16-inch amalgamate wheels matched with 215/70R16 low-rolling-resistance silica tires, body-color doorway handles, body-color and electronically tractable side mirrors and a six-speed primer transmission. Moving to a LX adds customary 17-inch amalgamate wheels, LED spin signals on a outward mirrors, keyless entrance with folding key, six-speed electronically tranquil Sportmatic™ involuntary transmission, solar glass, remoteness glass, and now LED accent lighting along a headlamps for a sportier, some-more upscale appearance.
The popularly-equipped EX trim offers stylish 18-inch amalgamate wheels corresponding with 235/55R18 tires, high opening dampers, LED daytime using lights, roof rails, a behind spoiler, haze lamps and chrome physique trim and doorway handles. The top-of-the-line Sportage SX adds a absolute nonetheless fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine producing 260-horsepower, singular 18-inch amalgamate wheels, twin exhaust, sculpted side sill moldings and singular SX grille. New for 2013, energy folding side mirrors are now accessible on a EX (optional) and SX (standard) trims.
Functional, Engaging Interior Space
The neat extraneous pattern of a Sportage flows seamlessly into a interior, formulating an mouth-watering and gentle sourroundings with a horde of preference and record features. With a signature three-gauge instrument cluster set prominently within a dash, Sportage’s interior exudes contemporary pattern and a sporty pushing experience.
An considerable collection of record facilities come customary on a 2013 Sportage, including an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio complement with accessible SiriusXM™3 Satellite Radio with 3 months nominal service, customary auxiliary and USB audio submit jacks with MP3 capability, Bluetooth®4 hands-free phone and streaming audio connectivity with steering wheel-mounted voice activation controls concede drivers to keep their hands on a circle during all times.
All Sportage models underline a prolonged list of customary preference facilities including atmosphere conditioning, energy windows with one-touch down functionality, electronically tractable side mirrors, 12-volt energy outlets in a newcomer and load compartments, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, and six-way tractable front seats. Stylishly allocated cloth seats come customary and yield gentle seating while 60/40 split-folding behind seats facilely accommodate motorist and newcomer load needs. 2013 also brings a customary object visor extender on all trims for increasing motorist and newcomer comfort.
The renouned EX trim raises a turn of excellence and preference for Sportage owners with a customary UVO system, reward audio with an outmost amplifier and sub-woofer, HD Radio®5, rearview fill-in camera6, fill-in warning system, entirely involuntary dual-zone heat control air-conditioner with ionized filtration, a energy driver’s chair with lumbar support for additional comfort and support, involuntary headlamp system, involuntary folding second quarrel seats, a leather-wrapped steering circle and change doorknob now with upgraded, softer leather telescopic steering wheel, bright self-centredness mirrors, and bright and cooled glove box. EX trim levels come versed with an active EcoMinder™ indicator for optimal fuel-efficient driving.
The many absolute of Kia’s compress CUVs, a Sportage SX indication adds even some-more pushing fad and complicated amenities. In serve to a absolute and fit 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine underneath a hood, SX models offer customary push-button start with Smart Key, aluminum damage plates providing a some-more upscale feel, leather seating, an innovative Supervision sign cluster and energy folding side mirrors.
Available upgrades and options for a LX trim embody a Convenience Package, with a UVO powered by Microsoft® system, a backup camera, backup warning system, telescopic steering wheel, roof rails, a behind spoiler, exhilarated side mirrors, building mats, load cover, object visor counterpart enlightenment and a cooling glove box. The discretionary Navigation Package for a LX trim comes versed with navigation with SiriusXM Traffic™ information and a reward Infinity®7 audio complement with an outmost amplifier and sub-woofer.
Sportage EX models can be serve extended with an accessible Premium Package encompassing such facilities as leather-trimmed seats, exhilarated front seats, an air-cooled driver’s seat, lift symbol start with Smart Key, exhilarated side mirrors, energy folding side mirrors, automobile dimming counterpart with Homelink®8, load cover, Supervision scale cluster and a breathtaking sunroof. Also accessible is a voice-activated navigation complement with SiriusXM Traffic data. New for 2013, a Sportage EX also offers an accessible Blue Interior Package, including dim blue cloth seats, dim blue interior accents and a black headliner.
Moving adult to a SX trim, consumers can suffer a Premium Package that includes exhilarated front seats, air-cooled driver’s seat, auto-dimming counterpart with Homelink, exhilarated side mirrors, a load cover and a breathtaking sunroof. The SX trim also is accessible with a voice-activated navigation complement with SiriusXM Traffic data.
Advanced Platform and Improved Comfort
Lower and wider than a prior era vehicle, Sportage’s pattern and measure (overall length: 174.8 inches; altogether width: 73 inches; wheelbase: 103.9 inches) minister to optimal motorist prominence as good as superb doing characteristics. Built on a unibody platform, Sportage employs eccentric front and behind cessation systems with MacPherson high opening struts in a front fine-tuned to urge pushing feel and stability, while new side-load curl springs revoke friction. A multi-link behind cessation featuring new high-performance dampers and curl springs are mounted alone to minimize cabin penetration and raise Sportage’s doing characteristics.
