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.
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.