2009 Kia Borrego SUV Previewed

Kia has released a single image of its upcoming 7-passenger SUV.

You might recall that we’ve been referring to Kia’s upcoming midsize SUV as the Mesa for a while now, but Kia has finally given it an official name, the Borrego. The Borrego is going to be available with either a V6 or V8 engine when it goes on sale in the spring or summer of 2008. The body-on-frame Borrego SUV will be officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this coming January.

Does it seem kind of backwards that crossovers are becoming more and more popular, but Kia has decided to release an old style body-on-frame SUV instead?

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First Kia Midsize SUV Will Make World Debut at Detroit Auto Show

IRVINE, Calif., November 6, 2007 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced it will give its new midsize SUV the moniker of “Borrego” when it debuts in January at the Detroit Auto Show. The Kia Borrego will be manufactured in Korea and go on sale in North America in late spring or early summer of 2008 as a 2009 model.

Built with body-on-frame construction incorporating the latest in NVH engineering philosophy, Borrego will be Kia’s newest addition to its well-rounded full-line of vehicles that continually provide value, safety and a steadfast 10-year/100,000-mile warranty to consumers. Borrego will be available with either a V6 engine or the company’s first V8 offering, which will also boast Kia’s largest towing capacity to date.