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Old 01-13-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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Making its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show is the Kia Telluride concept and we wouldn’t blame you if it reminds you of the Volvo XC90 SUV. Built on a modified version of the Kia Sorento’s architecture, the design study is considerably larger than the Sorento – almost 10-inches longer and nearly five-inches wider. It is also four-inches taller and rolls on a wheelbase that has been stretched by almost an entire 12 inches.






Further enhancing its appearance is a Dark Pyrite Green exterior and 22-inch wheels. Climbing into the cabin, the Telluride concept greets passengers with captain’s chairs in the first and second row. Under the hood of the concept is a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired to an electric motor to provide 400 horsepower while delivering over 30 miles-per-gallon on the highway.

Although Kia claims that it currently has no plans to bring the model to market, don’t be surprised if it arrives in production form in a few years. Until then, you can learn more about the Kia Telluride concept by watching AutoGuide.com‘s first look video below.
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Damn, looks nice from the exterior.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:09 AM   #3
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The new Sorrento looks good but it is a tad small for a 3 row utility, this would put them more on par with the new Pilot or the Traverse.

They probably need a large utility for the Genesis brand anyway so they can leverage the platform.
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Old 01-14-2016, 01:23 PM   #4
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So, what exactly is a 'full-size crossover'? Crazy marketing is crazy.
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:25 AM   #5
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Sub-compact = clown car
Compact = fun size
Mid-sized = normal size
Full-sized = large size
Extended wheelbase = Boat
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:18 PM   #6
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Sub-compact = clown car
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Full-sized = large size
Extended wheelbase = Boat

What I was getting at is: when does a CUV become a SUV? A full-size CUV certainly sounds like a SUV.
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What I was getting at is: when does a CUV become a SUV? A full-size CUV certainly sounds like a SUV.
SUV is traditionally body on frame. CUV is car based. I assume the Telluride is based off something like the K900 or maybe the Cadenza.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:11 AM   #8
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In the past an SUV would be BoF like a truck, today I think SUV is more about capability like off-road and towing. A Grand Cherokee is not BoF but i think of it as an SUV. i believe the Durango is BoF, RWD and large tow rating so definitely an SUV, same with the Tahoe and its siblings. Whereas a Traverse is a CUV.

The Telluride I think at least in concept form is a stretched Sorrento platform.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:52 PM   #9
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SUV is traditionally body on frame. CUV is car based. I assume the Telluride is based off something like the K900 or maybe the Cadenza.
SUVs were defined as body on frame until CUVs showed up. CUVs are a subset SUVs. Unibody Land Rovers and Jeeps were always described as SUVs
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Rovers and Jeeps were unique unibodies though, they were not based off a car (for example Forester is just a tall and boxy Impreza) That's the point I was trying to make and why there is a "full size" CUV in addition to mid size etc... It all boils down to what it's based off.
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Someone needs to sneak a kilo of coke into that thing in honor of Glenn Frye.
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Rovers and Jeeps were unique unibodies though, they were not based off a car (for example Forester is just a tall and boxy Impreza) That's the point I was trying to make and why there is a "full size" CUV in addition to mid size etc... It all boils down to what it's based off.
I get what you are saying, but SUV is a term that covers CUV as well. CUV as a subset. All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares.
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SUV's started as trucks that were turned into family haulers, CUV's started as cars/wagons with taller suspension. Existing SUV's that have gone unibody (Ford Explorer for instance) are still called SUV's, although the Explorer shares a chassis with the Taurus now. SUV's tend to have more ground clearance than CUV's, but that's not always true - they are becoming one and the same though as more SUV's move to unibody construction.
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How about this.

CUV's are mostly FWD based
SUV's are mostly RWD based

NO? Well I thought I would throw that in.
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Kia Telluride Rakes In Profit as Customers Are Buying Them Loaded

The Kia Telluride is proving to be a sales juggernaut, raking in cash with an average transaction price of over $40,000.

Data from Cox Automotive shows that the majority of buyers are going for high-end models or adding options to midrange trims.

Hyundai's new SUV is doing well, too. A Hyundai spokesman suggested that the Palisade's sales in this "early launch period" are par for the course because "early adopters tend to want fully loaded trims."

Kia's latest entrant in the competitive mid-size-SUV segment–the handsome Telluride–is proving quite popular. According to a new report from Cox Automotive, it appears to be luring moneyed buyers to the value brand's showrooms.

As first reported by Cars Direct, the Telluride's average transaction price since going on sale eight months ago is over $40,000, meaning most buyers are going with the top-spec SX trim or spending money on options for the midrange EX. Although base Telluride LX models start at just $32,785, the EX and SX start at $38,185 and $42,585 respectively.

Such a situation is likely a dream come true for Kia and its dealers, many of which are apparently having trouble keeping the Telluride in stock. According to the same report from Cox, an average Telluride spends only 10 days on the ground at Kia dealers before being snapped up by eager buyers.

According to the most recent data from Automotive News, Kia has sold 34,160 Tellurides through August 2019, with 6374 of them leaving dealer lots that month. That number surpasses its corporate twin, the Hyundai Palisade, which sold 5115 units in August. It should be noted that Palisade sales are still ramping up, as the Hyundai version of the SUV launched much later than the Kia, starting sales in June. To put that into perspective, the well-established Toyota Highlander sold 28,364 in the same time period.

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Not a fan of the look. I like the the Hyundai better as long as the headlights are not turned on. Surprised the Ascent outsells them and even the mentioned Highlander.
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I’m happy to see Kia / Hyundai doing well. They’ve dumped a ton of money into making their vehicles better and have done exceptionally well marketing them.
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I'm seeing these and the Hyundia Kona's all over the place locally.
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