Published on 2 Mar 2019ALL-NEW 2020 KIA TELLURIDE OFFERS RUGGED LUXURYBig, Bold and Boxy, New Midsize SUV is Made for AdventuresLargest Kia ever provides comfortable seating for up to eight occupants (includes the driver)Potent 3.8-liter GDI V6 with 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torquePowerful exterior design and premium, well-appointed interiorLoaded with technology to enhance comfort, convenience, utility and the driver and passenger experienceDETROIT, January 14, 2019 – Large, bold, capable and comfortable, the midsize Telluride SUV opens the door to exploring in a whole new way. Imagined in America, designed at Kia’s design studio in California, and assembled in Georgia, the Telluride is all about big skies, desert roads, mountain passes, shady forests, smooth highways, and long coastal drives. The largest Kia ever, it provides comfortable seating for up to eight, a powerful 291-hp 3.8-liter V6, available active on-demand all-wheel drive, and an inspiring view of the world. In short, the Telluride offers potential for exploration and adventure every time it’s on the road.Designed in America for AmericaTelluride is the first Kia designed specifically for the U.S. and is a product of the Kia Design Center in Irvine, CA. From the first pencil stroke it was meant to convey the kind of presence associated with the original legendary SUVs – big, bold and boxy – and the go-anywhere, do-anything attitude their square, burly-shouldered shapes suggested. The Telluride’s sophisticated exterior accents also hint at its interior luxury. Main design cues include:Long, broad hood and wide grilleBold, stacked headlamps convey power and stabilityUpright windshield and clean side profile conveys muscular tensionInverted “L” tail lamps with LED stripes (standard on EX and SX trims)Elongated nameplates on the leading edge of the hood and on the liftgate provide distinctive identity for flagship SUVSculpted rear skid plate with integrated twin exhaust tips reference off-road ability and power (standard on S, EX and SX trims)The Telluride interior is designed to continue the impression of upscale exploration:Grab handles integrated into the center console suggest journeys off the beaten pathWide console with emphasis on the horizontal through artistic use of premium trim features to convey spaciousness - more “luxe living room” than “utility vehicle”Spacious cabin for generous hip, shoulder, leg and head room, including in the third rowEngineered to be Confident and CapableTelluride is engineered to be capable in a variety of driving conditions and provide a driving experience that is enjoyable and confidence-inspiring. Among the many factors that contribute to the Telluride’s composed ride and performance:Atkinson Cycle LAMBDA II 3.8L V6 GDI engine producing 291 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 262 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,200 rpm8-speed automatic transmissionFour-wheel independent suspensionStrong, stiff, and torsionally rigid body structure due to the monocoque shell that is composed of 59.4 percent advanced high-strength steelSelf-leveling rear suspension. Ride height is automatically calibrated depending on vehicle load to optimize control and stability (optional on EX and SX)Choice of four drive modes – Smart, Eco, Sport and Comfort – each using different settings for powertrain, drivetrain, and steering effort mapping to provide the desired driving experience. In addition to the four regular drive modes, drivers can select from two different settings, Snow and AWD Lock, for specific driving conditions. Available active on-demand all-wheel drive helps provide enhanced driving performance by actively distributing torque between front and rear wheels depending on road conditions and driver input. The system utilizes electro-hydraulic AWD coupling to precisely activate the multi-plate clutch plate, constantly redistributing the amount of power transferred to the front and rear wheels. During normal driving, power is distributed according to the drive mode selected. “Eco” and “Smart” modes deliver 100 percent power to the front wheels. “Comfort” and “Snow” modes deliver 80 percent power to the front wheels and 20 percent to rear. Sport mode splits the power 65-35 percent between front and back. “Lock” mode delivers power evenly to all four wheelsStandard towing rated up to 5,000 poundsDownhill Brake Control (DBC) maintains a controlled descent on steep roadsTELLURIDE TECH – BELLS AND WHISTLES GALOREBlind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist Rear (BCA-R)Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA)Lane Following Assist (LFA)Safe Exit Assist (SEA)Highway Driving Assist (HDA)Head-Up Display (HUD)Driver TalkQuiet ModeRear Occupant Alert . Telluride is the first Kia designed specifically for the U.S. and is a product of the Kia Design Center in Irvine, CA. From the first pencil stroke it was meant to convey the kind of presence . See more of Kia on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account. See more of Kia on Facebook. Log In. Forgot account? or. Create New Account. Not Now. Community See All. 45 people like this. 45 people follow this. About See All +381 62 8309889. Video Game .