Even though the manufacturer has called this car 2018 Kia Telluride, there are high chances that we will see a new version of the well-known model made in this factory in 2009, Borrego. That was a great SUV, very popular in particular class of the buyers but still not much popular comparing with the other SUVs on the market in those time. After the first year of selling, the manufacturer concluded that it is not a good time for this car and simply stopped with producing. Now, with the new name and modern designed a new truck is in the plan, this time called Telluride.
As we said, those who liked the Borrego before will notice the similarity with that model in new 2018 Kia Telluride. That means a high truck, with shaped wide bumpers, very large front mesh and squared front lights. The longer front end provides better stability but also a great shape and lying on the road, with the original design. Rear end supposes to be also flat and squared, with very thin vertical rear lights and only small bump over the truck door. Nice flat roof, together with the longer wheelbase provides the feeling of the largeness and robustness, usually seen in this car class. Kia claims that it is not a crossover but classic SUV, even the car is somewhere between those car models.
The second row of the 2018 Kia Telluride definitely promises comfort and better sitting in the cabin, with the additional cargo space when the seats are folded down. Even though some knower says that there is not much space for the passengers, in that case, Kia provided a roomy leg space for the passengers who sit in the second row. Thanks to the ambient LED lights coming from the roof, it provides relaxing and resting for the passengers, while steering wheel, dashboard, and door panels are made with 3D printing and modern materials.
The planned engine in 2018 Kia Telluride is 3.5-liter V6 with 130 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque for the only rear driving option. This engine has been used in last Kia cars and obviously showed the best performances with these size cars. Other numbers, besides the average fuel economy of 30 mpg are still not known.
2018 Kia Telluride Conclusion
All of this information is still not clearly confirmed from the manufacturer, but we are sure about the 2018 Kia Telluride releasing at the end of the year. Knowing that Kia aimed to reach the SUV cars market this could be an expected move from them.