While it’s still simply a principle, reports say the wildly luxurious Kia Telluride Principle, which debuted at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, has been given the green light for production. The 2019 Kia Telluride guarantees to be a cutting-edge, full-size SUV that pushes technological borders without compromising high-end. Telluride is a three-row, seven-seat hybrid vehicle with a muscular, upright position and special rear-hinged back doors that open in tandem with the front doors to a 90-degree angle for ease of entry. The first 2 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 different look than we’re used to from Kia. This SUV was enormous at 70.9 inches tall, 79.1 inches wide and 196.9 inches long, and its customized Sorento wheelbase was 121.3 inches long. On top of hugging, the Telluride boasted an upright design with lots of body lines to draw one’s eye from one end to the other. It also boasted vertical taillights, hood scoops, dual exhaust, and a bigger variation of Kia’s Tiger Nose grille. Obviously, there are a couple of things that will not make it to the production Telluride, like the rear-hinged rear doors, but we anticipate the rest to be quite close to the idea.
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 consists of two second-row captain’s chairs and a third-row bench. We likewise anticipate all the current 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 powerful hybrid powertrain that boasted a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a 130-hp electrical motor with a combined 400 hp. On top of its massive power, this powertrain could provide up to 30 miles per gallon highway, according to Kia’s quotes. While this sounds excellent, we anticipate 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 official on the Telluride’s release, but it’ll reportedly be around for the 2019 or 2020 model year. Provided its most likely positioning in the lineup, look for the production Telluride to sit almost the Sorrento in prices, which ranges from $26,890 to $47,290 (location charges consisted of). The Telluride’s competition could include models like the Mazda CX-9, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Dodge Durango.
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