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Kia Sportage SX Turbo Official 8
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, crossover, high performance model, Kia Sportage, Sportage SX, SX Turbo, SX Turbo variant, US on 03 8th, 2011

The Kia Sportage has announced its new SX Turbo variant. The new model sports a revised grille and modified side skirts. This high performance model has got a dual exhaust system and rides on unique 18-inch alloy wheels. However, the interior has not been subjected to big changes, though it includes new aluminum door sills and a revised instrument cluster.

Kia Sportage SX Turbo
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The engine option includes a turbocharged 2.0-liter GDI engine with an output of 256 hp (191 kW / 260 PS) and 264 lb-ft (358 Nm) of torque. It is mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle comes equipped with a sport-tuned suspension that features stiffer shocks and revised struts.

The Sportage SX will hit the US showrooms later this month. The crossover sports a starting price of $25,795.