While it’s still simply an idea, rumors say the hugely elegant Kia Telluride Concept, 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 presses technological boundaries without jeopardizing high-end. Telluride is a three-row, seven-seat hybrid vehicle with a muscular, upright stance and special rear-hinged back entrances that open in tandem with the front doors to a 90-degree angle for ease of entry. The first two rows are fitted with four black-leather captain’s chairs, behind which sits a folding three-seat bench. The middle seats recline nearly flat and feature fold-away footrests for supreme comfort.
2019 Kia Telluride Design
The Telluride Concept can be found in with a far various appearance than we’re used to from Kia. This SUV was enormous 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 huging, the Telluride boasted an upright style with lots of bodylines to draw one’s eye from one end to the other. It likewise boasted vertical taillights, hood scoops, dual exhaust, and a bigger variation of Kia’s Tiger Nose grille. Naturally, there are a few things that won’t make it to the production Telluride, like the rear-hinged rear doors, however we expect the rest to be quite close to the concept.
2019 Kia Telluride Interior
Inside, the Telluride had much of that idea feel. Something we anticipate to make the shift to production will be its seven-passenger capacity that includes 2 second-row captain’s chairs and a third-row bench. We also expect all the most recent 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 displayed 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 could provide up to 30 miles per gallon highway, inning accordance with Kia’s price quotes. While this sounds great, we expect something more standard, 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, but it’ll reportedly be around for the 2019 or 2020 model year. Given its most likely positioning in the lineup, search for the production Telluride to sit practically the Sorrento in pricing, which ranges from $26,890 to $47,290 (destination fees consisted of). The Telluride’s competition might consist of models like the Mazda CX-9, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Dodge Durango.