Kia Motors America says its new midsize SUV, the Borrego, will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

The vehicle is due to go on sale in North America in late spring or early summer as an ’09 model, the auto maker says.

The Borrego, to be built in South Korea, will offer V-6 and V-8 engines, the latter marking the first time a V-8 will have been offered in a Kia, providing the largest towing capacity for the auto maker to date.