We saw Telluride concept a couple of months back. Now we have a Kia lorry which is an SUV that resembles the called suggestion. This triggered the conclusion that we are really checking out a 2019 Kia Telluride. After a number of months of delay, the South Korean carmaker took its new three-row SUV for a ride.
2019 Kia Telluride Review
Kia did its finest to hide any type of design information by loading hefty camouflage on top of their brand-new SUV. However despite their efforts, couple of things were easy to observe. As an example, Kia’s production variation of 2019 Telluride will certainly sporting activity a various collection of headlights compared with its concept predecessor. The concept variation boasted a horizontally shaped design of the clusters while the production-ready version which is being checked has upright ones.
One thing that both designs have in common is the grill which won’t change. On the side end of the vehicle, you can observe by the shape of camouflage that concept’s suicide doors will certainly be deserted in favor of more classic design.
At the rear, we could not conjure up way too much, as the camouflage covers most of Telluride’s rear end. But by the appearances of it, it will certainly retain principles angular taillights.
Engine and Specs
Currently we cannot be sure just what 2019 Kia Telluride sporting activities under the hood. The concept version had a plug-in crossbreed with a 3.5-liter V-6 that had an output of 400 horsepower. The manufacturing will more than likely have much more systems to offer, but we can’t make sure in our guesses. The most likely choice to find its method into 2019 Telluride is the 3.3-liter V-6 which has an output of 290hp and 252 lb-ft of torque on Kia’s other versions (Sorento and Cadenza). The transmission supplied will certainly probably be an eight-speed automatic.
Kia executive director Peter Schreyer claimed in January, during 2018 Detroit Auto Show, that Telluride was green-lit for production. The primary objective is to earn 2019 Kia Telluride a premium SUV which would be marketed exclusively on the American market. The strategies to ship it around the world are still being considered, with Australian market being chosen location. Something makes certain when Telluride obtain’s launched later this year it won’t be marketed in Europe. Business authorities are recommending that market there doesn’t require another big SUV.
Taking into consideration that production of new 2019 Telluride was validated only a few months earlier and that we simply got our first spy images the price is practically impossible to identify. We state nearly because we are mosting likely to try. The existing top SUV in Kia schedule is Sorento. This vehicle is priced at $27,000 for the entry-level model. Yet its price range rises to over $47,000. Looking at this brand-new Telluride which will provide a lot more premium feeling compared to Sorento at its entrance version will certainly most likely command a price in the region of $40,000. With more equipment, plans, and different powertrain options its price will go up to mid-$50,000.