The 2020 Kia Telluride is getting even closer to its arrival, giving Kia fans around the world something to look forward to. Kia refers to the Telluride as the “future of the luxury SUV” and already has many details about this vehicle listed on its website. While it is widely accepted the Telluride will be available in the near future, it is still considered a concept car by the Kia website.
At a Glance
According to Kia, the Telluride is a premium hybrid sport-utility vehicle that encourages drivers to reimagine what we can get out of a vehicle. The cabin holds seven passengers and includes four captain’s chairs in black leather along with foldaway footrests for the middle row. The huge sunroof makes the cabin feel even more spacious. Overall, the Telluride is 70.9 inches high, 196.9 inches long, 79.1 inches wide. It has a 121.3-inch wheelbase.
The Kia Telluride will feature a 3.5-liter V6 powertrain that is hybrid electric, delivering 400 combined horsepower. This engine is transverse-mounted. It should get 30 mpg on the highway and features an advanced all-wheel drive. That powertrain is a near-future PHEV.
There are also plenty of features in the Telluride concept that seem futuristic to some degree. The front four seats, for example, have Smart Sensors that display real-time vital health information that is then displayed on screens on the interior door panels. There is also a Light-Emitted Rejuvenation system that uses a ceiling-mounted LED panel to deliver therapeutic light. The push-button start is fingerprint-activated, so not just anyone can start the vehicle. Swipe Command is also fairly innovative as this media-control band sits in the second row and is touch-activated.
More Interior Features
Those seven seats are divided among three rows. In addition to the four captain’s chairs in black leather, the third row is a folding bench seat. Making use of the latest technology, the steering wheel, door panels, and dashboard are all 3D-printed. There is also a seven-speaker Harman Kardon audio system plus wireless headphones and wireless phone charging.
There are a handful of photos of the Telluride on the Kia website, but some stand-out features include the horizontal LED indicator lights, recessed quad-LED headlamps, biggest tiger-nose grille, hood scopes, dual exhaust tips, and vertical taillights that are thin. The rear and front doors are both hinged and open up 90 degrees. The Telluride sits on 22-inch, five-spoke wheels. Overall, the Telluride has an upright and muscular stance with sleek, long lines.
More to Come
All of the above information comes straight from the Kia website, but the brand will have more details to come when this vehicle is actually ready to hit the market. Expect some minor changes, and some of the details to be ironed out. Certain things, however, will not change, including that the Telluride will be a few inches both longer and wider than the Sorento. It should also be able to hold eight people or seat seven with the version with captain’s chairs described on the Kia website.