Kia Motors America revealed official pricing of the new generation Sportage crossover for the North American market as the car launches in San Fransisco.
The newly designed Sportage looks far better than the old model, while it’s also significantly improved in terms of structure, practicality, powertrain, drivetrain and quality.
In America the Sportage is available with a a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), offering more power (176 hp) and better fuel economy (22/31) than the previous 2.7-liter V6 engine. Next year it’ll get a 2.0 liter turbo option as well.
The car can be had with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission, and front or Dynamax All-Wheel-Drive system.
2011 Sportage comes in three trims. The basic trim which is feature-rich with things like air conditioning, power windows, door locks and mirrors, SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with three months complimentary service,3 MP3 connectivity and Bluetooth, starts form just $18,295. Then you have the $20,295 LX model with standard outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators and privacy glass, and finally the EX which costs $23,295 and comes with standard features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.