The 2018 Kia Telluride concept is one that encompasses the future SUV requirements. The designs and installations represent the future technology inclusions in cars. Although it compares with the Sorento models, this future car takes a new shape as well as power trains to suit the modern requirements. The new approach is much better when compared to that of Sportage models.
2018 Kia Telluride – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
The size of the 2018 Kia Telluride is bigger than the previous KIA models, in terms of height, width and length. Using this increase in size, the manufacturer has also altered the front and rear looks to give 2018 Kia Telluride a bold and composed look. The grille is bigger with designer LED head and rear lights, which aligns to the new pillars of the vehicle. With a 22-inch wheelbase and doors opening in opposite directions, the outlook and style is unique and modern.
The cabin space is bigger thanks to the increase in dimensional parameters. In addition, the 2018 Kia Telluride installs smart sensors inside the vehicle to monitor the health and behavioral aspects of the occupants. The infotainment system includes a 7- speaker system and a navigating screen on the second row of seats. The dashboard, steering wheel and door panels enjoy the 3-D printing technology, adding to the interior style and class. The third row seats are fordable to increase the trunk space, if need be.
With most car manufacturer emphasizing on occupant safety, the 2018 Kia Telluride should align with this, for competition purposes. Driver assist systems such as Automatic braking, rear and front collision monitors, lane departure sensors and black spot detectors are among the expected additions, to compliment the all-round air bags.
2018 Kia Telluride – Modification under the Hood
A 3.5-liter V6 engine powers this SUV, with a hp of 270 hp and over 200 lb-ft of torque. This engine will have a direct injection with a 130 hp electric motor, which serves to distribute enough power to all the wheels at a go.
On average, this 3.5-liter hybrid engine averages at 30 mpg on the highways and town roads, in terms of fuel efficiency. However, drivers will enjoy a high acceleration of 60 mph in less than seven seconds. The top speed for this engine is above 150 mph, making it competitive enough in the SUV market. the four-wheel aspects of the car makes it powerful even on off-road terrains.
2018 Kia Telluride – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
Although the manufacturer has given no information on the pricing, this SUV has competitive features and designs. That been then case, its pricing stands at above $30,000 for base models and up to $50,000 for hybrid versions.
During the launch of this concept in 2016, the manufacturer refuted any claims of making the concept into reality. However, given that models such as Sorento have reached their peak. It is possible they will produce the SUV in later years.
The Kia Telluride 2018 comes with a unique design with adequate space for the occupants. In addition, the focus on technology for the interior makes it a competitive car for the future. However, KIA might consider improving on the engine and use something like the V8, to match with the trends in the SUV industry.