Kia's new SUV debuts at Toronto Auto Show

by Michel Deslauriers . Feb 22 2019
Kia MotorsThe Kia Telluride can tow 2,268 kilograms.

Kia Motors

The Kia Telluride can tow 2,268 kilograms.

Kia has a new mid-size, three-row SUV ready for action, and it’s making its Canadian première at the Toronto Auto Show.

Equipped with a 3.8-litre V-6 that develops 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drivetrain, the Kia Telluride boasts a towing capacity of as much as 2,268 kilograms.

With seating for seven or eight passengers, depending on the chosen trim level, the 2020 Kia Telluride’s cabin is dressed in upscale materials, with available double-stitched and quilted Nappa leather upholstery, as well as simulated brushed metal and matte-finish wood accenting.

Other available features include heated and ventilated front and second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, an infotainment system with 26-centimetre touchscreen, a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, wireless phone charging, a 360-degree camera system and up to six USB ports spread across all three rows.

Obviously, advanced safety aids such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection, high-beam assist, lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert and driver-attention warning are all offered as well.

Pricing for the Canadian market has yet to be announced, but the 2020 Kia Telluride — set to rival Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Dodge Durango, Hyundai Palisade, Chevrolet Traverse, Subaru Ascent and Nissan Pathfinder, among others — will be on sale soon.

— LC Media