2011 Kia Sportage

Kia has been in the process of updating its exterior design language for a few models now, and the results continue to impress with 2011 Kia Sportage, which debuted at the recent Geneva Motor Show in

Switzerland.The Sportage bears a close family resemblance to the new Kia Sorento and Kia Forte/Kia Forte Koupe, with an aggressive front fascia, sporting stance, and sculpted hood and bodywork. It�s a vast

improvement over the South Korean automaker�s previous-generation Sportage, which looked more like it was designed in North Korea.Kia hasn�t provided a full spec sheet for the vehicle yet, but the company says it will be �longer, lower and wider� than the current model, with more interior room and a longer wheelbase.

 One can look for the Sportage to offer the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that drives its platform-mate, the new Hyundai Tucson, along with similar EPA ratings of 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway.

The new Sportage comes along at a great time for Kia, as it will be one of the newest, most efficient vehicles in one of the industry�s most important and competitive segments. And although the Toyota RAV4 also debuted with macho new sheet metal in Geneva, its parent company�s quality woes put it at a distinct

disadvantage to the Kia. This leaves the Sportage to take on one of the more formidable compact crossovers, the Rogue, which continues to be a stellar success among Nissan Rogue Seattle WA dealers for its style, peppy powertrain, and competitive fuel economy.


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