Saturday, January 25, 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

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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 1,400 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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