The new 2023 Kia Telluride arrives at New York International Auto Show with new styling, more capability, and enhanced technology

Kia’s Flagship SUV Introduces New X-Line and X-Professional Fashions for Adventures within the Wild

  • New X-Line and X-Professional fashions deliver added ruggedness and functionality
    • More towing capability with Tow Mode, larger floor clearance, Continental All-Terrain Tires, Raised Roof Rails, and Downhill Brake Management[1]
  • Design enhancements additional elevate its distinctly upscale and commanding presence with new entrance and rear fascias, lighting and wheels
  • Refreshed inside receives redesigned and more technologically superior sprint and heart console with newly accessible twin 12.3-inch panoramic show screens[2] together with normal navigation
  • Upgraded comfort technology consists of newly normal WiFi Hotspot and non-obligatory digital key supporting appropriate iPhone, Apple Watch, and Samsung Galaxy smartphones
  • Bigger multi-color head-up show
  • Class-leading inside roominess[3]
  • Quite a few normal superior collision avoidance and security help options[4] together with accessible Freeway Drive Help 2 with Semi-Autonomous Palms-On Functionality and Auto Lane Change technology
  • Assembled at Kia’s award-winning Georgia manufacturing facility alongside K5, Sportage, and Sorento

Three years after bursting onto the scene as one of the crucial in-demand and award-winning three-row eight-passenger SUVs within the U.S., the Kia Telluride returns for 2023 with an array of enhancements that construct upon the success of the unique. The Telluride has not solely attracted over 75 % of its consumers as new to the Kia household, however due to excessive buyer satisfaction, Telluride homeowners have probably the most model loyalty of any midsize SUV when returning to marketplace for one other car. Large, succesful, and highly effective, the Telluride is as prepared as ever for adventures of every kind, from household street journeys throughout the nation to off-road excursions certain by few limits.

The SUV that swept the “triple crown” of automotive accolades and claimed the newest award for greatest resale worth from JD Energy now wears new design parts inside and out and brings an expanded checklist of ADAS security technology for higher peace-of-mind and driver confidence. With class-leading passenger room, the Telluride arrives with two all-new trim ranges for 2023: X-Line and X-Professional. These iterations exude a more rugged character with options and capabilities that enable the Telluride to enterprise off the overwhelmed path and discover new realms of wilderness.

Designed for America

Designed particularly for the U.S., Telluride has been a head-turning proposition from the very begin. Retaining its daring and refined look, the Telluride undergoes some exterior restyling for a more rugged and refined look within the new mannequin 12 months:

  • Revised vertical headlamp design (normal LED) and accessible foglamps
  • New bumpers and grille
  • Revised taillamps
  • New rear fascia and trim
  • Revised decrease door garnish trim/facet sills
  • New wheel designs for each trim
  • Three new exterior colours
    • Midnight Lake Blue
    • Dawning Crimson
    • Jungle Wooden Inexperienced

As earlier than, the Telluride inside captures a sense of upscale exploration in a spacious, three-row, eight-passenger atmosphere with class-leading passenger room. Considerate new updates embody:

  • Curved and seamless twin 12.3-inch show screens – gauge cluster (accessible) and navigation
  • Redesigned dashboard with revised trim panels and HVAC vents
  • Redesigned steering wheel
  • New inside shade packages

Introducing Two New Journey-Prepared Trim Ranges: X-Line and X-Professional

The new Telluride introduces two new trim ranges – X-Line and X-Professional – for Kia homeowners who select to go off the overwhelmed path on occasion. Each all-wheel drive fashions supply a roster of unique upgrades and enhancements over different Telluride trims. As seen beneath, the X-Professional mannequin builds off the X-Line mannequin. Moreover, the X-Line mannequin replaces the previous Telluride Dusk Version.

