KIA Telluride officially debuted at NY Fashion WeekSeptember 9, 2018
Only recently, the first spy photos of KIA Telluride, the future flagship SUV from the South Korean company, leaked to the Web, and now the car made its debut at the annual Fashion Week in New York. But so far only in the pre-series.
The KIA Motors decided that the future flagship KIA Telluride, after the appeared photos on the web, should be officially presented. In a rather short time, an interesting presentation of the novelty was prepared in the framework of a non-profile event – NY Fashion Week. Marketers and designers decided to hold an unusual presentation, and presented a full-size SUV in Texas style.
Apparently, at the design event was shown a prototype, already as close to the serial version. As we have already seen, from the concept presented in 2016, the model is practically the same, and got a different head optics, a more massive radiator grille, and some more stylistic changes.
The salon is distinguished by the use of environmentally friendly natural materials. For example, the front panel and door trim have inserts made of natural wood, and the seats and the remaining trim are made of high-quality leather. Apparently, the designers specially prepared the salon for this presentation, and intentionally gave it a “village” image.
At the same time, the exterior design is filled with style and practicality. The car received a front bumper with a flat car, protecting the car off-road. Also, the SUV is equipped with an electric winch, additional optics, and a snorkel that has been put under the roof, which will allow it to overcome a deep ford about a meter deep.
The practical image is complemented by a unique 20-inch light alloy wheels, a roof rack with a ladder, and a spare wheel mount on the boot lid.
Unfortunately now there is no information about the technical equipment. According to rumors, the car will receive a new turbo V6 with a capacity of about 300 horsepower.
According to preliminary information, the serial version will appear only in 2019, and will receive the title of Model 2020 model year.