Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced it will give its new midsize SUV the moniker of “Borrego” when it debuts in January at the Detroit Auto Show. The Kia Borrego will be manufactured in Korea and go on sale in North America in late spring or early summer of 2008 as a 2009 model.

The 2009 Borrego is based on the mesa Concept, unveiled in 2005 at the Detroit Auto Show. Built with body-on-frame construction incorporating the latest in NVH engineering philosophy, Borrego will be Kia’s newest addition to its well-rounded full-line of vehicles that continually provide value, safety and a steadfast 10-year/100,000-mile warranty to consumers. Borrego will be available with either a V6 engine or the company’s first V8 offering, which will also boast Kia’s largest towing capacity to date.

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steves  (103) posted on 11.8.2007

looks ugly from what i can make out

steves  (60) posted on 11.8.2007

Yeah, Kia should’ve tried something more original..

tango  (372) posted on 11.7.2007

I think it looks more like a cross between a Toyota Prado/Lexus GX (rear) and a Chrysler Pacifica (front).

tango  (68) posted on 11.7.2007

Hmm....looks like a Tribeca/Outlook.

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