The Kia Telluride comes equipped with a 3.8L V6 Motor with 290+ horses.
Introduction to Kia Telluride
Kia Telluride was officially launched in 2019 at North American International Auto Show in the United States and rapidly become popular in the market and has got the title of 2020 car of the year in the USA. The car is powered by a 3.8-liter, V6 Gasoline Motor that produces more than 290 bhp impaired with an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission.
The Kia Telluride was the largest vehicle in Kia’s USA lineup and it also won the MotorTrend’s SUV of the year. The Kia Telluride mainly competes with Hyundai Palisade and Honda Pilot. However, the Palisade originally belongs to Kia because Hyundai is a part of Kia Global motors. The Kia Telluride Price in India is Rs 29.78-38.69 lakhs (Ex-showroom). The Telluride is launched in four variants named LS, S, EX, and SX. Where the LS starts from Rs 29.78 and the top LS from Rs 38.69. All the prices are ex-showroom and are approximate.
“Kia Telluride is launched in 4 variants and with a V6 engine impaired with 8-Speed Gearbox”
Kia Telluride Price in India & Launch Date
Kia Telluride is available in four variants LS, S, EX, and SX. These four variants are offered from scratch in 2019 when the car was launched in the USA. The car competes with Hyundai Palisade and Honda Pilot. These are the neck-to-neck competitions of Telluride SUV. The SUV is currently not available to buy in the Indian market but Kia will launch the car very soon because recently Kia has launched the Carnival in India.
So with this indication, we can guess, that the Telluride launch would take place in the first quarter of 2023. Whereas, the Kia Telluride price in India would be Rs 29.78 lakh for the base LS variant and Rs 38.69 lakh for the top SX variant. While in the US market the prices are $33,090 and $42,990 respectively.
The Detailed prices are listed below:
|Kia Telluride||Price in India|
|Kia Telluride||Price in the USA|
Kia Telluride Colour Options
- Everlasting Silver
- Dark Moss
- Gravity Gray
- Ebony Black
- Black Copper
- Glacial White Pearl
- Wolf Gray
Key Features of Kia Telluride Price in India
- 3.8L V6 Engine, with 291 brake horsepower
- 7 Passenger Seating with 2nd Row Captain seat Option
- Leather Seat Trim (Available Nappa Leather Seat Trim)
- Heating/Ventilated Front Seats, and Rear Seat Optional
- 20-inch Black Alloy Sport Wheel
- Dual Sunroof (1st and 2nd Row)
- LED Headlight, Fog Lamps, and Tail Lights
- Kia Connect with Navigation & 10.25-inch Display
- Harman Kardon 10 Speaker Premium System Audio
- Supervision Instrumental Cluster with 7-inch Display
- Front Seats With Memory Function
- Wireless Phone Charging
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (Pedestrian & Cyclist)
- Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist Rear
- Lane Keeping Assist & Lane Following Assist
- Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve
History of Kia Telluride
Kia Telluride is a mid-size crossover SUV and it was originally introduced as a concept car in 2016. The name ‘Telluride’ has been taken from a village named Telluride, Colorado. The Telluride is the largest vehicle ever built by Kia Motors. In 2020, the Kia Telluride was named the 2020 World Car of the Year and then MotorTrend’s SUV of the Year 2020 as well. The first production version of the Kia Telluride SUV was launched in 2019 at North American International Auto Show, USA.
Interesting Fact: The first public debut was a customized version inspired by fashion designer Brandon Maxwell’s Texas-inspired collection at New York Fashion Week in September 2016. the overall design of the SUV was quite similar to the concept version of Kia Telluride.
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The above-listed Indian prices are counted according to the US prices and the inclusion of Indian Government taxes and other fees. So the price might change when the mighty Kia Telluride is launched in India. Whereas the US prices are fixed and the Telluride can be bought at this price tag.
Kia Telluride Price in India Overview
The front profile of Telluride is unique from its competition because it is featured standing rectangular LED Dual-Projector headlights with LED DRLs along with turn side indicators. The grille is Kia’s Signature with a piano black finish and 2 more counter grilles are at the center of the front bumper and on the lower side.
There are no fog lamps but instead of that 4 points LEDs are placed on the lower section of the grille and just above the skid plate. Except for this, the ‘Telluride’ mascot on the hood in matte black finish looks fantastic.
