North American models of the Sportage, set to go on sale in December, will come with a base 2.0-liter I4 engine, with an upgrade option of a 2.7-liter V6. European models have an added option of a 2.0-liter diesel engine.
It also has side curtain airbags, and folding rear seats as standard features. The company said it plans to produce 60,000 units for North America and 20,000 for Europe. Production for the European model will begin in early September.