While it’s still simply a concept, reports say the extremely luxurious Kia Telluride Concept, which debuted at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, has actually been okayed for production.
The 2019 Kia Telluride promises to be a cutting-edge, full-size SUV that pushes technological limits without compromising high-end. Telluride is a three-row, seven-seat hybrid vehicle with a muscular, upright position and distinct rear-hinged back doors that open in tandem with the front doors to a 90-degree angle for ease of entry. The very first two rows are fitted with four black-leather captain’s chairs, behind which sits a folding three-seat bench. The middle seats recline almost flat and feature fold-away footrests for ultimate comfort.
2019 Kia Telluride Design
The Telluride Concept came in with a far various appearance than we’re used to from Kia. This SUV was enormous at 70.9 inches tall, 79.1 inches large and 196.9 inches long, and its customized Sorento wheelbase was 121.3 inches long.
On top of being big, the Telluride boasted an upright design with lots of bodylines to draw one’s eye from one end to the other. It also boasted vertical taillights, hood scoops, dual exhaust, and a bigger version of Kia’s Tiger Nose grille. Naturally, there are a couple of things that will not make it to the production Telluride, like the rear-hinged rear doors, but we expect the rest to be quite near to the principle.
2019 Kia Telluride Interior
Inside, the Telluride had much of that concept feel. One thing we anticipate to make the transition to production will be its seven-passenger capacity that includes two second-row captain’s chairs and a third-row bench. We also anticipate all the latest technology, like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a premium audio system, heated seats, a big touchscreen, and more.
2019 Kia Telluride Engine
The Telluride Concept showed off a potent hybrid powertrain that boasted a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a 130-hp electric motor with a combined 400 hp. On top of its massive power, this powertrain might deliver up to 30 miles per gallon highway, according to Kia’s quotes. While this sounds terrific, we expect something more traditional, like possibly Kia’s turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 or the 5.0-liter V8.
2019 Kia Telluride Pricing & Release Date
There is still nothing main on the Telluride’s release, however it’ll reportedly be around for the 2019 or 2020 model year. Given its likely positioning in the lineup, try to find the production Telluride to sit just about the Sorrento in prices, which varies from $26,890 to $47,290 (location costs included). The Telluride’s competition could include models like the Mazda CX-9, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Dodge Durango.