Okia is engaged on a brand new SUV, and this one could possibly be a rugged off-roader coming to tackle the soon-to-be-revived Ford Bronco and the Jeep Wrangler stalwart.
The Korean agency has simply launched the Telluride within the full-size crossover SUV section, however our newest spy pictures present engineers testing a mid-size mannequin that bears a design clearly cribbed from the Telluride. It is doable we’re an early tester for a redesigned Kia Mohave, a automobile that was briefly offered right here because the Kia Borrego late final decade.
If the brand new SUV reaches the USA, we’ll possible see it arrive as a 2021 mannequin. It is doable the automobile finally ends up right here because the alternative for the Sorento, the present era of which was launched for 2016.
2009 Kia Borrego
The six-lug wheel design suggests extra ruggedness and off-road functionality than your typical Kia, one thing which may set this SUV other than the family-oriented Telluride. There are additionally chunky fog lights and glued operating boards, which as soon as once more recommend a automobile for lively existence. What is not clear is whether or not there is a truck-like body-on-frame platform beneath or a extra civil unibody design like that discovered within the Telluride.
We should always word that there have been reviews final August that Hyundai was trying to launch a Nissan Armada and Toyota Land Cruiser rival, and if these reviews are correct it is possible any Hyundai off-roader will probably be twinned with this new Kia SUV. Hyundai dabbled within the section early final decade with the Terracan, although manufacturing solely lasted the one era.
Keep tuned for updates as growth continues.