Thursday, October 22, 2020
News Kia Masterpiece Concept Debuts At The Seoul Motor Show

Kia Masterpiece Concept Debuts At The Seoul Motor Show

Although the Kia Borrego was nothing short of a major flop in North America when it launched ten years ago, its future is big, bold and bright based on the Kia Masterpiece Concept.


I was at the launch of the Kia Borrego in the Canadian Rockies some 11 years ago and notably remember that Kia was five years or so behind the curve as the economy began collapsing all around us.

Simultaneously, the Mohave (a Borrego by another name) debuted in other markets and fared much better. The success is spawning a second generation of the truck and for the moment, we know it as the Kia Masterpiece Concept.

Before you begin wondering, yes, the Mojave or Borrego II will be sold alongside the all-new Kia Telluride and no, it won’t come to North America.

What’s most notable about the Kia Masterpiece Concept is its massive front end. Typically, the “tiger nose” grille is exactly that, a grille. But here, it’s essentially the entire fascia into which the ice-cube themes four-point LED headlights are affixed. Who complained about BMW’s oversized grilles?

All kidding aside, the Kia Masterpiece Concept, with Mojave badges and not Kia logos, is a handsome truck. The rear-end sports lots of Infiniti QX80 somehow but we do like the quad tailpipes nicely fitted to the rear bumpers. No word as to what the pipes are connected too yet but we’ll imagine it’s a 500-horsepower supercharged 5.0L GDI V8.

Kia Mohave Masterpiece Concept
Kia Mohave Masterpiece Concept

Trending Now

C8 Chevrolet Corvette Production Resumes

800-850 will be assembled per week. 2020 Vettes may be built until December. 2023 70th anniversary Corvette reservations are being taken. There seems to...

New Volkswagen Golf R To Be Introduced On November 4th

The next Golf R should be the most powerful ever. It’s part of VW’s #MissionR plans. The Golf R completes the new MK8...

The Lotus Evija On The Track At The Goodwood SpeedWeek

Three Evija are on public display at Goodwood. Lord March, son of the event host, the Duke of Richmond, gets a hot lap. ...

50 Years of Range Rover so Why Not a Parade?

Highlights: Bare Chassis prototype, record breakers First Range Rover and fire truck included in parade and formation This year marks 50 years of the...

2021 Tesla Model 3 Is Updated And Gains More Range

Pricing is unchanged despite the upgrades. Some updates include a power trunk lid and chrome trim delete. Interior trim accents changed as well. Serious...
Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.