The Sage said:Interesting, I noticed the opposite when I listen to the video on the UK Kia Sportage website. "Sportarge" does sound more European.
Techno said:Steady... for a lot of people in the UK,Europe is a dirty word.
Welcome to this forum. BTW you can tell your friends that your car is made in Europe, Slovakia to be precise, and not Korea.
Yes, I found that out today after I'd made that post. Typical! If they've only got to make cars for Europe it makes you wonder why there is such a backlog.kiaman said:Slight correction Techno, I you may find the the "Sportiges" for the US market are made in Korea , The Slovakia plant seems to be for the European Market as I understand
Blow-in said:'Sportidge' sounds a bit like the way we Brits pronounce 'garage'
'Sportarge' sounds a bit like the way North Americans pronounce 'garage'
So why is it Sportarge in the UK and Sportidge in N America when it should be the other way around?
Techno said:<DIV style="BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; MARGIN: 2px; LINE-HEIGHT: 1.4; BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; -: none">[ If they've only got to make cars for Europe it makes you wonder why there is such a backlog.
One ofthedealers I visitedalsosold Hyundais (sp?) and I asked him if there was a clash of interests as the ix35 was pretty much the same car underneath. He told me no because, in his experience, they appealed to different age groups. He didn't say which age group preferred which car though.kaivish said:AFAIK, Hyundai bought KIA, and the hyundai ix35 ( SUV based on same chasis as Sportage ) does not have the same problem of delivery since the interest on those cars are almost the same it has been the last few years, so the hyundai factories can clear the orders in expected time.