The beauty of the side profile is charmed with a 20-inches blacked-out sport alloy wheel with 245/50R20 rubber. The long wheel arches give the suspension long travel so it can perform well in offroad conditions. The raised bonnet line covers the entire body and finishes at the rear tail lamp.
The chrome is well put on the SUV such as the window line, side door lower padding, front lower bumper, and the rear tailgate. The silver-finished roof rails are well portioned making the SUV more muscular and enhancing the stability too on the high speeds.
The rear of the Kia Telluride is not as good as the front is, but the C shape tail lights, top spoiler, silver ‘Telluride’ mascot, and silver-finished diffuser make it looks adequate. Moreover, the rear glass has a defogger and wiper for the winter and rainy seasons.
Kia Telluride Length, Width, Ground Clearance…
|Ground Clearance||203 mm|
|Approach Angle||17 Degree|
|Departure Angle||20.9 Degree|
“Featured with 20-inches black alloys and dual projector headlamps”
Kia is known to offer great features in the budget, so the same is with the Kia Telluride Price in India, almost all of the basic and advanced features are available inside the cabin. Let’s check out each and every feature in the depth.
First and foremost the main highlighted feature of the cabin is the Kia Connect 10.25-inches touch screen display with android auto, apple car play, mirror link, and navigation. The audio out from this infotainment screen is delivered with Harman Kardon 10-Speaker Premium Audio with Clari Fi Amplifier and Sub Woofer.
Apart from the sound system it also has:
- Wireless Phone Charger
- Bluetooth Technology with Wireless Connectivity
- Total 7 USB Ports (6 Charging and 1 for media)
- 12V Power outlet
- Supervision Meter Cluster
- Heads up Display
- Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
- Power Windows with Auto Up/Down
- Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Auto-Defogger
- Smart Key with Push Button Start Engine Immobilizer
- Auto-Dimming Auto Rear View Mirror with Homelink
- Integrated 2nd-Row Window Sunshades
- Panoramic and Dual Sunroof option
The premiums of Kia Telluride started feeling as soon as you enter the cabin. The soft Nappa leather seats welcome the owner with a puffy hug. The comfort of the seats is quite good and the lumbar support can be adjusted according to the need.
On the second row, there are two types of seating options are available to choose from. One is the bench seat and the second is the captain seat. The automatic climate control on the 2nd row is like cheery on the cake for the passengers.
On the other hand, the third row of seats offers adequate space and comforts and adults can be used for the short trips but the cargo space lacks while all the rows are up.
“Features are loaded into the cabin with ease of comfort and dual sunroof option”
Engine and Transmission
Kia Telluride is powered by a 3.8-liter, LAMBDA V6 Gasoline Direct Injection Engine (GDI), this motor is capable to generate 291 bhp of power and 355 nm of torque. The motor is paired with an 8-Speed Sportmatic Sports Shifter Transmission and the power is delivered to all the wheels.
The driving mode selector offers the function to get engine behavior according to the requirement. The modes are- Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart. Where the Comfort is for the city comfortable drives and the Smart for the adequate power and comfortable driving experience.
The SUV has a fuel tank of 71-liters, and normal unleaded 87 octane fuel can be filled into it. Whereas the combined city and highway mileage of Kia Telluride Price in India is 10 kmpl.
Kia Telluride FWD and AWD Mileage:
|2022 Kia Telluride Mileage||FWD||AWD|
|City||9 kmpl||8 kmpl|
|Highway||11 kmpl||10 kmpl|
|Combined||10 kmpl||9 kmpl|
“The V6 is literally powerful and the 4 driving modes offer vast driving experience”
Brakes, Chassis, and Suspension
Stopping an almost 2-ton SUV is a task and that duty in Kia Telluride Price in India has been taken care of by all four disk pads with ABS (Anti-Locking Braking System). Where the front disc brakes are ventilated and the rear is solid.
On the other side, it also has Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold Feature. The Telluride is built on a modified Sorrento chassis, while the engine is on the front and the body layout is 2 and 4 wheels drive. The Steering type is Column-Mounted, Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS).
The suspension duties have been taken care of by the Independent MacPherson Struts at the front and Independent multi-link rear suspension at the rear. Also, the Kia Telluride has the Self Leveling Rear Suspension, which allows the suspension to adjust accordingly and delivers a comfortable drive to the passengers onboard.
