The big crossover Kia began to dump camouflageJune 26, 2018
In the web there was another portion of pictures from the tests of the new all-terrain car of the Korean brand. The harbinger of the future flagship – the Telluride concept – the company Kia showed in 2016.
The fact that the Koreans gave the green light to a large crossover with a design based on Telluride, became known in early 2018. In January and February, spy photos from the tests of the all-terrain vehicle were posted to the Network. Now there were fresh pictures – they were published by the portal Bobaedream. The car on the new photos has less camouflage, so now we can see the headlights and crossover lights: the head optics have changed their form – the headlights are vertical, whereas in the prototype they were horizontal.
According to unofficial data, the crossover is built on a new platform with a transverse arrangement of the motor and a basic drive to the front axle. It is expected that the model will be offered in seven- and eight-seated versions. By the way, the same platform is likely to form the basis of the new Hyundai SUV: the forerunner of the Hyundai model HDC-2 Grandmaster show car was introduced in June this year.
In the engine range of the flagship Kia can enter a gas turbocharged engine V6 3.3 with a return of 370 hp The same motor is now equipped with the Kia K9 sedan of the new generation and the model of the premium Genesis (owned by Hyundai).
The main market for a large crossover Kia will be the US, but at the same time it is planned to sell in other countries. The premiere of the serial model will take place at the end of this – early next year. Its main competitors will be Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse.
Recall, the concept Kia Telluride is built on the upgraded version of the platform from Kia Sorento the latest generation. The length of the prototype is 5 001 mm, which is 241 mm larger than that of Sorento, the width is 2,009 mm (+ 119 mm), the height is 1,801 mm (+112 mm), the wheelbase is 3 073 mm (+300 mm ). The concept has received a hybrid installation with the possibility of recharging from the mains, it included a gasoline engine V6 3.5 GDI and an electric motor, the cumulative output is 400 hp. It is possible that the commercial SUV will also have a hybrid version.