We saw Telluride concept a couple of months back. Now we have a Kia car which is an SUV that resembles the called idea. This prompted the conclusion that we are really checking out a 2019 Kia Telluride. After a couple of months of delay, the South Korean carmaker took its brand-new three-row SUV for a ride.
2019 Kia Telluride Review
Kia did its finest to hide any kind of design details by loading heavy camouflage on top of their new SUV. Yet regardless of their initiatives, few things were easy to see. For example, Kia’s production variation of 2019 Telluride will certainly sport a various set of headlights compared to its concept predecessor. The concept variation flaunted a horizontally shaped layout of the collections while the production-ready variation which is being tested has vertical ones.
One thing that both models have in common is the grill which won’t alter. On the side end of the car, you can notice by the form of camouflage that concept’s suicide doors will certainly be deserted for even more classical design.
At the back, we couldn’t conjure up excessive, as the camouflage covers the majority of Telluride’s back side. Yet by the looks of it, it will certainly retain principles angular taillights.
Engine and Specs
Presently we can not make sure what 2019 Kia Telluride sports under the hood. The concept variation had a plug-in hybrid with a 3.5-liter V-6 that had a result of 400 horse power. The manufacturing will more than likely have a lot more devices to provide, but we cannot be sure in our guesses. One of the most likely choice to locate its means onto 2019 Telluride is the 3.3-liter V-6 which has an output of 290hp and 252 lb-ft of torque on Kia’s various other versions (Sorento and Cadenza). The transmission used will probably be an eight-speed automated.
Kia executive director Peter Schreyer claimed in January, throughout 2018 Detroit Auto Show, that Telluride was green-lit for production. The main objective is making 2019 Kia Telluride a costs SUV which would be marketed solely on the American market. The strategies to deliver it globally are still being considered, with Australian market being liked location. Something makes sure when Telluride get’s released later this year it won’t be offered in Europe. Company officials are suggesting that market there does not require one more huge SUV.
Taking into consideration that production of brand-new 2019 Telluride was validated only a few months back which we simply obtained our initial spy photos the price is practically difficult to establish. We state practically due to the fact that we are mosting likely to attempt. The current leading SUV in Kia lineup is Sorento. This automobile is priced at $27,000 for the entry-level model. But its price range goes up to over $47,000. Looking at this brand-new Telluride which will certainly use much more premium feeling than Sorento at its entry model will more than likely command a price approximately $40,000. With more tools, packages, and various powertrain alternatives its price will go up to mid-$50,000.