Kia disclosed some details about its 2011 Sportage SX Turbo
5 Mars 2011
Kia has published details on its 2011 Sportage SX Turbo. The car will be 256-horsepowered, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's also good for 264 pound-feet of torque.
That makes the Sportage the second vehicle in the Kia line-up to take advantage of the automaker's all-new direct-injection engine, the first being the 2011 Optima. The forced-induction four-pot will come bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission, which should help the Sportage SX nab 12 kilometre per liter on the highway in front-wheel-drive guise. The automaker says that the figure gives its CUV better fuel economy than any of its competitors.
Moreover, the Sportage SX Turbo will use a firmer suspension compared to its naturally aspirated kin, and a host of aesthetic changes will set the vehicle apart from the rest of the Sportage line. Look for special 18-inch wheels, dual exhaust and a different grille to adorn the new turbo model.
On the outside, according to the company’s press-release, SX models receive unique 18" alloy wheels, a signature SX grille, dual exhaust, and special side sill moldings. Exterior modifications 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.
Prices start at $25,795 for the front-wheel drive version. Opting for all-wheel drive will set you back an additional $1,500.