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First Kia Mid-Size SUV Will Make World Debut at Detroit Auto Show

December 21, 2007

IRVINE, CA – Kia Motors America (KMA) will give its new mid-size 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 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 full line of vehicles that offer a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty to consumers. Borrego will be available with either a V-6 engine or the company’s first V-8 offering.

Kia Motors America — the sales, marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation in Seoul, South Korea — offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 630 dealers throughout the United States. For more information, visit

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