Kia's all-new flagship SUV recently made its official debut last August, and boy did it look imposing. Instead of going for a smooth and sleeek design, Kia went the other way and made the Mohave big, brutish, and quite frankly a bit menacing.
But we have yet to see what the 2020 Mohave looks like from the inside...until now that is. After showcasing its exterior last month, Kia has released the first images of the Mohave's interior to the public. If the outside of Kia's latest SUV looked a bit intimadating, the cabin is a completely different story.
Let's start by looking at the Mohave's fine leather upholstery. All of the seats are finished in tan and come with a quilted design, giving it a more upmarket look and finish. Then there are the splashes of wood trim, piano black trim pieces, as well as the two-tone dashboard which provide an air of sophistication.
Prefer to have captain seats at the back instead of a bench? The Mohave can do that. And if you have other passengers that need to seat at the third row, a quick press of a button is all that is needed to fold the second row seats. Occupants at the rear can even have their own HVAC controls that work independently from the front automatic climate control. There will also be plenty of charging points available at the back which include USB, as well as a 220V power inverter that can charge your iPad or laptop.
But beyond the Mohave's clean, stately, and comfortable aesthetic lies a technological powerhouse. At the front, both the driver and front passenger are treated to two, 12.3-inch digital displays. The one on the driver's side is instrument cluster while the one placed at the center is the touchscreen infotainment system.
From showing points of interests to satellite navigation, as well as the current weather and the media display, the Mohave's two large screens can simultaneously show all the necessary information needed.
As for what's under the hood, only one engine option is available for the 2020 Mohave. It's a meaty 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 that pushes out nearly 260 PS and 560 Nm of torque. Power is then shifted to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Will the Mohave make its way to the Philippines? It's unlikely, but we think this could become the automaker's answer to other high-end seven-seaters like the Ford Explorer, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, as well as the Hyundai Palisade.