Worldwide Kia is primarily known for its affordable and economy vehicles. KIA’s vision for the future full-sized crossover took shape at already mentioned Auto Show in Detroit with the unveiling of the new concept, named Kia Telluride Concept. The upcoming vehicle will be a full-size, three-row SUV and it will be based on the same platform that underpins the current Sorento. The new Kia Telluride Concept will be a very large vehicle, even larger, wider and taller than the Sorento. The shape of the new model will be beautiful, and it will come with a spectacular body design to catch the attention of its fair share of lovers.
Kia Telluride – Fresh New Look in Design:
From the outside, the upcoming Kia Telluride Concept is very simple and nice, and we can see a retro exterior design. This model will be dressed in a Dark Pyrite Green, and the exterior is certainly an unquestioned highlight of the entire package. The curvaceous styling that we can see in others modern SUVs will not be characteristics of the Kia Telluride Concept. Unlike them, the new Telluride will come with a well-developed and more upright stance. The front end of this crossover has the retro styling as we can see in old school American trucks. Well known “tiger nose” grille is still there, but here we also have some modification, for example, the new grille will have the rectangular shape, and it will come in a no-frills. In order to have a modern vehicle, the Korean automaker installed quad-LED headlamps as well as horizontal LED indicator lights. The side profile of the upcoming model follows the same design treatment and here we can see suicide-style doors. This remarkable crossover will ride on 22-inch five-spoke wheels paired with 275/45R22 tires branded by Hankook Ventus ST.
Inside the cabin, the new Kia Telluride Concept is decorated with black leather and with a lot of others high-quality materials. The cabin is very spacious, and it will be able to accommodate up to 7 passengers. The four captain seats make up the first two rows, and each of these seats is planted with Smart sensors that can read the health information of the passenger who seats there. For entertainment in the cabin, there will be a seven-speaker Harman Kardon system. We can also expect Wireless cell phone charging inside. Swipe Command – multimedia control system will also be available.
Kia Telluride – Performance of Engine:
Under the hood, the upcoming Telluride will be powered by a 3.5-liter GDI V-6 engine and an electric motor. The engine is capable of producing 270 hp, and the electric motor is capable of generating 130 hp which brings the total output to 400 hp. There is no official information about how much torque the hybrid engine can produce, but we think that those numbers will reach about 280 pound-feet of torque. According to KIA, the fuel consumption on the highway will be more than 30 mpg. All power will be routed to the all four wheels. The acceleration from 0-60 mph is around six seconds while the top speed is 150 mph.
Kia Telluride – Expected Launch and Price:
The Kia Telluride is a positively perfect example how makers can combine traditional and modern characteristics to give this vehicle a charming look and also superb performance. The new model is amazingly huge, and it is one of the best-looking SUV concepts. If you want to possess the new Telluride, you will need to pay about $38.000, and as we wrote in the intro, the release date was at Detroit Auto Show 2016.