Some highlighted Safety Features:
- Surround View Monitor
- Driver Attention Warning
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist Rear
- Forward Collision Warning
- Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve
- Lane Keeping Assist
“Safety Features are endless and the suspension also works well with self-leveling for the rear”
Kia Telluride Price in India Specifications and Features
Engine and Gearbox
|Engine Type||3.8L Lambda V6|
|Engine Valve Train||Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC), 4 Valve Per Cylinder|
|Engine Valve Gear||Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)|
|Engine Compression Ratio||13:01|
|Engine Fuel Delivery System||Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)|
|Engine Horsepower||291 bhp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Engine Torque||355 nm @ 5,200 rpm|
|Electronically-Controlled 8-Speed Automatic Transmission||8-Speed Sportmatic™ Sports Shifter|
|Drive Modes||4 Modes (Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart)|
|Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC)||Y|
|Active On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/ AWD Lock and Snow Mode||AWM and Snow Mode|
|Fuel Requirement||Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||71 Liters|
Body, Chassis, and Suspension
|Body Layout||Front-Engine, Front, or 4-Wheel Drive|
|Chassis||Modified Sorento Chassis|
|Steering Type||Column-Mounted, Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)|
|Front Suspension Type||Independent MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar|
|Rear Suspension Type||Independent multi-link rear suspension|
|Self Leveling Rear Suspension||Y|
|Towing Capacity||5,000 lbs|
|Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold||Y|
|Braking System||4-Wheel Disc with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)|
|Front Brakes Ventilation Type||Ventilated|
|Rear Brakes Ventilation Type||Solid|
|Forward Collision Warning||Y|
|Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (Pedestrian & Cyclist)||Y|
|Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist Rear||Y|
|Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)||Y|
|Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist||Y|
|Lane Departure Warning||Y|
|Lane Keeping Assist||Y|
|Lane Following Assist||Y|
|Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve||Y|
|Highway Driving Assist||Y|
|Driver Attention Warning||Y|
|Rear View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance||Y|
|Parking Distance Warning-Reverse||Y|
|Parking Distance Warning-Front (PDW-F)||Y|
|Surround View Monitor||Y|
|Rear Occupant Alert with Ultrasonic Sensors||Y|
|Safe Exit Assist||Y|
|Driver Attention Warning||Y|
|Front Grille, Gloss Black Insert w/ Satin Chrome Surround||Y|
|Front Grille, Black Finish (Nightfall Edition Exclusive)||Y/Optional|
|Front and Rear Skid Plate, Premium Silver Finish||Y|
|Front and Rear Skid Plate, Black Finish (Nightfall Edition Exclusive)||Y/Optional|
|Exterior Badging, Black Finish (Nightfall Edition Exclusive)||Y/Optional|
|Body-Color & Heated Outside Mirrors w/ LED Turn Signal Indicators||Y|
|Power-Folding Outside Mirrors||Y|
|Reverse Tilt-Down Outside Mirrors||Y|
|Window Surround, Satin Chrome||Y|
|Window Surround, Black Finish (Nightfall Edition Exclusive)||Y/Optional|
|Automatic Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers||Y|
|Aero Wiper Blades||Y|
|LED Projector Beam Headlights||Y|
|LED Projector Beam Headlights w/ Black Finish Bezels (Nightfall Edition Exclusive)||Y/Optional|
|High Beam Assist (HBA)||Y|
|Auto Light Control||Y|
|Daytime Running Light (DRL), LED||Y|
|Positioning Lights, LED||Y|
|Front Fog Lights, LED||Y|
|Front Fog Lights, LED w/ Black Finish Bezels (Nightfall Edition Exclusive)||Y/Optional|
|Rear Combination Lights, LED||Y|
|Low Profile Roof Rails, Satin Chrome Finish||Y|
|Low Profile Roof Rails, Gloss Black Finish (Nightfall Edition Exclusive)||Y/Optional|
|Front Bumper Air Duct, Satin Chrome||Y|
|Front Bumper Air Duct, Gloss Black Finish (Nightfall Edition Exclusive)||Y/Optional|
|Lower Door Moulding, Satin Chrome||Y|
|Lower Door Moulding, Gloss Black Finish (Nightfall Edition Exclusive)||Y/Optional|
