2018 Kia Telluride

Tuesday, September 6th 2016. | Kia

First of all, our reliable sources has reported that Kia had showcased the concept for 2018 Kia Telluride. It will compete with other crossovers. If you think that Kia has Sorento which is also a crossover, still both of the cars are different. This crossover is larger than Sorento. The similarity is that both will use the same underpinnings. Although there is no official confirmation yet for all issues around it, many of us expect more in this latest generation.

2018 Kia Telluride Front Angle

Design

The styling cues help the new 2018 Telluride to come out with unique look. It has boxy look with the old grille that will be removed. The grille will be new. The automaker will only keep the current headlights and tail lights. Because the same underpinnings as Sorento, it is no surprise that the design will be more impressive. Both of the cars will share design elements so that the cost can be kept down and the design is still iconic.

It will cover the huge demand of seven-seat crossover and it is quite promising for the automaker to develop two brands. As we know that the current large crossover they had is Sorento and in the past, their larger crossover was Borrego which was discontinued. There is a strong indication that 2018 Kia Telluride will be the spiritual successor for Borrego. To make it competitive, the automaker will offer the same features like its rivals, but the difference is that the quality materials that will be in lower levels than the rivals so that they can offer it as a more inexpensive option.

Engine

Based on the concept, the automaker will offer hybrid with the use of direct injected 3.5 liter and V6 engine to provide 130 hp. This engine offers 30 mpg on highway, but it seems that this engine is hard to come true. It would be great to use turbocharged mill with the hyundai’s inline four and 2.0 liter and direct injection a long with large turbocharger. As a result, it can provide 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Another additional engine will be V6 engine and 3.3 liter to generate more than 290 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. This engine can replace the smaller inline four to offer smoother and faster performance with the same fuel efficiency. By using this engine, 2018 Kia Telluride will be designed with six-speed automotive.

Release Date and Price

Speaking about the price tag, it can be more than Santa Fe which can reach $35,000. Its release should happen sometime in 2017 as 2018 Kia Telluride.

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