2011 Kia Sportage Launched

2011 Kia Sportage

The all new 2011 Kia Sportage compact utility vehicle comes with some nice improvements over the current model. Including better performance, better fuel economy, comfort and convenience. There is also a full compliment of impressive options for anyone looking to spend a little more for the finer things in life.

2011 Kia Sportage is a creature of comfort

The 2011 Kia Sportage comes standard with a 2.4 liter 16-vale 4-cylinder engine that produces 176hp and improved fuel consumption. Which gives it more power and better fuel consumption than the previous 2.7 liter V6 Sportage mode.

Regarding the powertrain, the Sportage is available in both front wheel drive and Dynamax all wheel drive. Whats impressive about the AWD system is that it is constantly monitoring driving conditions and attempts to predict when to engage the AWD requirements. The system allocates 100% of the torque to the front wheels during normal driving conditions which helps lower fuel consumption. But when the system detects slippage from the tires, some of the torque is allocated to the rear-wheels to maintain forward momentum.

The 2011 Kia Sportage comes with many impressive safety features as one would expect. Also on the list of features are a number of extras, including: Panoramic sunroof, push-button start, rear camera display, LED day-time running lights and air-cooled drivers seat.

The 2011 Kia Sportage will be available later this month overseas, but as always we will await further details on a South African release date.

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