Jan 7th, 2008 by RJ Menezes
Kia Motors has just announced they’re new full-size SUV. Called the Mohave in it’s home market of Korea, when it comes to the U.S. it will be badged the Borrego. This has been a market that Kia has wanted to enter for a long time, as it is strong in both the U.S. and China.
The Korean price of the base Mohave with 3.0-liter V6 diesel is $34,000. In U.S. trim, the seven-passenger, body-on-frame Borrego will come equipped with either a 3.8-liter V6 or a 4.6-liter V8, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. No diesel is planned to be offered for the U.S. market.
At the vehicle’s formal unveiling here on Thursday, Kia executives said they expect to sell 48,000 of the new models worldwide in 2008, primarily in North America and China, with global sales growing to 80,000 units in 2009.
The U.S. edition will go on sale later this year as a 2009 model so look for it at Kia dealers soon.