It may seem odd that so many people spend time looking to take photos of a new vehicle before it’s offered on the market, but the fact is we’re always interested. This interest makes it possible for these photographers to want to take the pictures and give us a look at what we’re going to see in the future from the vehicles that will make their way to the market. The new Kia Telluride has recently been the subject of one of these spy photos and it’s been seen without any camouflage on the vehicle.
Big and Brawny
The photos that surfaced on social media of the new Kia Telluride show the SUV ina full front and side view. What we can see from this photo is the fact the new SUV will maintain much of the Concept build that we already admire and desire for the drive. The photos taken give us a look at a rectangular grill, square headlights, and hint at taillights that will be L-shaped. These are all exciting qualities to enjoy as this new large SUV prepares to enter the market and be offered for our driving pleasure.
Making the Move Upward
While Kia has often brought us the compact models we love to drive and certainly has done a great job of occupying the space we expect, the new Telluride will be a different vehicle for this brand. There’s plenty of room for large three-row SUVs to compete in a market that’s been occupied by mostly North American brands and a few of the Japanese names for a long time. If you’re a fan of the Kia brand, this new Telluride might become the perfect choice for your driving pleasure in the future.
What we Expect in this SUV
The Telluride is expected to ride on the larger version of the Santa Fe platform and make use of some of the same features of the Hyundai Santa Fe. This means we might see the 3.3-liter V6 engine offered for the power or we might enjoy a tuned up 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can give us an excellent drive. The Concept model showed a 400 horsepower hybrid system that used a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which we want to see in the production model. Right now, we don’t know for sure if this system will be used in this new model.
When Will We See the Telluride?
We expect to see the production version of this SUV offered on the stage at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the fall. There could also be a Hyundai variant of the SUV that’s to be called Palisade to be a model offered by the sibling brand. Once we see this new Kia Telluride make its way across the stage, we’ll have more information about what this SUV can be and how it will become the right vehicle for you to have a great drive. Look forward to more information as we see what this impressive SUV will have to offer us.
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