What to Expect From the 2023 Kia Telluride? – Kia has a pretty severe plan concerning their 2023 Kia Telluride. The SUV will get a mid-life facelift that will be uncovered and revealed after 2022. After all, it is designed as the 2023 model, so the timeline is just perfect. So, what is to know from this update?
The Updated Plan
Kia introduced the Telluride in 2019, where the showcased concept dates back to 2017. The Korean auto manufacturer would likely add extra standard units or equipment to their trims. It’s been their plan from the start, anyway. However, they finally decided that they would update the SUV with mid-life upgrades along the way.
There has been several spy shots of the (suspected) Kia Telluride, but the facelift is hidden under heavy camouflage. However, you can still see some details if you take a hard look. There are some apparent clues about what the car should look like and the possible changes happening outside and on the inside. Several rendering images may give you ideas and hints about the next Telluride.
The Exterior Design
It seems that several updates are happening on the front end. It would be a new front grille and LED headlights. The tiger-nose signature style is still maintained, along with the chrome bars located on the top (and bottom) sides. It signifies the clever arrangement of the Kia logo to be visible on the nose. Expect the front bumper and the back of the 2023 Kia Telluride to be updated. There would be updated rear fog lamps and parking lights on the back.
The side profile doesn’t seem to change, but the most significant changes are happening on the front and back. The taillight cluster, for instance, may retain the current model but with restyled lighting elements. There is also a faux bash plate for the rear bumper, creating a potent effect on the overall design.
Powertrain and Performance
The 2023 Telluride will likely come with a naturally aspirated V6 unit with a 3.8-liter capacity that can generate 295 PS and 355 Nm of torque. Although there are several options for the transmission, Kia limits it to the auto eight-speed gearbox, which would be paired up with the front-wheel-drive system (as standard) and an all-wheel-drive system (for the optional pick). Kia will provide more insight and details once they are ready to announce things.
Price and Release Date
The SUV would likely be launched after the middle of 2022, although the exact date remains unclear. Kia hasn’t said much about when they will release the SUV or the price range. It’s likely to happen by the end of 2022 or very early 2023. It’s predicted that the starting price for this SUV will be around $37,000. If you want to know more about the upcoming 2023 Kia Telluride, wait and see the company’s official release.