Only for the USA, the Kia Telluride debuts at the Detroit Motor Show
The Los Angeles Auto Show It was the place chosen for the presentation of the Hyundai Palisade . The largest road of the Asian conglomerate has been designed and developed specifically for the American market. However, Kia was not going to stay crossed, because at the Fashion Week in New York he presented the Telluride Concept .
At that moment , the Kia Telluride , was unveiled in conceptual format and without confirming whether it would reach production. However, the Asian firm has chosen the Detroit Motor Show to confirm their plans, launch it to the market. In this way, they complete their range in the upper zone, as it becomes their flagship, surpassing the Sorento .
Powerful and forceful design
To design the Kia Telluride , the makers of the brand decided to bet on the design center located in Irvine ( California). Taking this fact into account, we must understand that it is intended exclusively for the local market, United States . Thus, it reaches an outer length of almost five meters and has very straight and powerful lines. Thanks to this, it offers a cabin that has space for up to 8 passengers .
The basic lines of design show the integration of the Grill "Tiger Nose"
strong> of Kia in a powerful frontal. The large optical groups, with LED technology, are reminiscent of those used by the Cadillac Escalade. In the side view, the wide wheel arches and the acristalda surface stand out. Finally, in the rear has a very vertical gate and optical groups of original design.
Mechanical gasoline, American style
If we go inside, we might think we are in a BMW of last batch. The center console is very similar to the one used by the last X5 and even Series 7. However, the quality of the set is high, being highlighted with elements such as the Harman Kardon audio system with more than 1,000 W of power. In addition, the possibilities of equipment will be very extensive, with elements such as a touch screen 10.25 inches.
The mechanics that move the Kia Telluride is gasoline and high displacement and power. We are talking about the block 3.8 liters V6 GDI of 295 HP of power and 355 Nm of maximum torque. It is associated with an automatic cutoff transmission and 8 relations. Thanks to it, the power reaches the ground to the previous wheels or to all through an effective total traction system .
However, its arrival in the American market will occur before the end of the year, but in Europe we will not see it.