Kia has upgraded many of its advanced driver assistance technologies on the 2021 Kia Mohave model.
Kia launched the 2nd generation Mohave and the SUV quickly impressed the media around the world. Mohave is known as Borrego in the US and China. In the 2nd generation, Mohave is only sold in the domestic market because other markets already have Telluride.
The 2nd generation Mohave received an upgrade in 2021. With more technological upgrades, the SUV gets smarter, according to Kia. The most notable upgrade is the semi-automatic steering assistance system, which makes the driver more comfortable on highways and in congested traffic.
In addition, the Mohave 2021 also features smart cruise control, which can manually adjust the speed at highway exit / entry. This feature works based on data from the navigation system and the map. Forward collision warning system assists at intersections. When a vehicle is detected, the system automatically activates the brake.
The HUD screen, which is raised from 8.5 inches to 10 inches, is one of the 2021 upgrades. With its larger size, the HUD screen shows more curvature of the road and supports lane change.
The Korean automaker also added smart seat control for the 2021 Mohave. Based on the driver’s height, the car will automatically adjust the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and rearview mirror accordingly. A wireless phone charger is standard on all Mohave 2021 models. The cabin is quieter thanks to thicker glass.
Powering this SUV is a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged diesel engine that meets Euro6 RDE emissions standards. This engine produces 256 hp and 560 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to all 4 wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Euro6 is currently the highest emissions standards, before Euro7 was introduced in 2025. RDE is the emissions measured under actual operating conditions.
Mohave 2021 in Korea is distributed with 3 versions of Platinum, Masters and Gravity are priced at 44,500 USD, 48,400 USD and 52,000 USD respectively.
In the 2nd generation, Mohave has a strong design similar to Telluride. The first part of the 2 cars also has many similarities such as the grille, the light system. At the rear, Mohave feels healthier with the stretched taillights.