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    I think the Sportage is quite nice. I had a rental for a few weeks in 2007 and both my wife and I enjoyed driving the little SUV. Not a bad face lift for the cousin of the Hyundai Tucson. Both Kia and Hyundai continue to receive praise for their modern designs and this model will be no different.

    Does anyone here read french? Should I just post a link in the future with no text if the article is in french? Est ce qu'il y a du monde ici qui lit le francais?


    By: Gilles Olivier
    Autonet.ca

    Alors, que son p'tit cousin le Tucson de Hyundai vient tout juste de se pointer le bout du museau chez les concessionnaires, voilà que le Kia Sportage également de 3e génération, va profiter d'un dévoilement en grande première mondiale à Genève, pour nous présenter une toute nouvelle mouture, plus solide et plus mature.

    Comme il se doit, ce dernier partage la plate-forme et de nombreux éléments mécaniques, avec le Hyundai Tucson. Ils sont tous les deux assemblés à l'usine d'Ulsan en Corée du Sud.

    Le Kia Sportage 2011 présente une carrosserie au style plus abouti par rapport au design du modèle précédent, en plus de s'offrir un look qui lui est exclusivement réservé afin de mieux se distinguer, face à son p'tit cousin.

    Par rapport au modèle actuel, le nouveau Sportage bénéficie de dimensions légèrement relevées et ce à tous les niveaux. Mais, heureusement tout en demeurant un CUV de gabarit compact. Ainsi, il offre plus de dégagements aux passagers et plus d'espaces de chargement.

    A l'instar du Tucson, il bénéficie d'une nouvelle planche de bord, entièrement redessinée et repensée, laquelle peut désormais recevoir un système de navigation et toutes les connections multimédia qui sont devenues des essentielles, même sur les versions dites d'entrée de gamme.

    Bien que l'information concernant la motorisation qui l'accompagnera en sol Nord Américain ne soit pas connue, on peut facilement imaginer que cette dernière sera le quatre cylindres de 2,4 litres qui développe une puissance de 176 chevaux. Un tout nouveau moteur plus puissant et surtout plus économe que le moteur de 2,0 qu'il remplace et qui était particulièrement glouton.

    Le Kia Sportage 2011, demeure disponible soit en version à traction avant ou en versions à traction intégrale.


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    Not bad. The rear looks like the first gen Subaru B9
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    Je parle francais.

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    LED's in the headlights?!

    How original.

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    Its what kia and every Korean car company do best..

    copy everybody else.

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    sportage sounds french, I'm out, the only thing I could own that was french is a hot gatineau slooot.

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    wow, impressive

    my wifey has a 2010 tucson.. they certainly share the same body lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by b6turbo View Post
    Its what kia and every Korean car company do best..copy everybody else.
    Got that right...
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    Kinda looks like a civic/accord mix...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Full Monty View Post
    Not bad. The rear looks like the first gen Subaru B9
    not a good thing. tribecas are FUGLY

    Quote Originally Posted by b6turbo View Post
    Its what kia and every Korean car company do best..

    copy everybody else.
    you should see korean cars and Chinese cars not sold in North America.

    they have carbon copies for almost every crossover/suv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michal View Post
    LED's in the headlights?!

    How original.
    yea... i dont like audi for that...so stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by TYPERRER View Post
    yea... i dont like audi for that...so stupid
    it looks sexy on an audi.. not so much on a kia

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    why dont these brands come up with their own style already.. i hate fkn korea

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    Quote Originally Posted by nofatchickscarwillscrape View Post
    why dont these brands come up with their own style already.. i hate fkn korea
    Because it helps stimulate the car environment. If you have the same car, you become innovative. Besides, there is only so much you can do with a 3 box design. Honda Crosstour anyone?

    Danny, for the record, I read French and appreciate these articles.

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