2009 Kia Borrego: The Future

Meet Kia Borrego. “Borrego” came from Southern California’s Anza Borrego Desert. 2009 Kia Borrego’s specifications: the engine type is dual overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, aluminum alloy V6 or V8; engine size for V6 is 3.8 liters / 231 cu. in and in V8 are 4.6 liters / 282 cu. in.; horsepower for V6 is 276 @ 6000 rpm and for V8 is 337 @ 6000 rpm; torque (lb-ft) for V6 is 267 @ 4400 rpm and for V8 is 323 @ 3500 rpm; transmission for V6 is 5-speed automatic and for V8 is 6-speed automatic; wheelbase / length is 114.0 in. / 192.3 in.; fuel capacity is 20.6 gal; fuel requirement is 87-octane unleaded regular gasoline; tires are P245/70R17 std, P265/60R18 opt; brakes, front / rear are vented disc/ solid disc, ABS, KBD standard; the suspension, front/ rear is independent double wishbone / independent multilink; ground clearance is 8.5 inches; and drive train, longitudinal front engine, rear or dual-range four wheel drive.

Knowing the specifications, it is also essential to know its performance. 2009 Kia Borrego can run from 0 to 60 mph within the estimated 7-9 seconds. It was called a “halo vehicle” by Kia representatives during the press briefing. It is the one that will attract new, upscale customers to Kia. The design of Borrego is based upon the target customers. The target customers are affluent suburbanite with active lifestyle. Plus, the ones who need a vehicle that can carry up to seven passengers and can tow 5,000 pounds (V6 trim) or 7,500 pounds (V8 trim). The basis of its boxed frame is the Sorrento, but Borrego is smaller and stretched. For its strength, rigidity, and light weight it is hydro-formed. To reduce road noise, engine, harshness, and road vibrations its rigid body is rubber-mounted.

You can’t prove those things aforementioned unless you won’t try to drive one. How? It’s up to you.

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