2023 Kia Mohave Unveiled with Minor Upgrades


The new 2023 Kia Mohave is coming, and it will only be available in Korea. This SUV looks more attractive than the Sorento or Telluride, and it is ideal for off-roading. However, unlike these two models that are built on unibody construction, the Kia Mohave features a body-on-frame platform.

In case you didn’t know, the Borrego was available in North America and China with the same platform, but it was pulled off the market in 2010 due to poor sales. Instantly recognizable, the Kia Mohave is getting a light makeover for the next year, and it will adopt the brand’s new logo.

2023 Kia Mohave side

2023 Kia Mohave Exterior

The current Kia Mohave received a major facelift for the 2020 model year. However, the 2023 Kia Mohave comes as a refresher, but it still carries on with its horizontal grille and quad-LED headlights. This SUV also features a satin silver skid plate, rear LED light bar, and an upright body style.

The Gravity variant is the pinnacle on offer, which sets itself apart with the base model in many things. This variant comes with a gloss black accents and some of the chromes detailing. Also, the Mohave comes with Kia’s new logo, putting this body-on-frame SUV in line with the rest of the model range.

Interior Refreshments

Speaking of the interior, the latest 2023 Kia Mohave will introduce some upgrades and changes. First of all, it features more quality materials, and it has an updated steering wheel as well as new Terracotta Brown and Taupe Gray upholstery. In general, it looks a bit luxurious inside, featuring 2-rows of seats, with great comfort for five passengers.

We must also mention that Kia has been adding new dual-layer glass and plenty of soft-touch materials. Some of its other features that are standard are Lexicon audio system, two 12.3-inch screens for the gauges and the infotainment, LED ambient lighting, and ventilated seats.

2023 Kia Mohave interior

2023 Kia Mohave Engine Specs

Beside improved ride, the new 2023 Kia Mohave will be available with an improved engine as well. Power comes from a 3.0-liter diesel engine that can produce 253 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. The engine, according to Kia, is equipped with the latest “emission reduction device” to satisfy current requirements in South Korea.

Anyway, Kia claims that this didn’t have an impact on the performance of this SUV. Unlike the Sorento and Telluride models, the Mohave uses an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel drive system.

2023 Kia Mohave rear

2023 Kia Mohave Release Date, Price

As we mentioned, the 2023 Kia Mohave is an upcoming SUV that will only be available in Korea. So, this model won’t be coming to the United States, unfortunately.

As far as we know, the new SUV is now available for sale, and its pricing starts at ₩49.58 million, which is around ($41,397). However, pricing will rise for the range-topping Mohave Gravity, climbing to ₩58.71 million ($49,020). The price is justified, considering the Kia Mohave has been given a light makeover.

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