Kia Sportage SX Turbo joins 2011 U.S. range
For a taste of what we don’t get here, for one reason or another, here is the 2011 Kia Sportage SX Turbo that just debuted in the United States.
The Sportage SX Turbo packs a 256 hp turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine with 358 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic and a choice of front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. The “GDI” engine uses direct injection and offers lower fuel consumption than comparable V6 powerplants.
Additionally, the Sportage SX Turbo gets firmer suspension, unique 18-inch wheels, dual exhaust tips and a slightly different grille.
Base U.S. prices peg it as starting at Dhs 95,000 for the FWD version and even more for the AWD model, so it is unlikely the Turbo will ever be offered in the Middle East market, where buyers aren’t ready to pay above Dhs 100,000 for a compact Kia yet.
For UAE prices and GCC specs, visit the Kia Sportage buyer guide.