Kia is taking a step toward the future and giving us a glimpse at potential future models along the way. The Telluride is a three-row, seven-passenger luxury hybrid SUV concept that features both a modern design and state-of-the-art technology. The Kia Telluride is based on an existing platform and reveals the brand’s interest in potentially offering a premium SUV positioned about the current Sorento. Currently, though the Kia Telluride Hybrid SUV is purely conceptual.
Kia Telluride Design
The Telluride’s front doors and rear-hinged back doors swing open 90 degrees in opposing directions to create an expansive and inviting interior. There are four black leather captain’s seats that are seated in front of a folded third-row bench. The large cabin allows the middle seats to recline nearly flat and includes fold-away footrests for extra comfort. All four seats include a series of precise diamond-cut openings in the seatback, each embedded with Smart Sensors to capture a passenger’s vital health information.
Overall the Telluride is 4.4 inches taller, 4.7 inches wider and 9.5 inches longer than the current Sorento. The Telluride’s front fascia incorporates a much larger version of Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille. The quad-LED headlamps, horizontal LED indicator lights, and aggressive polish-metal ski plate all give the Telluride an aggressive and menacing face.
No word on if the Kia Telluride Hybrid SUV concept will become a reality for the Kia lineup or it will stay a concept. While for now, it seems as though the Telluride is just a concept, there is hope that in the not too distant future we may see the Telluride go into production and be added to the Kia model lineup. Be sure to check out some other Kia concepts that have been announced this year.