Kia has been teasing making a large, three-row SUV since it revealed the Telluride concept at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Now, the automaker is fulfilling that promise by revealing the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride at Brandon Maxwell’s New York Fashion Week show earlier this month.
“Telluride summits Kia’s SUV lineup and forged a surprising new path with its runway debut at New York Fashion Week,” said Saad Chehab, vice president of marketing communications, Kia Motors America. “Only a brand as forward-thinking as Kia could collaborate with Brandon Maxwell to launch the Telluride ahead of its official debut at the North American International Auto Show in January.”
Though it will not premiere officially until January, Kia has given us a lot to chew on with respect to the Telluride. This large, eight-passenger SUV will be several inches larger than the Sorento; will feature a new V6 engine; and will be built right here in the United States in West Point, Georgia.
The version that premiered at New York Fashion Week was a one-of-one version designed by Maxwell. It features custom bumpers, skid plates, and sidestep sills as well as a stylish wood and aluminum roof rack.
To learn more about this exciting development, watch this space. Then, when the 2020 Kia Telluride arrives sometime next year or in early 2020, be sure to stop into Gossett Kia for a test drive.