The 2016 Kia Telluride Concept is a workout on just how the company could have fun with the layout language on a manufacturing SUV with a similar impact.It could have some calling it out as a Bentley lookalike, however beneath, all you will discover is a flexed version of the Sorento system. Kia states that the wheelbase has actually been extended by 11.9 in to supply extra room for the back travelers.
Visually, the Telluride’s beefy physical body and large chrome schnoz stimulate memories of Ford Excursions; that’s on purpose. Kia describes the Telluride as an SUV, not a crossover. It might be based upon the Sorento, however it’s 4.4 inches taller, 4.7 inches wider, and also 9.5 inches longer, with a wheelbase flexed by 11.9 inches. Except for the back self-destruction doorways, the Telluride sporting activities plenty of manufacturing signs, such as normal-size mirrors as well as columns, and body panels that aren’t crazily marked with wild surface area details. The huge grille, multiple-LED headlamps, and 22-inch wheels that as soon as would have been wild, show-car things are currently called for simply to get a fraction of our interest; the Telluride has ’em all.
It’s unlikely the rear-hinged back doors would certainly make manufacturing, but there’s little to recommend the remainder of it is not viable. Purposefully strong and upright, the rectangular grille, protruding wheelarches and glassy home windows would drop effectively in its crucial U.S. market, we’re certain. Besides, it was designed there.Inside, there’s a tech-laden cabin with great deals of infomercial screens in the front and also a fancy ‘Swipe Command’ touch-sensitive band for the second row: swipe commands manage the media played with the high-end Harman Kardon stereo (or Harma Kardon headphones).
2016 Kia Telluride Concept Engine
Under the Telluride’s dirty Dark Pyrite paint there’s a plug-in-hybrid powertrain, particularly a 3.5-liter direct-injected 270-hp V-6 and also a 130-hp electric motor, the last presumably installed on the back axle (the Telluride is four-wheel drive). Kia claims better than 30 mpg on the motorway but really did not share other efficiency specs.
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