Kia Borrego


Kia Borrego

Infobox Automobile
name = Kia Mohave


manufacturer = Kia Motors
parent_company = Hyundai Kia Automotive Group
production = 2008-
engine = 3.8 L Lambda II V6
4.6 L Tau V8
class = Mid-size SUV
aka = Kia Borrego
wheelbase = Auto in|114.0|0
length = Auto in|192.1|0
width = Auto in|75.4|0
height = Auto in|71.3|0
transmission = 6-speed automatic
5-speed automatic
assembly = Hwasung, South Korea
body_style = 4-door SUV
related = Hyundai TerracanFact|date=August 2008
Kia SorentoFact|date=August 2008
layout = Front engine, rear-wheel drive/Four-wheel drive
The Kia Mohave, marketed in North America as Kia Borrego (named for the Anza-Borrego Desert) is a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) manufactured by the South Korean Kia Motors. The vehicle debuted in 2008 in the Korean [cite news
last = Brooks
first = Glenn
coauthors =
title = South Korea: Kia Mohave SUV previews 2009 Borrego for Canada and US
work =
pages =
language = English
publisher = AutomotiveWorld.com
date = 2008-01-04
url = http://www.automotiveworld.com/VMSI/display.asp?contentid=65607&vmsiid=21
accessdate = 2008-08-13
] and US markets.

Production history

The production model, designed by automotive designer Peter Schreyer, has been introduced at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. [ [http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070920/FREE/70920003/1530/FREE Mesa memories: - AutoWeek Magazine ] ] 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.

The Kia Borrego is named after the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California; Borrego means "bighorned sheep" which can be found in the state park [ [http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Overview-c10876-2009-Borrego.html 2009 Kia Borrego - Overview for Kia Borrego - CarGurus ] ] .

Technical details

The Borrego uses body-on-frame construction, with available adjustable air-suspension, hill-descent control and a high- and low-range gearbox. The Borrego has three rows of seats. The Borrego will be fitted with either the 3.0 L VGT diesel V6 (in 2010), second-generation Lambda II 3.8 L V6 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 will create convert|333|hp. The V8 will have a towing capacity of convert|7500|lb|abbr=on, and the V6 will be able to tow convert|5000|lb|abbr=on. It will have Kia's first navigation system , which will be available as an option.

References

External links

* [http://www.kia.com/110607.php Kia Motors America Press Release]
* [http://mohave.kia.co.kr/ 2008 All-New Kia Mohave official website] ko icon
* [http://www.netcarshow.com/kia/2009-borrego/ Kia Borrego photo gallery]


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