An SUV designed to suit European tastes The Kia Sportage is the latest in a line of vehicles from American and Asian carmakers to be designed and built in Europe. It is almost identical to the Hyundai ix 35. Both were given their finishing touches at Hyundai's European Design Center in Rüsselsheim, Germany. And the car was assembled in Slovakia. Prices in Germany start at 20,000 euros. We take the new Kia 2.0 CRDI with a 100 kW engine for a spin.