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Old 03-04-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Kia announces US pricing for Sportage SX (Turbo)



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KIA MOTORS AMERICA INTRODUCES MORE POWERFUL SPORTAGE SX TURBO CROSSOVER

New Model Offers Advanced Turbocharged Engine and Dynamic Handling

Kia’s popular compact CUV adds powerful yet efficient 2.0-liter Turbo GDI engine for enhanced performance and class-leading fuel economy¹

SX model offers sport-tuned suspension and unique exterior and interior enhancements

ORLANDO, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On the heels of its 2011 International Truck of the Year recognition by ICOTY jurors, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the launch of the all-new 2011 Sportage SX compact CUV, scheduled to arrive in dealer showrooms later this month. As part of Kia’s design-led transformation, the Sportage has become a strong player within the Kia line-up, offering power and class-leading fuel economy¹. SX models take a solid foundation and up the ante with a more powerful four-cylinder turbo engine, exterior styling enhancements and unique interior options. The 2011 Sportage SX front-wheel drive (FWD) features a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $25,795² while all-wheel drive (AWD) models feature a starting MSRP of $27,2952².

The Sportage SX joins the 2011 Optima Turbo as Kia’s second vehicle in the U.S. to feature the powerful Theta II 2.0-liter Turbo GDI engine and adds unique exterior and interior features and luxury appointments to provide consumers a high performance and high value CUV. In combination with a highly efficient six-speed automatic transmission, the new Sportage SX features up to 256 horsepower while maintaining class-leading fuel economy¹ of 27 miles per gallon on the highway, better than any other turbo-equipped compact CUV on the market today. In addition to powertrain enhancements, the Sportage SX employs sport-tuned suspension featuring firmer shock and strut rates for improved handling and dynamic performance over non-SX models.

“Sportage offers an ideal mix of performance, fuel efficiency and utility for the discriminating compact CUV buyer,” said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing & communications, KMA. “With the addition of a more powerful Turbo GDI engine, unique interior appointments and improved performance, the Sportage SX makes an already appealing CUV even more fun to drive.”

On the outside, SX models receive unique 18” alloy wheels, a signature SX grille, dual exhaust, and special side sill moldings. Exterior updates are complemented by SX-specific interior appointments adding more refinement inside the cabin, including standard aluminum door sills and a sleek new supervision gauge cluster. Available exclusively on the Sportage SX, Orange and Blue interior color packages offer more interior color choices for potential buyers. The Orange Color Package includes orange stitching on the steering wheel, center console, and seats coupled with orange accents on the door panels and air vents. A unique blue patterned cloth seat and blue interior accents are included as part of the Blue Color Package.

More Powerful, Fuel-Efficient SX Engine
Kia Motors’ Theta II 2.0-liter Turbo GDI engine delivers significant performance with a powerful inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces up to 256 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of peak torque. The Sportage SX turbo utilizes a twin-scroll design which offers improved combustion efficiency, more available low-end power, and reduced turbo-lag as compared to more traditional single-scroll turbo systems.

The twin-scroll design features two valve-operated exhaust gas inlets responsible for feeding exhaust flow through separate paths into the turbine. Utilizing a divided manifold, exhaust gasses from separate cylinders travel more efficiently into the turbocharger’s turbine, avoiding possible interference. The result is a system that improves efficiency and pressure distribution, lowers exhaust and cylinder temperatures, and prevents loss of exhaust energy. The quantity of the air entering each cylinder is increased, resulting in more power.

Sportage LX and EX trims come standard with a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), offering more power (up to 176 hp³) and better fuel economy (22/31 city/highway4) than the previous 2.7-liter V6 engine.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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Better looking than the current Forester, thats for sure.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
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better looking yes but what's under the hood i'm not so sure
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:53 PM   #4
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^Twin-scroll turbo making good power wrapped in an attractive package sounds pretty good to me.................
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:40 PM   #5
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I would hate to be the brand manager for the Subaru Forester right now...

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Old 03-04-2011, 03:49 PM   #6
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better looking yes but what's under the hood i'm not so sure
why would you have a problem with a 2 scroll turbo 4 banger? logic not found...
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:21 AM   #7
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Full of win.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:24 AM   #8
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I have a friend whose selling his 06 sti for one of those new kia turbo 2 door cars.....i thought ive seen everything until he told me his goals
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:05 AM   #9
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I have a friend whose selling his 06 sti for one of those new kia turbo 2 door cars.....i thought ive seen everything until he told me his goals
His first obstacle to overcome will be locating a turbo coupe made by Kia.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:12 AM   #10
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not bad. looks like they are learning.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #11
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somehow this is more expensive than a VW Tiguan which also has a 2.0 Turbo motor standard.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:48 PM   #12
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VW Tiguan makes how much horse power? Kia / Hyundai did awesome job with these new cars.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:04 PM   #13
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it is rated at 200 HP but the GTi with the same engine puts down 200 at the wheels.

I agree, it is a nice package. i'm just surprised to see their pricing so high.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:06 AM   #14
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isn't the warranty much better than volkswagen's right now? and last I heard, kia/hyundai is making a decently reliable product too.

i don't think a good performing CUV with high 20's in mpg is unreasonable at mid to high $20k's.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:44 AM   #15
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Wow a twin scroll turbo and direct injection from KIA...Subaru needs to step their game up and start bringing those twin scroll Impreza's over here or else...
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Does the Kia come with a manual transmission?
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Not this turbo model.
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Not this turbo model.

I wouldn't be surprised if we see one though. They already have a 6mt for the chassis, so I would guess that once the season gets going, it'll be added.
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I wouldn't be surprised if we see one though. They already have a 6mt for the chassis, so I would guess that once the season gets going, it'll be added.
Not until after the Sonata and Optima get one though in their turbo models.
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Not until after the Sonata and Optima get one though in their turbo models.

True. Lets keep out fingers crossed, the Sonata would be a blast in that configuration, same with the Optima.
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True. Lets keep out fingers crossed, the Sonata would be a blast in that configuration, same with the Optima.
I would also like to see some turbo lite models in the Forte and Elantra ranges. I think they'd be able to manage a decent 1.6/1.8 turbo pretty nicely.
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