2007 Kia Borrego review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 12 November 2007 , 21:11:38 byAngela

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Kia Borrego

Kia will reveal the new mid-size SUV, Borrego in January 2008 at the Detroit Motor Show. This model is actually the first mid-size SUV from Kia and it features a lot of elements that make it refine and even elegant. The car was built, mainly, for the US customers, but for other markets as well. The Borrego will be manufactured in Korea and will go on sale in the early of 2008 with overseas sales beginning in late spring or early summer. The available engines are the V6 and the V8. Its styling has as base the Mesa concept vehicle that was revealed by Kia for the first time at the 2005 Motor Show in Detroit. It has room for up to seven occupants and the third-row seating is designed to comfortably accommodate two adult.

Kia Motors has revealed that the corporation‚Ä™s all-new, mid-size, SUV will bear the name Kia ‚ÄėBorrego‚Ä™ when it makes its world premiere at the Detroit Motor Show in early January 2008.

Code-named HM during development, the new Kia Borrego is the first mid-size SUV from Kia and features a body-on-frame construction incorporating the latest NVH engineering philosophy for enhanced refinement. With room for up-to-seven occupants, the newest addition to the Kia model line-up gives the brand a truly comprehensive global product range that delivers value, safety and ownership peace of mind to consumers.

The latest example of Kia‪s commitment to designing products to suit specific markets, the Borrego is primarily intended to meet the needs of consumers in the USA. Borrego will be available with either a V6 engine or the company‪s first V8 offering (in some markets), which will also boast Kia‪s largest towing capacity to date. The Borrego, named after the bighorn sheep native to California‪s largest desert state park, will be manufactured in Korea and begin sales there in early 2008 with overseas sales commencing in late spring or early summer.

The Kia Borrego styling is derived from the Mesa concept vehicle first shown by Kia at the Detroit Motor Show in 2005 and is larger than Kia‪s popular Sorento model. The Borrego‪s third-row seating is designed to comfortably accommodate two adults.