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2023 Kia Telluride shown at New York Auto Show

2023 Kia Telluride shown at New York Auto Show

The 2023 Kia Telluride was shown off at the New York Auto Show in May and it looked good!

The big Kia has taken the world by storm. It challenges the dominance of German luxury SUVs and offers a genuine alternative for a much lower price.

With a combination like that, no wonder it’s popular!

Plus, it looks pretty good and drives well too.

2023 Kia Telluride

The 2023 Kia Telluride is a full size SUV that delivers a lot of car for the money. As the existing model was so successful, we didn’t expect revolutionary changes for this new version.

We did see new headlights, what look like a new grille design and some changes to the front bumper though.

The rest of the design continue. It’s a rounded design with a defined solidity that reassures you as you walk up to it.

It’s a big vehicle, but not imposingly so. You feel it more in the passenger space than when driving it, which shows what great balance it has.

The Telluride is made up of rounded panels with very little detailing, some big wheels, high ride height and lots of glass.

It’s a simple, but very effective design.

Inside the 2023 Kia Telluride

Inside the 2023 Kia Telluride, you’ll get a new dashboard layout but the rest remains largely the same.

That includes seating in three rows, front seats being very adjustable. There’s lots of space in all rows for adult passengers plus cargo in the trunk.

The driving position is upright and commanding and has great visibility from a large windshield and modest pillars all the way to the rear.

There’s a large touchscreen and clear instruments, with some solid-felling switchgear all around.

It’s good to see actual switches remain within new models and the Telluride doesn’t let you down.

Under the hood

Under the hood of the 2023 Kia Telluride is a 3.8-litre V6 engine that delivers 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. It uses an 8 speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.

Power delivery is smooth and the transmission is slick and always seems to be in the right gear. That makes driving the Telluride a genuine pleasure.

While we didn’t get to test the 2023 Kia Telluride, we know from the current model what a nice drive it is and we don’t expect this one to be any different.

With switchable driving modes and enough power to tow a boat or jet ski, this is all the SUV most of us will ever need.

The 2023 Kia Telluride will be with us in a few months. In the meantime, check out the current Telluride at Grimsby Kia, 435 South Service Road Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8.

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