With plenty NVH rebate measures in place, a modernized cessation pattern provides a gentle float while also charity energetic doing characteristics and increasing responsiveness. The cessation is mounted on lightweight, hydro-formed subframes, to assistance besiege occupants from highway irregularities while a increasing use of high tensile strength steel helps to revoke automobile weight, urge fortitude and revoke vibration.
Dynamic Powertrains Offering Power and Class-Leading Fuel Efficiency
For 2013 a Sportage continues to offer fun-to-drive opening as good as fuel efficiency. An fit 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) customary on base, LX and EX trims offers 176 horsepower and can come versed with possibly a six-speed primer with front-wheel expostulate or involuntary delivery with possibly front-wheel (FWD) or all-wheel expostulate (AWD). A customary 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine corresponding with a six-speed involuntary delivery is accessible on SX models charity increasing outlay of 260 horsepower. All automatics underline Sportmatic clutchless shifting.
Drivers also can pattern a same considerable fuel economy as before on all engine/transmission configurations, with a 2.4-liter charity 21/29 mpg (city/highway) when corresponding with a six-speed primer delivery and FWD, a class-leading 22/32 mpg (city/highway) when interconnected with a six-speed involuntary and FWD and 21/28 mpg (city/highway) with a six-speed and AWD. Moving to a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine doesn’t meant sacrificing fuel efficiency, with a absolute section providing 22/29 when versed with FWD and 21/26 with AWD.
The Sportage’s Dynamax™ AWD system, co-developed by Kia Motors Corporation and Magna International, Inc., uses automobile speed, traction control sensors and motorist submit to invariably guard pushing conditions, permitting a complement to softened expect AWD complement mandate compared to a conservative systems charity on other vehicles. This provides drivers a advantages of softened parallel fortitude while cornering and reduces circle slippage in a front and rear. Aimed during achieving increasing torque and softened opening on sundry surfaces, Dynamax offers loyal AWD for a confidence-inspiring pushing experience. The complement also works to maximize fuel potency while aiding to say a high-level of automobile controllability.
Sportage’s AWD pattern delivers 100 percent of engine torque to a front wheels during normal pushing conditions, enhancing fuel economy, and immediately transfers a suitable commission of energy and torque to a behind spindle when circle slippage is detected, aiding to say brazen momentum. For extended fortitude when pushing in sleazy conditions, such as rain, snow, mud, unpaved roads or off-road, a motorist can manually name a “Lock Mode9,” that helps to discharge torque uniformly between front and behind axles adult to 25 mph.
Advanced Safety Features
The 2013 Sportage is versed with an considerable array of customary reserve equipment. All trims come given with motorist and newcomer modernized front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, initial and second quarrel side screen airbags, front active headrests, four-wheel Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). 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 on an ascending gradient, while a latter helps keep a automobile relocating true and solid down high grades.
The 2013 Sportage is lonesome by Kia’s extensive guaranty program10, 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 extensive automobile coverage.
Kia’s Unprecedented Growth
Kia Motors is one of a world’s fastest relocating tellurian automotive brands; from 2009-2011 Kia launched some-more new vehicles in a U.S. than any other automaker, and underneath a superintendence of arch pattern officer Peter Schreyer warranted a repute as an attention personality in automotive styling. Kia Motors America’s full line of fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive cars and CUVs has warranted vicious commend and dramatically increasing consumer awareness, notice and care for a brand. In 2011, KMA accessible a 17th uninterrupted year of marketplace share growth, interjection in partial to a largest boost of any vital code in viewed quality11 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking12. Kia’s U.S.-based production trickery in West Point, Georgia KMMG is obliged for a origination of some-more than 10,000 plant and tradesman jobs and builds dual of a company’s best-selling vehicles in a U.S. a Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan*. Kia’s value and technology-laden lineup also includes a Sportage compress CUV, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Optima Hybrid, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America 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 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner” of a NBA and LPGA. In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S.13 Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.
* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are built in a United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
1 Class-leading fuel economy explain for 2.4L GDI four-cylinder engine (22/32 mpg city/highway). Class-leading explain formed on comparison of 2012 and accessible 2013 compress CUVs as of Jun 2012. Actual mileage will vary.
2 Microsoft and Windows are purebred trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
3 Sirius services need subscriptions, sole alone after 3-month hearing enclosed with automobile purchase/lease. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement during siriusxm.com© 2011 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
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. A concordant Bluetooth® wireless record enabled dungeon phone is compulsory to use Bluetooth® wireless technology.
5 HD Radio™ and a HD, HD Radio, and “Arc” logos are exclusive trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
6 The behind camera arrangement is not a surrogate for correct and protected backing-up procedures. Always expostulate safely and use counsel when subsidy up.
7 Infinity is a purebred heading of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
8 Homelink® is a purebred heading of Johnson Controls, Inc.
9 No system, however advanced, can forestall all accidents. Always expostulate safely during a reasonable speed.
10 See tradesman for guaranty sum or go to kia.com. All warranties are limited.
11 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study.
12 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis.
13 Based on 5-year accumulative expansion between 12-month sell sales for durations finale Jun 2007 and Jun 2012 of all U.S. automotive brands.