Telluride X-Line


  • Distinctive radiator grille design
  • Bridge-type roof rails
  • Physique-color door handles
  • Unique 20-inch wheels
  • “X-Line” badging


  • “X-Line” embossing on entrance seat higher backrest
  • Unique shade packages

Chassis and Functionality

  • Greater floor clearance (+10mm)
  • Improved method and departure angles
  • Tow mode for optimized trailering efficiency (shift logic, sway management)
  • Upgraded Traction Management System (TCS)

Telluride X-Professional (along with or instead of X-Line options)


  • Unique 18-inch black wheels and 18-inch all-terrain tires (Continental)
  • “X-Pro” badging


  • “X-Pro” embossing on entrance seat higher backrest
  • 110-volt inverter outlet (cargo space)

Chassis and Functionality

  • Elevated towing restrict from 5,000 kilos to five,500 kilos[5]

As Highly effective and Succesful As Ever

The new Telluride continues to offer a succesful and confidence-inspiring expertise for driver and passengers, alike. Main mechanicals stay nearly unchanged, yielding the SUV’s composed trip and efficiency:

  • Atkinson Cycle LAMBDA II 3.8L V6 GDI engine producing 291 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 262 lb.-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm
  • 8-speed automated transmission
  • 4-wheel unbiased suspension
  • Inflexible physique construction as a result of monocoque shell that’s composed of 59.4 % superior high-strength metal
  • Accessible self-leveling rear suspension. Trip top is robotically calibrated relying on car load to optimize management and stability
  • Selection of 4 drive modes – Good, Eco, Sport and Consolation – every utilizing completely different settings for powertrain, drivetrain, and steering effort mapping to offer the specified driving expertise. Along with the 4 common drive modes, in automobiles geared up with AWD, drivers can choose from two completely different modes, “Snow” and “AWD Lock” for particular driving situations
  • Accessible energetic on-demand all-wheel drive[6] helps present enhanced driving efficiency by actively distributing torque between entrance and rear wheels relying on street situations and driver enter. The system makes use of electro-hydraulic AWD coupling to exactly activate the multi-plate clutch, always redistributing the quantity of energy transferred to the entrance and rear wheels. Throughout regular driving, energy is distributed based on the drive mode chosen. “Eco” and “Comfort” modes can ship as much as 20 to 35 % of the ability to the rear wheels, respectively. “Sport”, “Smart” and “Snow” modes can ship as much as 50 % of the ability to the rear wheels. “AWD Lock” mode delivers energy evenly to all 4 wheels
  • Commonplace towing rated as much as 5,000 kilos (5,500 kilos for X-Professional trim)[5]
  • Newly added Downhill Brake Management (DBC)[1] maintains a managed descent on steep roads

A New Degree of Comfort Technology

The 2023 Telluride provides new technology options that makes possession simpler and more handy:

  • Upgraded 12.3-inch navigation display (elevated from 10.3 inches)
  • Elective Full Show Mirror with HomeLink performance (changing normal rearview mirror)
  • Accessible Good Energy Liftgate with “Auto Close” performance

Kia Join[7] providers present superior embedded connectivity:

  • Digital Key: Permits clients to make use of their appropriate iPhones, Apple Watches, and Samsung Galaxy smartphones as a digital car key to lock, unlock and drive. Moreover, these keys might be shared with associates and household over textual content messages on accessible gadgets
  • In-vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot[8] connects as much as 5 gadgets to 4G LTE-based web
  • Map and Infotainment Over-The-Air (OTA) updates: Retains maps and infotainment system up to date robotically with the newest functionalities to ship one of the best driving expertise
  • Kia Entry App with smartwatch compatibility by Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy sensible watches to entry options like distant local weather management, door lock/unlock and more[9]
  • Stolen car monitoring and immobilization functionality
  • Related Routing: The server-based system calculates the optimum route through the use of real-time and predicted visitors info based mostly on previous info and AI that has realized the person’s most well-liked route.
  • Good Speaker Integration lets clients use Amazon Alexa[10] or Google Assistant[11] enabled sensible audio system or gadgets to remotely management some features (resembling distant begin)

Technology highlights carried over from the earlier mannequin 12 months embody:

