Kia Borrego Awarded New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) 2009 Winter Vehicle Award

Posted on 03. Mar, 2009 by in Kia Canada


Kia Midsize SUV Named Best-in-Class Sport Utility Vehicle Between $25,000-$35,000

  • Borrego offers important multiple of power, fuel economy, towing ability and warranty
  • Midsize SUV also famous for affability in cold-weather conditions
  • IRVINE, Calif., Mar 3, 2009 Kia Motors America (KMA) currently announced a 2009 Kia Borrego has been given a Best-in-Class Sport Utility Vehicle $25,000-$35,000 endowment as partial of a New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) 2009 Winter Vehicle Awards competition. Also comparison as a Best Kept Secret in a Editors Choice Awards and given a Best Bet eminence by The Car Book 2009, Borrego (which tied with a 2009 Honda Pilot) was respected for a absolute V8 engine, towing capacity, considerable fuel economy, superb guaranty and ranked aloft than a Volkswagen Tiguan, Jeep Commander, Dodge Durango, Land Rover LR2, Hummer H3 and Hyundai Veracruz.

    “Having Borrego famous by NEMPA as a tip winter car is a covenant to a vehicles loyal capabilities,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of marketing, KMA. “Characteristics including plenty newcomer and load space, towing ability and considerable fuel economy make it a viable choice for those who live in a cold-weather segment but carrying to scapegoat cost or comfort.

    Voted on by members of NEMPA, winners of a annual NEMPA Winter Vehicle Awards contingency be all- or four-wheel-drive and are awarded for a vehicles ability to accommodate a needs and comfort of a standard New England motorist in cold-weather conditions. Borregos winter-friendly facilities including chair heaters, Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) also were taken into care during voting. The NEMPA classification is comprised of a tip members of a automotive media in a New England area.

    Borrego is offering with a DOHC, all-aluminum 3.8-liter V6 as good as Kias first-ever DOHC 4.6-liter V8 engine, also all-aluminum; both engines are some-more absolute than any in Kias line to date. While a V6 produces a rival 276 horsepower during 6,000 rpm with 267 pound-feet of torque during 4,400 rpm, a V8 generates a class-leading 337 horsepower during 6,000 rpm with 323 pound-feet of torque during 3,500 rpm some-more absolute than a Toyota 4Runner, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Jeep Grand Cherokee and GMC Acadia. Borrego runs on unchanging unleaded fuel compared to some other competitors that need reward unleaded, and achieves best-in-class fuel economy of 15/22 city/highway for a V8 with two-wheel drive, and a important 15/20 city/highway for a V8 with four-wheel drive.

    2009 Product Line

    Kia Motors America offers a energetic and different product line of 11 vehicles to accommodate a needs of all lifestyles. The 2009 car line facilities a organic Rondo CUV and award-winning Sedona minivan along with a far-reaching accumulation of renouned newcomer cars, including a polished Amanti full-size sedan, eloquent Optima midsize sedan, versatile and compress Spectra and Spectra5, and sporty nonetheless fuel fit Rio and Rio5 subcompacts. The car line also facilities a affordably lush Borrego, imperishable Sorento and value-packed Sportage SUVs. The 2010 Soul will serve element a lineup when it arrives in dealerships this spring.

    About Kia Motors America

    Kia Motors America (KMA) is a sales, selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 640 dealers via a United States. For 2008, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline The Power to Surprise.

    Kia Motors America is a Official Automotive Partner of a NBA. Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

    Compared to 08 midsize SUVs
    Comparison to 2008 EPA highway fuel economy estimates for midsize SUVs with V8 2WD. Actual mileage might vary.

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