2020 Kia Mohave Reveals Stylish And Massively Upgraded Interior

Kia is only a few weeks away from launching the new generation Mohave in Korea, and has just previewed its interior design for the first time by posting official sketch on their local website.

Compared to the outgoing (and, frankly, quite old) iteration, the changes are significant, with a more simplistic dashboard panel, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and distinctive dual-zone climate control.

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The center console houses the automatic gear shifter, drive mode selector and buttons for the hill start assist and other systems, next to the two cup holders and cubby. Leather and contrast stitching covering the top of the dashboard and door panels, and there’s also wood, aluminum and piano black trim.

Equipment includes electrically adjustable seats with heating and ventilation, Quilted Nappa leather, multi-zone climate control, three rows of seats, USB ports, surround view monitor, head-up display, smartphone wireless charging, premium sound system and many more.

Powering the 2020 Mohave is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel that’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. We still have to work on our Korean, but from what we can decipher it produces 256 HP (260 PS / 191 kW) and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) of torque.

It’s still too early to say whether Kia will launch it in North America too as the successor of the Borrego that was discontinued in 2009 due to disappointing sales. The fact that it already has brand new three-row SUV, the Telluride, to cater to big families makes any predictions nigh impossible.

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  • Knotmyrealname

    OK, first up, yes, a massively improved interior, completely different to before, but so different, it basically looks like it was lifted straight from an Audi. And then, unfortunately doesn’t at all tie in with the exterior! It’s a shame they didn’t apply this to another model. Would’ve suited something like a premium sedan better.
    Or an Audi…..

    • NWxSW

      Probably because they lifted the designer straight from Audi…

      • yonceous

        it’s literally inspired by the kia Telluride just with a more luxurious feel

        • NWxSW

          Right which was also designed under Peter Schreyer, Kia’s head designer that they hired from VAG. He made his fame designing for Audi.

          • Finkployd

            He’s been replaced since nov’18

          • NWxSW


    • bd0007

      Looks better than Audi’s new dash design and is just a more modern take of what they have been doing for the Cadenza and K900 w/ their horizontal dash layouts.

  • Stephen G

    Replacing the “old, quite frankly” dashboard panel with one out of a late 60″s, early ’70’s Chrysler.

  • Bash

    Looks nice, I won’t hate being in that car now. I didn’t really hate it before tbh, but this is a big step forward. I might have to check it out closely at the show room.

    • Please buy the earth loving Model X…. This car is the reason I won’t have kids..

      • Bash

        You don’t have kids because your gender is questionable.

        • alexxx

          He IS still a kid…that’s the reason…

          • Knotmyrealname

            It’s an ‘IT’, remember.

        • ohh that’s true

      • boo boo the fool

        you do realize Kia and many other car companies are starting off their electric car process on smaller and moving up as the technology gets better. wait a couple years and the new Sorento will have a hybrid and a plug in

      • Six_Tymes

        “I won’t have kids..”

        thank you.

      • Jawohl

        It’s very obvious there are other reasons you don’t have kids

    • Finkployd

      you live in Korea ?

      • Bash

        Nope, but I’m sure someone will bring it here. They always do.

        • bd0007

          Unlikely, as it’s based on what will soon be a 2 generation old platform.

          Plus, Kia and Hyundai are developing new BoF SUVs (new platform) and Kia may do a lux CUV based on the upcoming Genesis GV80.

          • Bash

            True, I honestly totally forgot that KIA could (likely will) make its own version of the upcoming GV80.

          • bd0007

            At the same time, wouldn’t completely rule it out; can’t see Kia spending to change the front/rear fascias and totally redo the interior just for the Korean and Middle Eastern markets (where the Mohave is currently sold).

          • Bash

            Not sure about the middle east, but I thought the Mohave is being sold in Russia.

          • bd0007

            It is available in the ME.

  • bd0007

    This isn’t the “successor” to the Borrego; it IS the Borrego/Mohave but just heavily revised (2nd, more extensive refresh – like what Lexus did w/ the LS460).


  • Paul

    I love the interior, but I hate the headlights..

  • Jawohl

    Looks like another copy and paste of an Audi/vw interior.

    • kan hu

      Wow. Have eyes!

      • Jawohl

        and fingers….Thanks Scoop.

    • bd0007

      And you would be wrong (once again).

      This is just a more modern take of the linear dash designs in the Cadenza and K900.

      • Jawohl

        It’s a copy paste of outgoing Audi interior

        • bd0007


          The old Audi interior has even less similarity.

          Get a clue and stop opining about design.

          • Jawohl

            Mine isn’t an opinion

  • Jawohl

    Except for the Stinger flop

    • bd0007

      If the Stinger is a “flop”, then the Arteon is a huge disaster.

      • Jawohl


  • DMJ

    Alfa Stelvio called, he wants his interior back.

    • donald seymour

      No, it doesn’t even look anything like the Stelvio.

    • bd0007

      You mean the Stelvio dash that looks eerily similar to that of the Genesis G90 (minus the round side vents)?

  • kan hu

    This is old…

  • jfalckt

    That’s a very stylish interior

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