The Kia Telluride is a full-size SUV by the South Korean car manufacturers. There are speculations that Kia Motors India will launch the Telluride in India. Hyundai has very recently revealed that it is going to launch the Hyundai Palisade in a right-hand-drive configuration in India. Mind you! the Telluride is based on the exact same platform as the Palisade so, it is quite possible that the Kia Telluride might just hitch a ride to India. Celebrating the same let us take a look at 4 things that make the Kia Telluride the BEST SUV.
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The 2020 World Car Of The Year
Yes, you heard it right! the Kia Telluride has been crowned the 2020 World Car of The Year. The results were declared by the jury members via Livestream. Moreover, the Kia Soul EV also won the World Urban Car of the Year 2020 award at the same online event.
It’s Bigger than the Ford Endeavour
The Kia Telluride is a big-humongous SUV measuring at 5000 mm in length, 1990mm in width and 1750 in height. The huge SUV has a wheelbase of 2900mm which makes it significantly bigger than the industry-standard in SUV in India; the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.
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The Ford Endeavour sold in India is a big car that measures 4903 mm, 1869 mm, 1837 mm in length, width and height respectively with a wheelbase of 2850mm. In stark comparison, the Telluride is 97 mm longer, 153 mm wider but 87 mm shorter than the Fortuner.
Gets a 3.8 V6 Petrol Engine
Powering the Telluride is a 3.8L, V6 engine that produces 291bhp at 6000rpm and 355Nm of torque at 5,200rpm. The Telluride SUV gets an 8-speed automatic gearbox with an active on-demand all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.
The Kia Telluride is available in a 7-seat or an 8-seat layout, with the 7-seater variant getting two captain seats in the middle row. The interior on the Telluride is plush. It offers double-stitched, quilted Nappa leather upholstery along with brushed metal and matte-finished wood inserts.
The Kia Telluride also gets a 10.25-inch TFT LCD touchscreen infotainment system with Harmon Kardon audio and Kia’s UVO connected car technology a HUD (heads-up display), wireless smartphone charging, a surround-view monitor, electronic parking brake with auto-hold function, roof-mounted rear climate controls with 360-degree vents, dual electric sunroofs, 6 USB charging ports etc.