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Engines And Transmissions - (Australia)

August 28th, 2007




ENGINES

2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol (LX only)
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine powering the new Sportage LX model is the same engine that is used in the Cerato, Kia's entrant in the small car segment.

The Euro-III compliant engine features double overhead camshafts and Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) for improved drivability and fuel consumption.

It produces maximum power of 104 kW @ 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 184 Nm @ 4,500rpm.

The 2.0-litre Sportage LX with five-speed manual transmission is capable of a top speed of 179 km/h. It can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 10.4 seconds and from 60-100 km/h in 10.1 seconds.

Using the Australian Government's official ADR81/01 combined cycle, the 2.0-litre engine with manual transmission in the Sportage LX can achieve fuel economy of 8.2 litres per 100kms.

2.7-litre V6 petrol (EX V6 only)
The Euro-III compliant V6 engine features double overhead camshafts and Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) for improved drivability and fuel consumption.

It produces maximum power of 129 kW @ 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 241 Nm @ 4,000rpm.

The 2.7-litre Sportage EX V6 with four-speed automatic transmission is capable of a top speed of 180 km/h. It can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 10.5 seconds and from 60-100 km/h in 6.0 seconds.

Using the Australian Government's official ADR81/01 combined cycle, the Sportage EX V6 can achieve fuel economy of 10.9 litres per 100kms.

2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel (EX CRDi only)
Kia is committed to building best-in-class powertrains and taking on the technical challenges of designing passenger vehicle diesel engines that reduce CO2 emissions while at the same time improving driving performance.

Kia has more than 30 years' experience in designing and mass producing diesel engines for many applications. The company has been at the forefront of high speed direct injection diesel engines and continues to work towards the development of even 'cleaner' diesel powertrains in the future, including NOx after-treatment systems and more cost-competitive diesel powertrains.

The 2.0-litre Sportage CRDi engine features common rail direct injection (CRDi) by Bosch, a high performance Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) technology from Garrett and an exhaust particulate filter made by world leading manufacturer Engelhard.

The turbine housing in the VGT contains a set of movable vanes which adjust boost by controlling exhaust turbine inlet pressure.

At low engine speeds when exhaust flow is low, the vanes are partially closed. This increases the pressure of the exhaust pushing against the turbine blades, spinning the turbine faster to generate more boost.

As engine speed increases so does exhaust flow, and the vanes are opened to reduce turbine pressure and hold boost steady or reduce it as needed.

The Euro-IV compliant turbo-diesel produces maximum power of 103 kW @ 4,000rpm and maximum torque of 304 Nm available from 1,800-2,500rpm, ensuring the engine runs most often in the heart of the torque curve while still delivering up to 7.1 litres per 100kms.

The six-speed manual Sportage EX CRDi offers excellent flexibility in everyday driving and the ability to reach a maximum speed of up to 176 km/h.

TRANSMISSIONS

The front-wheel drive Sportage LX is fitted with a five-speed manual transmission as standard. An optional four-speed tiptronic-style 'intelligent' automatic transmission with electronic control that monitors a variety of parameters to guarantee smooth shifts adapted to individual driving styles is available at extra cost. The transmission features Kia's Sport Mode system that allows the driver to exercise sequential manual shifting in place of fully-automatic operation.

The Sportage EX V6 is only available with the four-speed tiptronic-style 'intelligent' automatic transmission with electronic control that monitors a variety of parameters to guarantee smooth shifts adapted to individual driving styles.

The Sportage EX CRDi is only available with a new six-speed manual transmission.


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