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First Drive: 2009 Kia Borrego

Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Kia Borrego Could there be an any worse time to debut a brand new body-on-frame SUV like Kia has done with the new 2009 Borrego? Gas prices have most every new car shopper running from SUVs into small cars with four-cylinder engines. In fact, many SUV early adopters are now driving much smaller sedans like those models that make up Kia's bread-and-butter line. Enough new Korean vehicles were sold in America so far this year that the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group managed to outpace mighty Honda in total sales as it roared into the number five worldwi... Read More

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    Report: 2009 Kia Borrego recalled over brake pedal issue
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    Kia is warning owners of its 2009 Borrego (all 21,912 of them) that the SUV's brake pedal mounts could present a problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall action, the mounts are made of a "fiberglass composition" that could fracture in an accident. This could render the brakes unusable and require the driver to use ...

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    Report: No 2010 Kia Borrego, model's future uncertain
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    There really isn't anything wrong with the Kia Borrego. When compared directly to its intended competition, the big, boxy, body-on-frame SUV is both attractive and fully class competitive, as we learned the first time we got any significant time in its driver seat. That said, there's no doubt that the Borrego's model launch was an object lesson in ...

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    VIDEO: Kia remains committed to fuel cells, shows more of Borrego FCEV
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    Kia and their partners at Hyundai are still moving full speed ahead on developing fuel cell technology for their vehicles. For its part, Kia has released new footage of their latest fuel cell prototype, the Borrego/Mohave FCEV. (The Borrego is badged as Mohave in the Korean market). The video explains some details of this latest-generation hydrogen test ...

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    VIDEO: Kia remains committed to fuel cells, shows more of Borrego FCEV
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    Kia and its partners at Hyundai continue to move ahead on fuel cell technology, and Kia has released new footage of their latest fuel cell prototype, the Borrego/Mohave FCEV (the Borrego is badged as Mohave in the Korean market). While the base Borrego is a rear/all-wheel drive body-on-frame SUV, the FCEV drives the front wheels through a 110 kW AC ...

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    Fido Approved: America's top ten pet-safe vehicles
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    Most people don't pay it any mind, but car accidents and pets don't mix. Just like with humans, wrapping your car around a telephone pole can kill Fido dead. Or really injure the cute little guy. To draw attention to this issue, a website called Bark Buckle Up has teamed up with Edmunds.com to bring us their Top 10 Pet Safe Vehicles. As Bark Buckle Up ...

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    Kia plans UK hybrids within three years, but favors hydrogen in long-term
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    Kia's first hybrid vehicle recently went on sale in the automaker's home market of Korea and, according to Simon Hetherington, Kia's UK marketing director, the company plans to launch a range of hybrid vehicles in the United Kingdom within three years. Interestingly, though, Kia doesn't necessarily see hybrids as the way of the future. Speaking to Channel ...

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    First Drive: hydrogen-powered Kia Borrego FCEV and Nissan X-Trail FCV
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    It's hard to learn much about a car in 10 minutes, but when that's all you've got, you study quick. During the Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2009 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia last week, we got to spend a few minutes in both the Nissan X-Trail FCV and the Kia Borrego FCEV. Both of these large vehicles participated in the 1,700-mile Hydrogen Road Tour ...

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    LA Preview: Kia to debut fuel cell-powered Borrego SUV
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    Apparently the production version of the Kia Soul won't be the only debut on the Kia stand next week in Los Angeles. Kia will also be featuring a version of its new Borrego SUV with electric drive and a hydrogen fuel cell. The fuel cell stack is the fourth generation of Hyundai's in-house developed system as in the i-Blue concept that appeared at last ...

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    SEMA 2008: Kia Borrego Limited Concept does its best Escalade impression
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    With the Escalade on the ropes, it looks like Kia might step in to rescue all those lovers of blacked-out blinged-up chromed-out big-wheeled SUVs. The metallic black Borrego Limited Concept that debuted at SEMA today gets chrome exterior mirrors, chrome upper and lower grilles, chrome door handles, a chrome rear bumper insert, and "flashy 22-inch Avarus ...

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    First Drive: 2009 Kia Borrego
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Kia BorregoCould there be an any worse time to debut a brand new body-on-frame SUV like Kia has done with the new 2009 Borrego? Gas prices have most every new car shopper running from SUVs into small cars with four-cylinder engines. In fact, many SUV early adopters are now driving much smaller sedans like those ...

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    Detroit 2008: Kia Borrego arrives at the wrong time
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    click above for more high-res live shots of the 2009 Kia BorregoPerhaps the biggest news about the Kia Borrego is that it marks the introduction of a V8 to the Korean automaker's powertrain arsenal. On the other hand, maybe we're just power-addled. Lobbing an entry into the midsize-SUV arena, Kia has stuck with the traditional body-on-frame strategy that ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Kia Mohave/Borrego launches in Korea
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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 ...

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    Detroit '08 Preview: Kia Borrego drops in for some egg nog
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    click above image for high-res gallery of the Kia BorregoIt's that time of year again when people call up all their friends and invite them over for some holiday cheer and the car makers are no exception. Kia Motors kicked off the festivities the other night with a little gathering at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. The invitation promised Kia ...

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    LEAKED! Every angle of the upcoming 2009 Kia Borrego SUV
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    click above image for big gallery of the 2009 Kia BorregoKia probably was hoping not to unveil every nook and cranny of its new Borrego SUV (called Mohave in Korea) this way, but the internet is a cruel mistress and it just goes to show that you shouldn't park your new SUV on a red carpet in public if you don't want people taking pictures of it. These ...

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    Detroit '08 Preview: Kia names new SUV the Borrego
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    Kia has slapped a name on the production body-on-frame SUV born from the 2005 Mesa concept. Dubbed "Borrego," the truck will be offered with V6 or V8 power and have a grille that looks uncannily similar to the one on the Subaru Tribeca. Its headlights are reminiscent of the pre-facelift Chrysler Pacifica, too. We know that designs are locked in long before ...

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