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Even the usually Straightline'd blog from Edmunds isn't entirely sure whether what they've paid for are pictures of the new Kia Mesa three-row SUV or if they're just someone trying to keep an already announced Hyundai SUV warm in winter. They're argument for "yes, it is" is that this mule appears to share some styling cues from the Mesa concept revealed at the '05 Detroit show. They also point to Hyundai dropping the Santa Fe-platformed triple-row Veracruz into the mix for next year and of course they'd need to prostitute use that platform as much as possible. And really, that's about all we've got to say about this.

FV Report: 2009 Kia Mesa [Edmunds Straightline]

Spy Photos: Hyundai Mesa [internal]