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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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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
Compact = fun size
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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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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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