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Kia Borrego Earns Five-Star Crash Safety Rating from U.S. Government


Highest Possible Ratings for All-New Kia Mid-Size SUV in Frontal and Side Impact Crash Tests

  • All-New Borrego joins 4 other Kia models with five-star pile-up reserve rating
  • Bevy of customary apparatus outshines foe
  • IRVINE, Calif., September 5, 2008 – The all-new 2009 Kia Borrego has achieved a five-star pile-up reserve rating, a top rating possible, for all seating positions in a latest frontal and side impact pile-up tests conducted by a U.S. Department of Transportations National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is a initial time Borrego has been tested by a supervision agency.

    Borrego is Kias newest car and it is a primary instance of a joining and loyalty to providing a best and many present customary reserve facilities in vehicles for consumers, pronounced Byung Mo Ahn, organisation boss and CEO of Kia Motors America (KMA) and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG). Borrego joins 4 other Kia models Optima, Sportage, Sorento and Sedona in garnering a five-star pile-up reserve rating, and serve positions Kia as a critical up-and-coming contender in todays rival and economically severe automotive market.

    The seven-passenger Borrego is a latest entrance in a midsize SUV shred and offers a same high turn of customary reserve apparatus that has turn synonymous with a Kia code as good as additional facilities disdainful to a midsize SUV. Standard reserve facilities include: modernized airbags, front chair mounted side airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags for all 3 rows and drivers knee airbag (V8 models only); four-wheel front brakes with an antilock stop complement (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and traction control complement (TCS); tire vigour monitoring complement (TPMS); electronic stop placement (EBD); and a stop support complement (BAS).

    Borrego is accessible with a 3.8-liter, 276-horsepower V6 or a 4.6-liter, 337-horsepower V8. Borrego combines superb energy with well-developed performance. Towing ability is 5,000 pounds for a V6 and a class-leading 7,500 pounds for a V8. Fuel economy also is considerable for a midsize SUV with a best-in-class EPA rating of 15/22 city/highway for a V8 with 2WD and 15/20 city/highway for a 4WD. When partnered with a V6, Borrego is means to grasp a rival EPA rating of 17/21 city/highway (2WD) and 16/21 city/highway (4WD).

    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 2007, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of record U.S. sales. 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.

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    Government star ratings are partial of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) ( Vehicle Tested with Standard Side Airbags (SABs).

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