2022 New York Auto Show Week: Kia Updates the Telluride

2022 new york auto show week kia updates the telluride

It seems like just yesterday that Kia unveiled the Telluride three-row SUV. Now it’s apparently due for its first significant refresh.

Kia’s press materials promise changes to both the exterior and interior design, though the attached teaser image suggests the basic exterior shape will remain. Softened, perhaps, but still boxy.

Kia is fairly mum, for the moment, on what else to expect, other than to say that convenience and tech will be upgraded. The biggest news is the addition of an X-Pro trim.

Oh, Kia also says capability will be upgraded, and while the type of capability in question here isn’t clear — is it cargo capability? More power? — we’d guess it’s off-road-related, especially with the announcement of the X-Pro trim.

Kia takes the wraps off the Telluride Wednesday morning, just after 10 Eastern time. Expect the updated Kia Niro to be shown, as well.

The Telluride’s platform sibling, the Hyundai Palisade, is also slated for a similar update. We’ll have a separate post on that today or tomorrow.

[Image: Kia]

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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Apr 11, 2022

    The all new KN Notatruck POS edition with $10,000 ADM coming soon to a showroom near you.

  • Theflyersfan Theflyersfan on Apr 12, 2022

    Bare minimum...please for the love of all things holy, Kia, ****can that logo and use the home market stylized "K" logo. I haven't seen one Kia in any shape, form, and color where this logo looks good. It doesn't match anything, it's jarring, and really, I'm surprised Trent Reznor hasn't sued over trademark infringement. And then when you're done peeling the NIN logos off of your cars, work on your electrical and lighting systems. I'm tired of seeing 6 year old Hyundais and Kias with multiple dead lighting assemblies. Makes your brand look cheap like they don't hold together well. You had an excuse in the 80s and 90s when you guys were the cheap foreign alternative to the Japanese cars and people were willing to put up with crap to get a good deal on one. But if you want to hang with the adults in the room, swap chairs with VW and sweat the details and have your cars hold up a bit better. Now I'm going to outside for a minute and yell at clouds.

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    • Theflyersfan Theflyersfan on Apr 13, 2022

      @Inside Looking Out: Ahhh...but I've studied "Interstellar." I'm actually floating behind some bookshelves and messing with gravity and seconds hands and piles of dust. And the message I'm trying to send is that while some VWs have some quality issues, they still feel like cohesive units with steering, suspension, brakes, and everything else feeling like they are all on the same page. H/K, at least the rentals and loaners I've had, still seem to sell on features for money and to wave shiny objects in front of people in the hopes they will buy (see their overdone front lighting elements as Exhibit A) instead of having all of those above systems seem like they are on the same page. So many reviews have the word "BUT" when it comes to the driving experience.

  • DenverMike When was it ever a mystery? The Fairmont maybe, but only the 4-door "Futura" trim, that was distinctively upscale. The Citation and Volare didn't have competing trims, nor was there a base stripper Maxima at the time, if ever, crank windows, vinyl seats, 2-doors, etc. So it wasn't a "massacre", not even in spirit, just different market segments. It could be that the Maxima was intended to compete with those, but everything coming from Japan at the time had to take it up a notch, if not two.Thanks to the Japanese "voluntary" trade restriction, everything had extra options, if not hard loaded. The restriction limited how many vehicles were shipped, not what they retailed at. So Japanese automakers naturally raised the "price" (or stakes) without raising MSRP. What the dealers charged (gouged) was a different story.Realistically, the Maxima was going up against entry luxury sedans (except Cimarron lol), especially Euro/German, same as the Cressida. It definitely worked in Japanese automaker's favor, not to mention inspiring Lexus, Acura and Infiniti.
  • Ronnie Schreiber Hydrocarbon based fuels have become unreliable? More expensive at the moment but I haven't seen any lines gathering around gas stations lately, have you? I'm old enough to remember actual gasoline shortages in 1973 and 1979 (of course, since then there have been many recoverable oil deposits discovered around the world plus the introduction of fracking). Consumers Power is still supplying me with natural gas. I recently went camping and had no problem buying propane.Texas had grid problems last winter because they replaced fossil fueled power plants with wind and solar, which didn't work in the cold weather. That's the definition of unreliable.I'm an "all of the above" guy when it comes to energy: fossil fuels, hydro, wind (where it makes sense), nuclear (including funding for fusion research), and possibly solar.Environmental activists, it seems to me, have no interest in energy diversity. Based on what's happened in Sri Lanka and the push against agriculture in Europe and Canada, I think it's safe to say that some folks want most of us to live like medieval peasants to save the planet for their own private jets.
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  • MaintenanceCosts There's no mystery anymore about how the Japanese took over the prestige spot in the US mass market (especially on the west coast) when you realize that this thing was up against the likes of the Fairmont, Citation, and Volaré. A massacre.