  • Accessible 10-speaker Harman/Kardon[12] audio system (AM/FM/SiriusXM[13])
  • Apple CarPlay[14]
  • Android Auto[15]
  • Accessible wi-fi smartphone charging[16]
  • As much as six USB charging ports – two in every row. 5 ports are normal (up to date from A kind to C kind)
  • Multi-Bluetooth wi-fi connectivity[17] permits two telephones to attach concurrently for audio streaming
  • Head-Up Show: Upgraded from 8.5-inches to 10-inches. Added info makes this technique particularly helpful. Supplies turn-by-turn navigation, pace, sensible cruise management and blind-spot warnings (accessible)
  • Driver Discuss: Makes use of a microphone to reinforce communication with second- and third-row passengers
  • Quiet Mode: Cuts audio output in second and third row so the audio selections of the entrance occupants are solely heard in that row
  • Rear Occupant Alert[18]: Makes use of ultrasonic sensors designed to detect little one or pet motion within the second and third row after the automotive’s doorways have been locked and then can difficulty audible alerts to the driving force

Expanded ADAS Suite

As Kia’s flagship SUV, the new Telluride is brimming with technology to maintain occupants secure. The lengthy checklist of ADAS4 options grows for 2023 with a number of new additions, together with two new normal methods (ISLA, FCA-JT):

  • Clever Pace Restrict Help (ISLA): Most pace signal recognition that alerts driver and additionally limits the pace of the automotive relying on the settings (normal)
  • Navigation-based Good Cruise Management – Curve (NSCC-C): Leverages the navigation system to decrease the car’s pace proactively earlier than upcoming curves within the street (accessible)
  • Freeway Driving Help 2 (HDA 2): A driving comfort system that maintains the space from the car in entrance and the lane place on the freeway, and additionally assists in lane modifications (accessible; HDA 1.5 is normal on Telluride)
  • Ahead Collision Avoidance – Junction Turning (FCA-JT): Detects oncoming automobiles whereas turning left at an intersection (junction). If a collision seems possible, the system applies the brakes to cease the automotive (normal)
  • Ahead Collision Avoidance – Junction Crossing (FCA-JC): Detects crossing automobiles whereas passing by an intersection. If a collision seems possible, the system applies the brakes to cease the automotive (accessible)
  • Ahead Collision Avoidance – Lane Change Oncoming (FCA-LO): Assists in stopping collision with oncoming automobiles whereas passing different automobiles by offering steering enter (accessible)
  • Ahead Collision Avoidance – Lane Change Facet (FCA-LS): Assists in stopping collision with cycles/automobiles within the entrance of the automotive whereas altering lanes by offering steering enter (accessible)
  • Ahead Collision Avoidance – Evasive Steering Help (FCA-ESA): Assists in stopping collision with obstacles/pedestrians/automobiles in entrance of the automotive whereas driving straight by offering steering enter (accessible)

The Telluride’s lengthy checklist of carryover ADAS4 (normal and accessible) methods embody:

  • Ahead Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Ahead Collision Avoidance Help with Pedestrian Detection (FCA)
  • Excessive Beam Help (HBA)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Retaining Help (LKA)
  • Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Help-Rear (BCA-R) 
  • Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM) (accessible)
  • Driver Consideration Warning (DAW)[19]
  • Good Cruise Management with Cease & Go
  • Rear Cross-Site visitors Collision-Avoidance Help (RCCA)
  • Parking Distance Warning – Ahead (accessible) and Reverse
  • Encompass View Monitor (SVM)[20] (accessible)
  • Freeway Driving Help (HDA)[21] (HDA 1.5 – normal; HDA 2.0 – non-obligatory)
  • Lane Following Help (LFA)
  • Secure Exist Help (SEA)[22]

[1] Downhill Brake Management” just isn’t an alternative to secure driving. All the time drive safely and use warning.

[2] Distracted driving can lead to the lack of car management. When working a car, by no means us a car system that takes your focus away from secure car operation.

[3] Class-leading passenger room amongst midsize SUVs; aggressive specs supply from producers’ web sites March 22, 2022

[4] No system, regardless of how superior, can compensate for all driver errors and/or driving situations. All the time drive safely.

[5] Towing requires further tools. See Proprietor’s Guide for towing capability, further directions and warnings. All the time use warning whereas towing.

[6] No system, regardless of how superior, can compensate for all driving situations. All the time drive safely.

