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2020 Kia Mohave revealed

Off-road capable SUV given a more modern appearance, but much of the car still seemingly dates back to 2008.
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The heavily revised Kia Mohave was revealed overnight in South Korea.

As far as we can tell, the facelifted Mohave is almost identical to the Mohave Masterpiece concept, which made its debut at this year's Seoul motor show.

Up front the Mohave sports a dramatically restyled with exposed LED headlight pods, a rugged take on the company's signature tiger-nose grille, a restyled bonnet, and splashes of faux metal on the front bumper.

Along the sides the bulging wheel arches, doors and window outlines carry over unscathed. Changes on the flanks seem limited to the plastic cladding along the lower section, which have now have a bit more scalloping and are dressed up with metal-style accents.

At the rear there's a new bumper design, four exhaust tips, a wider licence plate holder, and new full-width LED tail-light band with prominent Mohave branding.

Kia has yet to release any photos of the interior or details about the updated Mohave's drivetrain.

Prior to its facelift, the body-on-frame Mohave was powered by a 191kW/560Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 coupled to an 8-speed automatic, and a four-wheel drive system with high- and low-range. Given the AWD and V6 3.0 badging on the tailgate, this drivetrain looks to be carried over.

Earlier models sold briefly in the US included 3.8-litre V6 and 4.6-litre V8 engines. Korean market Mohaves are available in both five- and seven-seat trims.

Despite the car's age available features on the pre-facelift model included lane departure warning, a surround view camera system, hill start assist, forward collision warning, automatic high beam operation, 8.0-inch infotainment system, and an electric tailgate.

The updated Mohave goes on sale in South Korea from September this year.