|Single Muffler with Dual Exhaust Tips||Y|
|Shark Fin Antenna||Y|
|20-inch Alloy Wheels, Black Sport Finish||Y|
|20-inch Alloy Wheels, Black Finish (Nightfall Edition Exclusive)||Y/Optional|
|Tire Size: 245/50R20||Y|
|Temporary Spare Tire||Y|
|Kia Connect w/ Navigation and 10.25-inch Touch-Screen Display||Y|
|Harman Kardon® 10-Speaker Premium Audio w/ Clari-Fi™, External Amplifier & Subwoofer||Y|
|Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity||Y|
|Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio, Hands-Free Phone, and Cruise Control Buttons||Y|
|USB Input Jack||Y|
|Wireless Phone Charger||Y|
|USB Charger Ports, 7 Total (6 Charging, 1 Media)||Y|
|12V Power Outlets, 3 total||Y|
|110V Power Inverter||Y|
|Supervision Meter Cluster w/ 7-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Color LCD Display||Y|
|Head-Up Display (HUD)||Y|
|Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column||Y|
|Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down||Y|
|Power Door Locks with Speed-Sensing Lock and Impact Sensing Unlock||Y|
|Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start and Immobilizer||Y|
|Remote Engine Start Button on Smart Key Fob||Y|
|Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control w/ Auto De-Fog System||Y|
|Rear Passenger Automatic Climate Control||Y|
|Center Console w/ Armrest and Storage Box||Y|
|Dual Front Cup Holders||Y|
|Front & Rear Door Bottle Holders||Y|
|Auto-Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror w/ HomeLink®||Y|
|Interior Mood Lighting, 64 Colors||Y|
|Overhead Sunglasses Holder||Y|
|LED Map and Room Lights||Y|
|Dual, Illuminated Sunvisor Vanity Mirrors||Y|
|Integrated 2nd-Row Window Sunshades||Y|
|Leather Seat Trim||Y|
|Premium Nappa Leather Seat Trim||Y|
|10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat, w/ 2-Way Power Lumbar Support||Y|
|Driver’s Seat Integrated Memory System (IMS)||Y|
Competition of Kia Telluride Price in India
These are the competitors of Kia Telluride:
- Ford Explorer
- Chevy Traverse
- Hyundai Palisade
- Volkswagen Atlas
The competition has SUVs that are more powerful and less powerful than Telluride, More feature-rich, and have fewer features. But amongst all the four SUVs, the Volkswagen Altas has the least power-producing engine that has 235 bhp power, whereas the most powerful is Ford Explorer twin-turbo V6 with 400 bhp power figures.
If we compare side by then all four with Kia Telluride then we found that the Hyundai Palisade has almost the same, it is obvious because all two have the same chassis and DNA inside the steel but the Palidase has some additional features and the base price of the SUV is also high from the Telluride’s base variant.
While the Chevy Traverse has a powerful 310 bhp V6 and the cargo area is also more by 30 cubic feet than Kia Telluride Price in India, even though all rows are up. At the last, the Ford Explorer is the most powerful one and the top version of the Explorer has nasty features and the premium top version starts at almost Rs 54,00,000 lakhs or $60,000. but even thousands/lakhs of money you can save and get the fanciest version of Kia Telluride.
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Pros and Cons
- Powerful V6 Engine
- 8-Speed Sportmatic Sport Gearbox
- Rear Self Leveling Suspension
- Aggressive Design
- Less Mileage
- No additional engine options
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Kia Telluride is an optimist machine for the city/highway drive and it also performs well on the tricky offroading patches. It has AWD with Snow selection mode with a rear self-leveling suspension system.
The engine is also well powerful with 291 bhp and the quick 8-Speed Sportmatic Sports Shifter Transmission upshifts the gearshift smoothly. In terms of design, it’s one of the most charming and muscular-looking SUVs on the market along with Hyundai Palisade, however, it is the same beneath the metal sheet.
Also, the Kia Telluride Price in India starts at Rs 29.78-38.69 that’s quite cheap because its competitors Ford Explorer Price in India can be Rs 54 lakhs approx when its launch. All over the Kia Telluride is a great SUV and is a value for the bucks you pay.