The 2011 Kia Sportage is set to go for $18,295 ($18,990 with destination), while coming equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, power windows, doorlocks and mirrors, auxillary inputs and Bluetooth connectivity.
Powered by a 2.4L, 176 horsepower 4-cylinder, the Sportage is also set to get the 270 horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo motor from the Hyundai corporate stable.
More luxurious LX models will feature LED turn signal indicators, keyless entry and privacy glass. The top of the line model gets 18-inch rims and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Six airbags, four-wheel ABS and electronic stability control are also standard.
Hit the jump to read the official press release