Kia Telluride SUV facelift revealed

    Showcased at the ongoing New York Auto show 2022, the Kia Telluride full-size SUV gets fresh new styling updates along with additional features.

    Published On Apr 15, 2022 08:30:00 AM


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    Kia has unveiled the refreshed Telluride SUV at the ongoing New York Auto show 2022. The 2023 Kia Telluride now gets updated styling along with new tech features.

    • Gets updated exterior and interior
    • Has new X-Line and X-Pro variants
    • Shares underpinnings with Hyundai Palisade

    2023 Kia Telluride facelift: what's new?

    Kia has introduced a whole host of styling updates to the Telluride facelift since its debut back in 2018. At the front, the three-row SUV gets updated headlights which now have LED DRLs as standard. Along with LED fog lamps, the Telluride now features a revised bumper and a front grille with black mesh, for a sportier look.

    The side profile of the SUV remains similar, apart from the revised side sills and door garnishes. Other key changes to the Telluride facelift include the updated rear bumper, new tail-light inserts with vertically-positioned LEDs, new alloy wheel designs and exterior colours.

    Kia has also introduced the X-Line and X-Pro variants for the Telluride facelift, which come with exclusive exterior updates that include a redesigned radiator grille, roof rails, 20-inch alloy wheels, and a 10mm increase in ride height. The X-Pro variant gets the same features as the X-Line, apart from featuring 18-inch wheels.

    2023 Kia Telluride facelift: interior and feature changes

    The new Telluride gets an updated cabin with a redesigned dashboard, revised trim panels and AC vents. Kia has also introduced a redesigned steering wheel for the SUV, along with an upgraded 12.3-inch curved infotainment screen.

    Another new convenience-focused feature is the smart power liftgate with an auto close function. Meanwhile, the 2023 Telluride continues to retain its expansive list of ADAS features, connected car tech, wireless charging, and head-up display.

    2023 Kia Telluride facelift: powertrain details

    Kia has retained the same 3.8-litre V6 engine for the facelifted Telluride, which continues to produce 291hp and 354Nm. The Telluride continues with the 8-speed automatic transmission and gets all-wheel drive with a new downhill brake control feature.

    Kia SUVs in India: 2022 and beyond

    The Korean carmaker recently introduced the updated Seltos and Sonet with added safety features and colour options. Kia also introduced the Carens MPV in India back in early 2022. A major facelift for the Seltos is being readied overseas and could come to India in the future. Kia will also introduce the all-electric EV6 here in the coming months.

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