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2008 Detroit Auto Show: 2009 Kia Borrego

SEOUL, S. Korea — The all-new 2009 Kia Borrego has officially broken cover in its home market of Korea, where the full-size utility vehicle will be sold as the Kia Mohave.

The U.S.-spec Borrego will debut in two weeks at the Detroit auto show.

2009 Kia Borrego2009 Kia Borrego-2Kia 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.

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.

What this means to you: The Ford Explorer will experience its first real competition from Korea. — Y.S. Chae, Correspondent.

© Source: edmunds
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