• ben dunaway Posted: 1/5/2010 11:06am PST

    I bought the borrego, 2wd v6, and i am very happy with it. smooth quiet, lots of room, still fits in garage. Milage fair better then epa says. Bad advertising I did not know it existed until a month ago. Keep selling it in 2010 and advertise.

  • Casey Verdant Posted: 1/1/2010 11:59am PST

    This is terrible news! The Kia Borrego FCEV is a great hydrogen vehicle: with the fuel cell stack and electric motor combined power of 225 kW. It's a shame it won't hit the market!
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  • realist Posted: 1/1/2010 7:05am PST

    That's right, there's no way that anybody would need a useful vehicle that can fit over 6 people, tow their trailer and go off-road. Oh, no wait, there's lots of people that could use a utility vehicle, just not the majority. They would have had a chance if they introduced the diesel in North America, but they blew it.

  • Revealed Said Posted: 12/30/2009 10:24pm PST

    Foltz nailed it. A large body-on-frame SUV is not what the market or the world needed. For the people who need one, GM and Ford dominate that category. Kia should stick to doing what it does best: provide small, increasingly stylish and well-equipped, and INEXPENSIVE cars.

  • A. L. Foltz Posted: 12/30/2009 8:17pm PST

    The Borrego is actually very good at what it does. For anyone who has driven one they know it's smooth, comfy, refined and powerful. It also comes in at a great price for it's segment...unfortunately that segment no longer exists.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 12/30/2009 7:00pm PST

    I agree with most of the above -- though I have a feeling that the much-sexier, snazzier Soul may be too edgy for the gated community set.
    That said, if the loss of the Borrego is the only ding Kia takes this year, they should probably consider themselves lucky.

  • dave Posted: 12/30/2009 6:41pm PST

    One fewer box on the road.

  • Damien Thomas Posted: 12/30/2009 5:49pm PST

    Good riddance. The less of these road behemoths, the better!

  • ede Posted: 12/30/2009 4:35pm PST

    Maybe Kia can convince soccer moms to drive the Soul so they don't lose out on that demographic.

  • lucifer Posted: 12/30/2009 10:38am PST

    guess it takes more than a v8 to sell an suv

  • Tall1 Posted: 12/30/2009 9:36am PST

    No surprise there - it was bad timing and BLAND styling that did this SUV in. It looked outdated the moment it was announced.