Kia has officially unveiled the 2016 Kia Telluride concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We are taking about a full-size, seven-seat SUV concept that will follow into the footsteps of the Borrego.
On the exterior part, the new Kia Telluride concept has something familiar. Maybe it’s that massive grille and those square headlights that resembles to the mighty Bentley Bentayga. Spoiler alert. Even thought, the Kia Telluride concept looks good and this is why we will continue to give you great information about this car.
The Kia Telluride concept is based on a long-wheel base Sorento architecture and compared to the aforementioned model is 4.4 inches taller, 4.7 inches wider, and 9.5 inches longer.
Kia Telluride concept – Powertrain
The Kia Telluride concept hides under the bonnet a plug-in hybrid system that uses a naturally aspirated V6 3.5 liter engine that can deliver 270 horsepower and an electric unit with 130 horsepower. The hybrid powertrain can deliver a total of 400 horsepower that are sent to the ground via an all-wheel drive system.
Another interesting part is the interior of the Kia Telluride concept. Here we see a three-row interior, with the third-rod bench in a folding version. The passengers on the middle row can recline the seats in order to get more space. The infotainment system can be controlled also by the middle-row passengers thanks to a special center console.
Although Kia has announce that there aren’t plans to deliver a Telluride product car, the company will always be one step ahead. We are looking forward to see a production version of this concept.