Kia Telluride SUV concept unveiled at Detroit 2016

11 Jan, 2016 8:21pm Lawrence Allan

Kia America reveals full-size SUV concept car, but it won't be heading to the UK

Following a pair of teaser images last week, Kia has revealed its full-size Telluride SUV for the US market at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show. A decision on US production for the car will be made soon, but it will not be coming to the UK.

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The earlier teaser shots were first revealed at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, shows a muscular new design different from the more rounded Kia Sorento. The tall shoulderline and pronounced wheelarches combine with chrome detailing showing premium aspirations, while the bluff front end takes cues from the Volvo XC90.

Interestingly, the concept features suicide doors, following on from the Korean firm’s GT four-door coupe concept from 2011. The interior image (above) features a few design cues seen in other Kias of late, including flight switch-style buttons on the dashboard. Kia states the concept will showcase “an abundance of advanced technology”, which will include “state-of-the-art health-and-wellness” tech. It's not known if the SUV will come with seven seats.

Other than the Sorento, the last big Kia SUV sold in the States was the Mohave. It’s rumoured that this concept previews a direct replacement for that model, but this has not been confirmed. 

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