2010 New York: 2011 Kia Sportage teaches us the power to surprise

Kia definitely lived up to its tagline today – “The Power to Surprise.” Joining the 2011 Kia Optima and the Kia Forte five-door later this year will be the new 2011 Kia Sportage compact CUV.

The 2011 Kia Sportage is longer, wider and lower than the previous model and features a new design defined by a spearing shoulder line throughout the length of the car, and together with the lowered body, offers a distinct sense of precision while the generous C pillar gives a sense of solidity and balance.

The 2011 Kia Sportage will be available in fall of 2010 in two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations. The powertrain lineup will consist of a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with a 2.0L 4-cylinder GDI turbo joining the lineup shortly after launch. Kia’s new lineup of technology features will also be available including MP3 capability, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and UVO powered by Microsoft hands-free infotainment and available with HD Radio.

Prices will be announced closer to launch date.

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– By: Kap Shah