The 2018 Kia Telluride implies a three-row, seven-passenger, all-wheel drive with an impeccably muscular stance. The new Telluride comes packed with a lot of premium tech features that prove handy for users. It shares a similar platform with the Kia Sorento mid-size SUV.
Nonetheless, the only notable difference is that Kia’s platform is significantly upgraded to host a bigger chassis and the latest plug-in hybrid drivetrain technology. The Telluride’s muscular stance is apparent with its flared fenders, which wrap around a set of 22-inch wheels with 275/45 R22 tires. The 7-seater Kia Telluride SUV gets a Dark Pyrite Green exterior color.
2018 Kia Telluride – Exterior and Interior Specs
Visually, the 2018 Kia Telluride highlights an aggressive body and big chrome nose that evoke the memories of the Ford Excursions. The manufacturer says the upcoming Kia Telluride is an SUV but not a crossover. Although it borrows inspirations from the Sorento, it is 9.5 inches longer, 4.4 inches taller and 4.7 inches wider. Its wheelbase also stretches by 11.9 inches.
The overall exterior design is fresh, modern and appealing to the eyes of the targeted audience. The 2018 Kia Telluride will probably use lightweight materials that include high-strength steel, aluminum and carbon fiber. The length of the wheelbase becomes 121.3 inches, whereas the length of the vehicle from head to toe becomes 196.9 inches. From the front, you can view an aggressive 79.1 inches wide car that bears a tiger nose grille.
The Kia’s headlights and taillights will likely receive the new LED technology. Its wheels will also feature a huge grid and heavy shock absorbers that will enhance grip and increase stability on the road. The Dark Pyrite Green color is, up to this point, the only paint that appears fantastic on the redesigned Kia Telluride.
The Kia’s comprehensive design highlights a long and spacious cabin. Its cabin carries comfy seats with exclusive leather covering and safety belts. A two-passenger second row is another unique feature setting this SUV apart. The supposed two-passenger row is foldable to create adequate space for luggage in case there are few passengers in the car.
The automaker intends to install a new infotainment system with lots of safety functions. These comprise an advanced braking system, parking assist sensors, power steering wheel, rearview camera with an HD display on the console, lane switching assists and airbags for each passenger on board.
You also are likely to find an advanced seven-speaker audio system that makes the interior more entertaining. The cabin of the 2018 Kia Telluride is large enough to accommodate up to seven occupants.
Engine Specs of the 2018 Kia Telluride
The 2018 Kia Telluride gets a 3.5-liter direct injected V6 petrol engine that produces 270 horsepower. There is also the likelihood of a 130 HP electric motor that gets mounted on the rear axle. The all-wheel drive powertrain will claim the best fuel efficiency that enables it to traverse 30 mpg on the highway. The vehicle tops out at 155 miles per hour and receives an automatic transmission gearbox.
MSRP and Release Date
There is no official communication from Kia regarding the release date and price. However, speculations suggest that the 2018 Kia Telluride may touch the dealership by the end of 2017 or early 2018. Prices vary depending on the trim that you choose.
The estimated price ranges from $30,000 for the base trim up to $40,000 for the expensive options. Stay tuned for more updates as they come our way.