Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kia Borrego

The production model, designed by automotive designer Peter Schreyer, former chief designer for Audi, was introduced at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. The vehicle was originally shown as a concept car under the Kia Mesa name at the 2005 North American International Auto Show and went on sale in Korea as the Mohave prior to its release in the United States. In the US, the Borrego went on hiatus for the 2010 model year, with no word on its return or cancellation, after lower than expected sales in 2009.

kia borrego Pictures, Photos \x26amp;

As of December 2, 2010, the Kia website no longer lists the Borrego as a production model, and the previous address for it advertises the new Kia Sorento as a replacement vehicle. Kia, however, still sells the Borrego in Canada, meaning the Borrego is a Canada-only nameplate now.


The Borrego uses body-on-frame construction, with available adjustable air-suspension, hill-descent control and a high- and low-range automatic transmission. The Borrego has three standard rows of seats in the US. The Borrego will be fitted with either the 3.0 L VGT diesel V6 (in 2010), second-generation Lambda II 3.8 L V6 producing 276 horsepower (206 kW) or the recently developed 4.6 L V8 Hyundai Tau engine. The Tau V8 will be tuned to give less power but more torque than in the Hyundai Genesis sedan, and creates 337 horsepower (251 kW). The V8 has a towing capacity of 7,500 lb (3,400 kg), and the V6 is able to tow 5,000 lb (2,300 kg). It has a navigation system available as an option.

NAIAS 2008: Kia Borrego

First Look: 2009 Kia Borrego

Black Kia Borrego

2010 Kia Borrego front

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