Kia has revealed the production version of its Telluride concept car, which the Korean manufacturer unveiled this time two years ago at the Detroit Auto Show.
Described by the company as a “big, bold and boxy” design with “square, burly-shouldered shapes”, the new flagship SUV is the largest Kia ever, providing seating for up to eight.
It is also the first Kia that has been designed specifically for the U.S. and is a product of the Kia Design Center located in Irvine, California.
Underneath, the car is powered by a 3.8-litre V6 GDI engine generating 287 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 262 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm, and which is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
It also gets four-wheel independent suspension in addition to four drive modes, namely, Smart, Eco, Sport and Comfort. There are lots of tech and driver-assistance features too, as part of what Kia calls a “bells and whistles galore” approach.
When it goes on sale later on this year it will come in four trims, LX, EX, S and SX with a choice of front-wheel or optional all-wheel drive.
The Telluride will be assembled at Kia’s manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia alongside the Sorento and Optima models.