Kia Telluride is a boxy and unfussy SUV and a unique off-roader!

Kia TellurideKia Telluride is the automaker’s second try at a full-size SUV. As such, it surely features elements that everyone would like to see in a 4×4. This is how Kia is looking ahead and it definitely isn’t disappointing.

Visually, body of the Kia Telluride is chunky. The big chrome schnoz stirs up the memories of the Ford Excursions and believe it or not, it’s that way on purpose. The company describes the Kia Telluride as a SUV, rather than a just a crossover. Moreover, it is based on the Sorento; however, it’s  4.7 inches wider, 9.5 inches longer, and 4.4 inches taller. The wheelbase of the Telluride has also been stretched by 11.9 inches.

Kia Telluride is a boxy and unfussy SUV and a unique off-roader!

Kia TellurideThe Kia Telluride sports a lot of production cues besides those rear suicide doors. It has a normal-size mirrors and pillars and the panels don’t have some wild surface details. In addition, it features 22-inch wheels, giant grille, and multiple-LED headlamps. All in all, the Kia Telluride has just the right show-car items that can grab even a fraction of your attention.

When it comes to the interior of this Kia, it becomes way more interesting. The company has put a lot of effort to make it a worthy opponent. The two-passenger second-row chairs seem to negate the possibility of a 3rd row. But, the third row is just folded away. Though, we doubt that anyone could sit there.

The second-row seats, naturally,feature leg rests. However, these ones go even further with several bodily sensors that the folks at Kia embedded in the seat back. They display the results on the door panels that show system messages. The Kia Telluride doesn’t feature deployable blood-pressure sleeves but, it does have LEDs surrounding the moon-roof.
Beneath the murky Dark Pyrate paint of the Kia Telluride there is a plug-in-hybrid powertrain. Specifically, there is a 130-hp electric motor and a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 270 HP. Kia didn’t share any other specs but, they said that the Telluride will reach production. See what it is all about!