Search

Auto news in Canada
including latest from
Detroit and the US.
Car show information, new
car announcements, consumer reports.
Canadian auto blog.




Main Menu
Login
Market Watch
Powered by Squarespace
Tags

auto, industry, news, canada, detroit, us, car, show, information, new, consumer, reports, canadian, blog, automobile, info, truck, autos, cars, trucks, automobiles

« Kia targets "Ringleaders" with new minivan concept | Main | A smaller version of a bigger MINI »
Friday
Jan142011

KIA introduces Sportage SX with a turbo engine at the Montreal Auto Show

After a complete redesign the Sportage welcomes the introduction of an all-new 2.0L tubocharged and direct injected 4-cylinder engine. The new engine is part of a new trim called SX, which will sit at the top of the Sportage range.

The Kia Sportage SX will be on display at the Montreal International Auto Show, which opens today.

Pricing and more information after the jump.

The all-new 2.0L Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger for excellent low-end torque, which peaks between 1850-3000rpm.

Oddly enough Kia has not released power ratings for the new engine but 270 horsepower is not unreasonable. The new engine will be mated to a Kia designed and built 6-speed automatic transmission. The transmission features "Neutral Control," which shifts the transmission into neutral while stuck in traffic (in 'D range' and with brakes applied for more than 2 seconds). To avoid roll back the system works with Hill Assist Control.

In addition to the more powerful engine the Sportage SX will include push button start, a panoramic sunroof, 18” inch alloy wheels, driver ventilated seat, UVO Infotainment System, leather seating, auto dimming mirrors with home link and a rear spoiler.

The Sportage SX is priced at $36,995, $3,800 more than the naturally-aspirated EX Luxury. Expect it to go on sale later this spring.

[Source:Kia Canada]

Reader Comments (3)

Aaaayyyeeee !

Turbo or not, 37 K$ is a lot of money for a Korean compact SUV
Jan 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBernardP
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE OUT OF YOUR MIND 36,000 TO MUCH MONEY FOR A TORBO AND UVO YOU COULD GET A BETTER CLASS CAR FOR THAT KIND OF MONEY
Jan 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDANNY
$37 K probably depending on options but not 270hp. More like 256hp.
Jan 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.