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2011 Kia Sportage Breaks Cover in March

2011 Kia Sportage Breaks Cover in March image

Text: / Photos: Kia Press | posted February 03, 2010 15:00

Marking a shift in design direction for the popular SUV

Kia's all-new 2011 Sportage crossover will mark a dramatic shift in design direction for the brand's popular SUV when it makes its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Embodying Kia's newfound visual dynamism under the guidance of former Audi designer Peter Schreyer, the new Sportage is a fresh, bold, athletic and sporty design that successfully blends the key features of an SUV. The commanding driving position and heightened sense of security and raised ground clearance and envelopes them in a sleek and urban-friendly design with global appeal.

Being longer, and wider than the previous generation model, the new Sportage will offer more space for people and cargo, with an improved ride quality thanks to a longer wheelbase. The five-door crossover is built on the same platform as its cousin the Hyundai Tucson.

The all-new Sportage crossover will be available at Kia dealerships later this year, with a range of highly competitive diesel and gasoline engines.