Although still in the first generation, the next 2020 Kia Telluride will be significantly changed. The official presentation is at the current 2019 North American International Auto Show (2019 NAIAS) in Detroit. Although it has the same length, all other dimensions are significantly less. Also, in the 2018 SEMA Show featured the 2019 Kia Telluride off-road model, featuring 32-inch off-road tires. As the largest Kia three-seater model, there is increasing competition in the market: Chevrolet Tahoe, Dodge Durango, Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia, Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango and Mazda CX-9.
2020 Kia Telluride specs
|Lenght – inch (mm)||196.9 (5000)|
|Widht – inch (mm)||78.3 (1990)|
|Height – inch (mm)||68.9 (1750)|
|Wheelbase – inch (mm)||114.2 (2900)|
|Wheels – inch||22 alloy|
|Seats||8 or 7|
|Weight – lbs (kg)||4112-4482 (1865-2033)|
|Payload – lbs (kg)||no data|
|Towing capacity – lbs (kg)||5000 (2268)|
It will be available in four levels of trim: LX, EX, S and SX. The production model was built on the modified Sorento’s platform with five doors.
2020 Kia Telluride engines and fuel consumption
2020 Kia Telluride will offer a 3.8-liter V6 Lambda II engine. They offer Smart, Eco, Comfort and Sport modes.
|Engine||3.8 V6 GDI|
|Drive||FWD / AWD|
|Fuel economy (mpg)||no data|
We assume it will later offer the 2020 Kia Telluride plug-in hybrid. This model is likely to have a 3.5-liter V6 engine of 400 hp (298 kW), with advanced all-wheel drive.
Exterior and interior design
This mid-size crossover SUV has a Boxy design, with large grille, horizontal LED indicator lights, square-shaped quad-LED headlamps, inverted “L” taillights with LED strips and sunroof. In cabin are natural wood interior trim, simulated brushed-metal and matte-wood finish, Nappa leather seats, 10.25-inch touchscreen, head-up display and three-zone automatic climate control.
Release date and price 2020 Kia Telluride
All in all, the new 2020 Kia Telluride will be on sale early next year. However, we expect it to be available at the end of spring or early this year. Although there are no official price information, we expect the basic model to cost around $ 35,000.