It’s no secret that crossovers and SUVs are dominating the American car market, and Kia is headed into the 2020 model year with a new competitor. The automaker unveiled the new Kia Telluride at the Detroit Auto Show, and it sits at the top of the Kia lineup as the largest vehicle it sells.
The 2020 Telluride is big, and it has the drivetrain to help it conquer adventure and your daily drive. It’s slated to have an Atkinson Cycle LAMBDA II 3.8-liter V6 GDI engine producing 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft. of torque paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The available all-wheel drive distributes that torque to give you the maximum control possible in challenging road conditions.
Kia plans for the Telluride to be its newest flagship vehicle, so it’s packed the SUV with its best technology. This includes several systems making their production vehicle debut, like Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist Rear, Lane Following Assist and Head-Up Display. Driver Mode makes it easier for you to communicate with passengers in the back without yelling, and Quiet Mode lets you listen to your favorite media up front without broadcasting it to the whole vehicle.
The 2020 Kia Telluride was designed here in America, and it’s slated for production in West Point, Georgia. We expect to see this big SUV in the Crown Kia of Longview showroom later this year.