If you have been looking for the 2018 Kia Telluride, you will find it difficult to get information on this from the website, especially regarding the price and the release date. And many of these websites seem unreliable and do not offer enough information about the car. The reason there is a lack of information about the full size SUV is that it’s a concept and nothing more. Kia does not plan to publish it (at least in the near future). The design will be used in future vehicles, probably for a full size SUV, but that’s all Kia has in mind with this concept for now.
The concept 2018 Kia Telluride was presented at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Many were expecting this full size SUV to hit the market, but the South Korean manufacturer said it was only a concept that will be applied in future vehicles. It was developed by Tom Kearns, one of Kia’s creative designers. It depends on a modified Sorento chassis, and the similarity between these two is obvious.
The biggest surprise is that the 2018 Kia Telluride is a hybrid. Kia is not a favorite choice for hybrids. There are not many hybrid cars in the range. The Kia Optima is certainly the best hybrid proposed by Kia, but Niro also offers the products. With this concept, Kia announced a major change in its strategy and said the South Korean manufacturer will follow more than ever the market trends. As far as we are concerned, it was time for Kia to review its strategy. Otherwise, you will continue to lose your market share. This concept is equipped with a 3.5 liter gasoline six cylinder direct injection that can only provide 270 horsepower. In combination with an electric motor, which adds 130 horsepower, the total output is 400 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Apparently, the fuel economy is 30 mpg, but these are just Kia’s claims. No one had the opportunity to test the vehicle, with the exception of its employees. If that’s true, then it’s a big step forward for Kia. There is no information on the transmission system, while it is reported that the driving mode is AWD.
Do not expect much that you will see the 2018 Kia Telluride in the streets. Kia was quite unequivocal when he said that this full size SUV would not be launched. It will be integrated into future vehicles, but it is hard to believe that the vehicle will soon reach the market. We can only hope that Kia will change her mind in the next few years. The initial price of the 2018 version will be approximately $ 40,000.