[7] Buy/lease of sure 2022 and newer Kia automobiles with Kia Join features a complimentary 1-year subscription ranging from new car retail sale/lease date as recorded by the seller. After your complimentary 1-year Kia Join subscription expires, continued entry to the complete suite of Kia Join providers accessible in your Kia would require a paid subscription at the then-current subscription fee or your use of sure Kia Join options could instantly terminate. Use of Kia Join is topic to settlement to the Kia Join Privateness Coverage (accessible at and Phrases of Service (accessible at Complimentary Kia Join subscription is transferable to subsequent proprietor throughout the unique Kia Join service time period. Solely use Kia Join when secure to take action. Kia Join could presently be unavailable for Mannequin 12 months 2022 and newer automobiles bought or bought in Massachusetts; please see the Kia Proprietor’s Portal for updates on availability. Kia Entry with Kia Join app is out there from the Apple App Retailer or Google Play retailer. Kia America, Inc. reserves the proper to alter or discontinue Kia Join at any time with out prior notification or incurring any future obligation. Message and knowledge charges could apply. Mobile and GPS protection is required to make use of most options. Kia Join options could range by mannequin, mannequin 12 months, and trim stage. Options, specs, and charges are topic to alter. For more on particulars and limitations, go to or your licensed Kia seller. Apple and App Retailer are registered logos of Apple Inc. Google and its associated logos are logos of Google LLC or its associates.

[8] Wi-Fi Hotspot requires enrollment in Kia Join. Trial or paid subscription knowledge plan required. Wi-Fi Hotspot providers require car mobile connectivity and availability of auto GPS sign; sure providers could gather location info. Wi-Fi Hotspot accessible solely within the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Wi-Fi Hotspot could also be unavailable for mannequin 12 months 2022 and newer automobiles which might be bought or bought in Massachusetts.

[9] Distant options require a Kia Join subscription, a appropriate smartphone, and a wi-fi sign with good protection. Regular mobile service charges could apply. Don’t use distant local weather management or distant begin if car is in an enclosed space (e.g., closed storage) or {a partially} enclosed space with out air flow. Shut all doorways main from adjoining dwelling areas to the car space earlier than executing a distant local weather management or distant begin command.

[10] Amazon gadgets are bought individually and require a Wi-Fi web connection. Amazon, Alexa, and all associated logos are logos of, Inc. or its associates.

[11] Google gadgets are bought individually and require a Wi-Fi web connection. Google, Google Assistant, and all associated logos are logos of Google, Inc.

[12] Harmon Kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries Inc.

[13] SiriusXM is a registered trademark of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

[14] CarPlay runs on smartphone mobile knowledge service. Regular knowledge charges apply. Apple and CarPlay are logos of

[15] Android Auto car person interface is a product of Google and its phrases and privateness statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play retailer and an Android appropriate smartphone operating Android 5.0 Lollipop or larger. Information plan charges apply. Android, Android Auto, and Google Play are logos of Google LLC.

[16] Charging system solely works with choose gadgets. Discuss with the car’s Proprietor’s Guide for warnings and directions.

[17] The Bluetooth phrase mark and logos are registered logos owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is pursuant to a license. A Bluetooth enabled system is required to make use of Bluetooth wi-fi technology.

[18] When engaged, Rear Occupant Alert just isn’t an alternative to one’s consideration and could not detect all motion inside the car. All the time test the car inside when exiting the car.

[19] When engaged, Driver Consideration Warning just isn’t an alternative to secure driving and could not detect all cases of driver fatigue or inattentive driving practices. Failure to concentrate to journey situations and car operation might lead to lack of car management. All the time drive safely and use warning.

[20] Encompass View Monitor just isn’t an alternative to secure driving and could not detect or show all objects surrounding car. All the time drive safely and use warning.

[21] When engaged, Freeway Driving Help just isn’t an alternative to secure driving, could not detect all objects across the car, and solely features on sure federal highways. All the time drive safely and use warning.

[22] When engaged, Secure Exit Waring just isn’t an alternative to one’s consideration and could not detect all objects surrounding the car. All the time take note of visitors and to the world round your car when exiting the car.

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