2008 Kia Mohave

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Kia Mohave

2008 Kia Mohave | road

Desert Stormer?

The Kia Mohave

Mo-har-vee) is named after rigorous testing

ground in the US which intrudes on four and has Las

Vegas as a glittering oasis in its So in theory, having been

in such a demanding environment – the not Las Vegas –

it should be perfectly to the Middle East. Kia is positioning

the Mohave in the opposite fighting to the likes of the

At the press launch

week UAE journalists were to a leisurely drive from the

of Dubai out into the middle of the where we hoped to

be able to put the through its paces both on and off

So what does the Mohave

From the outside the angular reminiscent of some of the

Stateside feels a little out of place on a but once you get

used to its broad and gently chrome grin and wrap-around

there is something quite and simple about

it, based as it is on the concept first shown in in

2005. It’s not really you look beyond the rear

One assumes that Kia

expect the to be used at least in some for rugged

duties as it features a sump as well plastic wheel-arch and

The of the

Mohave shouldn’t really be a by now. Kia have ploughed a

lot of and effort into refining the that the

customer can expect for the of money they spend, and it

that they have up trumps with the Mohave. OK, the is not

of the highest quality and the interior are not up to the

standard of premium quality but for perceived quality, texture,

As the the first

Kia Mohave

thing you notice is the design of the instrument cluster

and the red when you switch on the lights. You

notice the subtle design such as the matt wood or

brushed aluminium effect common to executive vehicles, as

To drive, the Mohave

feels fairly sure-footed and as to inputs as you would

expect a 5m 2m wide 7-seater SUV to be. The 3.8-litre V6

Highway driving is very

the Mohave could

be quite Unfortunately, Kia had obviously requested the

organisers make sure new ‘tough guy’ SUV was treated

with just a few light log a run up a gentle dune and down

again and a 50 metre slalom Not really what you would a

After four years in

the Mohave looks set to be a serious to Kia’s

to get what you pay for: now you get more. Expect to see it Kia

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