Kia Telluride

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Kia Telluride
Overview
ManufacturerKia Motors
Production2019–present
AssemblyUSA: West Point, Georgia (KMMG)
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFF or F4
RelatedKia Sorento
Hyundai Palisade
Powertrain
Engine3.8 L Lambda II V6 GDi
Transmission8-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase114.2 in (2,900 mm)
Length196.9 in (5,000 mm)
Width78.3 in (1,990 mm)
Height68.9 in (1,750 mm)
Curb weight4,112–4,482 lb (1,865–2,033 kg)
Chronology
PredecessorKia Mohave/Borrego


The Kia Telluride is a upcoming 7-seat mid size SUV, built by Kia Motors. Introduced as a concept car in 2016, the vehicle will debut in the spring of 2019 as a 2020 model.

Overview[edit]

The production version of the Kia Telluride was launched at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The first public debut was a customized version inspired by fashion designer Brandon Maxwell's Texas-inspired collection, at New York Fashion Week in September 2018.[1] The overall design is similar to the 2016 concept except for the front end which was completely redesigned. The production model utilizes a larger 3.8L V6 and eschews the hybrid powertrain. Its width, height and wheelbase have been noticeably decreased when compared to the concept model.

Development[edit]

Kia Telluride Concept
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Overview
ManufacturerKia Motors
Production2016
DesignerTom Kearns (KCDA)[2]
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size crossover SUV[3]
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, all-wheel-drive
RelatedKia Sorento
Hyundai Palisade
Powertrain
Engine3.5 L Lambda II V6 GDi
Electric motorElectric motor (130 hp)
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,081 mm (121.3 in)
Length5,000 mm (196.9 in)
Width2,010 mm (79.1 in)
Height1,800 mm (70.9 in)[4]
Chronology
PredecessorKia Mohave/Borrego

Named after the town in Colorado, it was first introduced at the 2016 North American International Auto Show. A mid-size, three-row, seven-passenger SUV, the Telluride is based on a modified Sorento chassis, and powered by a transversely-mounted 3.5-liter gasoline direct injected V6 producing 270 hp combined with an electric motor making 130 hp, for an overall output of 400 hp. Fuel consumption is claimed to be 30 miles per US gallon (7.8 L/100 km).[5]

The exterior is finished in dark myrite paint and features a squared off body riding on 22-inch rims, as well as an enlarged tiger nose grille and multiple LED headlamps, consistent with Kia's current design language (as of 2016).[6] The car's suicide doors swing open 90 degrees in opposite directions,[7] revealing a pillarless design.[4] Some of the interior components are 3D printed, marking Kia's first usage of 3D printing technology.[8]

Trim levels and pricing[edit]

The Telluride will offer three level trims, the standard base S, the mid level EX, and top of the line SX level. The latter will offer a "Prestige Package," which is a fully loaded all-wheel drive option.[9]

Kia announced that the MSRP for the Telluride in the United States will start at around $31,690 for the S level, with $42,535 for SX and $46,935 with the optional package.[10] It also hopes to take on its fellow American-built rivals, the Chevrolet Traverse and the sixth-generation Ford Explorer, in the large size crossover SUV segment.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 Kia Telluride Makes Texas-Sized Debut At NY Fashion Week". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  2. ^ "KIA TELLURIDE CONCEPT MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT". Kia Media. January 11, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Gauthier, Michael (September 8, 2018). "2020 Kia Telluride Officially Revealed Through Customized Version". Carscoops. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Aaron, Chris (January 12, 2016). "Kia Telluride concept previews premium 7-seat SUV". Paul Tan's Automotive News. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  5. ^ Sheehan, Sam (January 11, 2016). "Kia Telluride concept SUV revealed". Autocar. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  6. ^ Atiyeh, Clifford (January 11, 2016). "Kia Telluride Concept: Fool's Gold". Car and Driver. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  7. ^ Hard, Andrew (January 11, 2016). "Kia debuts three-row, seven-passenger Telluride concept in Detroit". Digital Trends. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  8. ^ Garlitos, Kirby (January 12, 2016). "2016 Kia Telluride Concept". Top Speed. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  9. ^ "2020 Kia Telluride comparison: Specs and pricing versus other 3-row crossovers" from Autoblog (February 8, 2019)
  10. ^ "Kia Telluride three-row SUV pricing revealed" from Autoblog (February 7, 2019)
  11. ^ "All-New Kia Telluride Lands To Take On Chevrolet Traverse" from GM Authority (February 8, 2019)

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