While 2019 Kia Telluride still simply a concept, rumors say the extremely glamorous Kia Telluride Concept, which debuted at the 2016 Detroit Vehicle Program, has actually been okayed for production.
The 2019 Kia Telluride promises to be a cutting-edge, full-size SUV that pushes technological limits without compromising luxury. Telluride is a three-row, seven-seat hybrid automobile with a muscular, upright position and unique 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 4 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 convenience.
The 2019 Kia Telluride Concept came in with a far various appearance than we’re utilized to from Kia. This SUV was massive at 70.9 inches high, 79.1 inches wide and 196.9 inches long, and its customized Sorento wheelbase was 121.3 inches long.
On top of huging, the Telluride boasted an upright design with plenty 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 version of Kia’s Tiger Nose grille. Naturally, there are a couple of things that won’t make it to the production Telluride, like the rear-hinged rear doors, but we expect the rest to be pretty near to the concept.
Inside, the 2019 Kia Telluride had much of that concept feel. Something we anticipate to make the shift to production will be its seven-passenger capability that includes two 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 big touchscreen, and more.
The 2019 Kia Telluride Concept displayed 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 huge power, this powertrain could provide up to 30 miles per gallon highway, according to Kia’s quotes. While this sounds great, we expect something more traditional, like perhaps Kia’s turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 or the 5.0-liter V8.
There is still nothing official on the 2019 Kia Telluride release, but it’ll supposedly be around for the 2019 or 2020 model year. Provided its most likely positioning in the lineup, try to find the production Telluride to sit just about the Sorrento in rates, which varies from $26,890 to $47,290 (location costs consisted of). The Telluride’s competition could include designs like the Mazda CX-9, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Dodge Durango.