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We've already seen some undisguised pictures of Kia's handsome new midsize SUV, but the vehicle just launched officially in Korea as the Mohave. Official launch means official pictures, and that's what we have here, a ton of really beautiful images of what we'll soon know as the Borrego. Not that Borrego, this one sports a full frame, seating places for seven, and the choice of Kia's strong-like-bull V6 or their first V8. The wisdom of introducing a new body-on-frame SUV at this point, especially in light of the coming new CAFE rules, might be questionable, but the vehicle itself is handsome and it's hard to deny the inherent value that Kia bakes into its cars. We'll check the Borrego out in person when it makes it's US debut at the Detroit Auto Show. In the meantime, Carscoop unearthed a lot of great pictures to tide us over.

[Source: Kia via Carscoop]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like an old Toyota Highlander with a dash of Subaru and Nissan also thrown in, but overall it has a clean look with the impression that it is well made. It will be interesting to see in Detroit in the next couple weeks for a real impression. Internet photos don't seem to provide the real presence of any design. You miss out on the real detailing and impression a car can have.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's interesting that Ford and GM are getting out of the body on frame midsize SUV market in favor of unibody designs just as Kia is getting into the market. The next Explorer may have a turbo 4 cylinder instead of a V6?

      The next 12 years will see radical change in our auto market....
      far jr
      • 7 Years Ago
      Subaru forester on steroids?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kia Forester XL?
      • 7 Years Ago
      why does hyundai/kia always have to kill their suvs with 2 tone paint, why cant they just paint them all one color!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a Tribeca-Pathfinder!
      • 7 Years Ago
      These bashings I hear to undermine is quite dated I think.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Terracan, which this replaces, was built on an old Mitsu platform. This thing has a frame and 4 wheel independent suspension, just like the Pajero/Montero. Anyone have info if this is a recycled platform?
      If it comes here with the Diesel, it could be a great value.
        • 7 Years Ago
        i hear this is a completely new platform coming from kia, with multilink type suspension all around+ air bagged rear and no resemblance to any mitsu unit.