While it’s still simply an idea, rumors state the wildly luxurious Kia Telluride Idea, which debuted at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, has been okayed for production. The 2019 Kia Telluride promises to be a cutting-edge, full-size SUV that pushes technological boundaries without jeopardizing high-end. Telluride is a three-row, seven-seat hybrid vehicle with a muscular, upright position and distinct rear-hinged back entrances 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 supreme comfort.
2019 Kia Telluride Design
The Telluride Concept came in with a far different look than we’re used to from Kia. This SUV was massive at 70.9 inches high, 79.1 inches wide and 196.9 inches long, and its modified Sorento wheelbase was 121.3 inches long. On top of being big, the Telluride boasted an upright style with a lot of bodylines to draw one’s eye from one end to the other. It also boasted vertical taillights, hood scoops, double exhaust, and a larger variation of Kia’s Tiger Nose grille. Of course, there are a couple of things that will not make it to the production Telluride, like the rear-hinged rear doors, however we expect the rest to be pretty near to the concept.
2019 Kia Telluride Interior
Inside, the Telluride had much of that idea 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 likewise expect all the latest technology, like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a premium audio system, heated seats, a large touchscreen, and more.
2019 Kia Telluride Engine
The Telluride Concept flaunted 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 enormous power, this powertrain might deliver up to 30 miles per gallon highway, inning accordance with Kia’s quotes. While this sounds fantastic, we expect something more conventional, like possibly Kia’s turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 or the 5.0-liter V8.
2019 Kia Telluride Pricing & Release Date
There is still absolutely nothing main on the Telluride’s release, however it’ll reportedly be around for the 2019 or 2020 model year. Offered its most likely positioning in the lineup, search for the production Telluride to sit almost the Sorrento in prices, which varies from $26,890 to $47,290 (destination charges included). The Telluride’s competitors might consist of models like the Mazda CX-9, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Dodge Durango.